NOVEMBER in the NOLA
Welcome to November in New Orleans when we say goodbye to hurricane season and hello to gumbo season. With an average high of 71 °F and an average low of 55 °F, November is one of the best times of the year to visit. Here’s what up down here.
Day of the Dead Parade, November 2
At 7 p.m., celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead New Orleans Style. Make no bones about it, this procession is always one of the most magical of the year.
Bayou Bacchanal, November 5 CANCELLED
Come celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage at Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans. There will be Caribbean cuisine, dance and music at this event near Crescent Park in the Bywater/Marigny. Presented by Friends of Culture.
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, November 6
Head Uptown this November to help us celebrate the po-boy! This beloved festival offers live music, arts & crafts and all your favorite varieties of po-boys or some that soon will be.
Saints Home Games, November 7 & 20
Join us in New Orleans this month for one of two home Saints games. The Saints take on the Ravens on the 7th and the Rams on the 20th in the Caesars Superdome.
Hell Yes Fest, November 8-14
There will be laughter pouring out onto Fulton Street during Hell Yes Fest, the Gulf South's largest comedy festival. The event will feature more than 50 comics, 15 headliner shows at three different venues.
Bayou Classic, November 26
The legendary rivalry between Grambling State and Southern University has been taking place since the 1930s. Nowadays, it's held the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the Caesars Superdome and includes a parade, fan festivals, a career fair and a not-to-be-missed battle of the bands.
Celebration in the Oaks, November 24-January 1
More than 165,000 visitors make their way to historic City Park every year for Celebration in the Oaks, a magical winter spectacle. Nothing says it’s holiday time in New Orleans like centuries-old live oaks swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights. Light displays of all kinds are scattered throughout 25 acres of the City Park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.