The music, the food, the art - the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is one of the most popular events that takes place in the city. We've put together an Astrid Solo Travel Advisor Jazz Fest Guide with helpful hints, safety tips, and food and drink recommendations for the solo traveler!
In celebration of our French heritage, New Orleans will host a wide variety of French-related events on Bastille Day! Ranked the 3rd best Bastille Day festival in the worldby Reuters.com, this is one special occasion that is a treat for travelers and locals alike!
The Creole Tomato Festival is your chance to get a taste of a local delicacy, along with a myriad of culinary masterpieces that feature this almighty staple of Creole cuisine. This quirky, fun New Orleans festival is a great way to mix up the typical trip to the city!
Every year on Memorial Day Weekend, the New Orleans Greek Festival celebrates Greek culture and heritage with traditional food, music, performances and fun for kids and adults alike. This is a great opportunity for the solo traveler to get a taste of a specific aspect of New Orleans culture and heritage.
Bayou Boogaloo is one New Orleans festival that features a different kind of float than the one’s we’re used to. Every year in May, Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo takes over the banks of Bayou St. John for a weekend of live music, amazing food, and an escape from the Louisiana summer heat with the option to bring your own inflatable water float!
French Quarter Festival is one of the greatest celebrations of the unique and vibrant culture of New Orleans. With nearly 2,000 musicians across all genres of music, delicious local food, and ample amounts of entertainment, all for free, this is a great event for any solo traveler visiting New Orleans this spring!
Hog’s for the Cause is basically one giant, community barbecue benefiting the families of children battling pediatric brain cancer. Enjoy great food, great music, and a great time at this unique New Orleans festival!
Nowhere else on the planet is there a greater selection and wider diversity of fabulous special events than those you can experience in New Orleans. Whether you're into music, or art, or historic literature there is a New Orleans festival for you!