• a vacation where you stay at home, and take daytrips to include local attractions; being a tourist in your hometown. Take in the sights and enjoy the fun New Orleans Festival season this summer.

To find out more about what’s happening, where to dine, and places to explore, visit the New Orleans Visitors and Convention Bureau’s website at as New Orleans celebrates 300 years.

New Orleans Festival

May 25 – 27: New Orleans Greek Festival 2018


Everyone is Greek at the Greek Fest! Enjoy fabulous Greek cuisine, wine, music, dancing, and a market bazaar. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs so you can kick back and enjoy the festivities. To learn more, go to for more information.
Festival Dates & Times

May 26 – 28: Bayou Country Superfest 2018

Pull on your cowboy boots and get ready for Country Music’s Superstars in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome! For more information, go to

A new feature of this year’s Bayou Country Superfest will be “A Salute to America,” a huge fireworks display over the Mississippi River on Friday night, May 25, sponsored by the New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Corporation.

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June 21 – 24: FestiGals

The best weekend a group of girlfriends can spend together,

FestiGals is a “501(c)3 organization that inspires, connects and celebrates women while supporting causes important to their well-being”. This weekend focuses on fun! For more information about how you can join the fun, go to

July 6 – 9: 2018 Essence Music Festival

“The nightly concerts at ESSENCE Fest are certainly not to be missed, but there’s also a whole world of free Festival activities happening during the day that celebrate all things Black Girl Magic and Black culture from every angle possible.”
ESSENCE Festival Lineup

August 30 – September 3: Southern Decadence New Orleans 2018

“The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, the FREE outdoor concert at the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, will return in 2018 for its fourteenth anniversary show on Saturday afternoon, September 1st.”