2017 New Orleans Fall Festivals & Major Events Schedule

Now that summer comes to an end, New Orleans and its surrounding areas gear up for a busy fall festival season. This year, there are lots of new festivals added to the mix, so don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon. Here’s your guide to fall festivals and major events to mark on your calendar. Check back for updates as we get them.

November 2017


Boudin, Bourbon and Beer

November 3

Champions Square
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Chef Emeril Lagasse and friends sure know how to throw a party. Boudin, Bourbon and Beer proves that these chefs are some of the best in the business. Sixty of the nation’s best chefs come to Champions Square to serve their best version of the Cajun delicacy to raise money for a good cause. Live music and great beverages, featuring all things Bourbon, also pave the way for a great night.

New Orleans Book Festival

November 11 – 12

New Orleans City Park
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From little readers to literary scholars, this two-day, family-friendly event offers book lovers plenty of activities. Festivities start Friday with a night of song and dance at the Latter Branch Library. Then, on Saturday, the daytime fest packs a full day of readings, panel discussions and kids activities at New Orleans City Park.

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival

November 11 – 12

Downtown Covington, La.
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Downtown Covington becomes vibrant with this two-day art festival. The fest features more than 200 tents featuring artists from around the country. Several artists are set to perform at the music tent. An artist’s party closes out festivities on Saturday at the Covington Trailhead from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free admission.

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

November 18 – 19

Armstrong Park
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You’re in for a smoking combo of brass bands and gumbo. Celebrate one of New Orleans’ favorite foods at the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. There will be 14 different types of gumbo to try along with cooking demonstrations, a food court, live music and a gumbo symposium. Admission is free.

Bayou Classic

November 25

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
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The annual showdown between the Southern University Jaguars and the Grambling State University Tigers gives fans plenty of festivities surrounding Thanksgiving weekend. The tradition culminates with the Bayou Classic football matchup Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Other notable events include the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Battle of the Bands & Greek Show and the Bayou Classic Fan Fest.

 *All dates and information are subject to change.

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See also:

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival Set for Oct. 22

Another New Festival: NOLA Cochon de Lait Fest debuts in October