2017 Fall Festival Roundup in New Orleans
Posted on 09/29/2017
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience some of the Big Easy’s
best festivals of the fall! From a fest dedicated to sandwiches to a
three-day Halloween celebration, here are some of New Orleans’ most intriguing festivals.
If you’re a film fanatic, come out October 11-19 to the New Orleans Film Festival hosted by New Orleans Film Society. This festival provides an opportunity for new and established filmmakers to premiere their latest work.
Attendees can view numerous screenings of various categories of cinema throughout the whole city. Live music, cocktails and New Orleans Second Line Parades are other features of this wonderful fest.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest offer a little something for everybody. Presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, this free festival takes place in Lafayette Square October 13-15. The 12th annual fest offers a 4-in-1 experience from live jazz music and fresh barbeque, to art exhibits and shopping.
On Sunday, October 22, come to Oak Street in the Carrollton neighborhood for the 11th annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. This unique festival revolves around one of New Orleans most popular creations, the po-boy sandwich.
Over 50 different variations of the po-boy are available from different restaurants around the city. Art, music and the Saints game will keep you entertained while you enjoy your po-boy.
If you’re looking for a true Halloween experience, come to New Orleans October 27-29 for the 19th annual VOODOO Music & Arts Experience. All ages are welcome to New Orleans’ City Park for three days of nonstop music, art displays and a variety of food.
Festival-goers dress up in full Halloween attire to enjoy 65+ bands over three days. Performers vary everywhere from Kendrick Lamar and Post Malone to Foo Fighters and The Killers.
Forked Up Food Court offers amazing vendors such as Datdog, Reginelli’s Pizzeria and Blue Oak BBQ. Once you’ve filled your stomach, browse through a vast array of artwork crafted by many local New Orleans artists.
Looking for a good laugh? Come experience Hell Yes Fest also known as HYF November 15-19. Some of the best comedians from The New Movement Film Club perform different acts like improv, sketch, standup and podcast throughout various venues around the city. Film, food and video games will also be additions to this five-day comedy fest.
If you like gumbo and music, then the 10th Annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival is for you. Come out November 18-19 to Louis Armstrong Park for a showcase of brass bands along with an assortment of gumbo recipes.
PHOTO: These festivals will have you up dancing in the street. (photo by Zack Smith)