Major New Orleans Events of the 2014 Season

button-asktheinnkeeperPlanning a New Orleans vacation in 2014?  Want to make sure you hit some of the area’s biggest events while you’re here?  The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast wants to help you plan the perfect getaway by offering up NOLA event dates for your visit!

Of course, this city is known for its great food, its musical draw, and its talented artists; you’ll find that many of these festivals combine some, or all, of these ingredients.  So take a look, pick your favorite, and plan to come down for a great time!

French Quarter Festival
April 10, 11, 12, 13, 2014
The largest free music festival in the country offers fantastic local music paired with unbeatable food offered by some of the most popular restaurants in the area.


NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 25, 26, 27, 2014 and
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 2014
BIG names in music (Clapton, Springsteen, Aguilera, Thicke, Santana, Fogerty, and so many more) come to town, and there is plenty of food to feed your hunger.  And you can’t forget the arts/crafts up for sale!

Food & Wine Experience
May 21, 22, 23, 24, 2014
Wine, food, and some musical flare thrown in for good measure – this is easily one of the best places to find your new favorite wine and pair it with great food.  Tickets are available now!

NOLA Greek Festival
May 23, 24, 25, 2014
There’s nothing like Greek food, drink, and entertainment – you’ll find them all at the Greek Festival!

NOLA Oyster Fest
May 31-June 1, 2014
Food and music – seafood style! Free Admission.

French Market Creole Tomato Festival
June 7-8, 2014
The French Market celebrates this luscious red fruit with tomato-based costumes, food, music, and plenty of activities for the whole family.  There is no admission to attend.

Cajun-zydeco Festival
June 14-15, 2014
This free festival celebrates Zydeco music with a number of performers and plenty of food (can you say shrimp?).

Stachmo Summer Festival
July 31-Aug 1, 2, 3, 2014
You’ll find Jazz music at its very best this summer at the Old U.S. Mint.  And you certainly won’t go hungry or thirsty at this event either!

Summer Decadence
Aug 27-Sept 1, 2014
The French Quarter gets decked out in rainbow colors for this lively event.  Your ticket gets you into all the featured gatherings!

October 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, 2014
You don’t have to be German to enjoy the music, food, and beer at the annual NOLA Oktoberfest in nearby Kenner, LA.

Blues & BBQ Fest
Oct 17, 18, 19, 2014
This free event celebrates Blues music and great area Barbecue at Lafayette Square, right on the St. Charles Streetcar line (hop on outside our front door).

VooDoo Music Experience
Oct 31-Nov 1, 2, 2014
One of the biggest musical events with some of the biggest musical names of the year takes place at City Park.

Fringe Festival
Nov 19-23, 2014
Live entertainment of all types invades the entire city for Fringe Fest, 2014!

There’s little doubt that New Orleans is the place to be for music, food, and fun, no matter what time of year!  All you need is an adventurous spirit, a little time, and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodations to escape the craziness of the event after-hours.  Welcome to NOLA 2014, another year of unforgettable festivals and celebrations!




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