New Orleans Info

New Orleans Info

New Orleans is a city that can only be described with a palette of the most vibrant colors.

Art influences every piece of the city from the architecture to the food to the music and of course the people. Each piece has its own melodic style that draws from the rich heritage and flavors of the cultures of the African, Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, French and Spanish people that settled here. The families have grown up here for generations, developing a distinct way of life that is New Orleans.  Those traditions are kept alive today all throughout the many different areas of the city.

The French Quarter

The original settlement of New Orleans, called Vieux Carre, French Quarter, or simply The Quarter, is the oldest neighborhood in the city.  Established by the French in 1718, the location was, and is still, a valuable site for trade, due to its strategic position along the Mississippi River.

The district as a whole is a National Historic Landmark.  The French Quarter boasts a storied history of international influence with cultural contributions from the French, Spanish, Italian, Sicilian, African, Irish and others - all evident in the development of this global port settlement.

So much of what makes New Orleans unique is captured in the melting pot atmosphere of the French Quarter - from the party atmosphere of Bourbon Street to the bohemian elegance of Royal.  It's a neighborhood full of surprises and magic.

Bourbon Street

This historic French Quarter street has a bawdy reputation due to the burlesque clubs and all-night partying. You can also experience a whole other side of Bourbon Street steeped in history, folk lore and beauty that dates back to 1718 when New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. Also known as “Rue Bourbon”, this historic street sits at the heart of the French Quarter extending 13 blocks from Canal St. to Esplanade Avenue.

Garden District

From 1832 to 1900 (or so), the Garden District was The Place for the newly wealthy in New Orleans to set up their households in genteel style.

Instead of the charming but “working class” French and Spanish bungalows and townhouses of the Vieux Carre, these houses demonstrated the latest in Victorian elegance, a mélange of high styles gleaned from not just the Spanish and French, but also from the Italians, the British, and the “Greek Revival.”

National World War II Museum

The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life.  Here you will find thought-provoking and interactive exhibits that explore the American Experience in 'the war that changed the world'.

From the galleries in the main pavilion, to the 4-D cinematic experience 'Beyond All Boundaries', to the brand new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, the Museum strives to create world class features and exhibits that will inspire visitors of all ages to embrace the lessons of World War II and learn from its stories of heroism, tragedy and liberation.



Dec 27 - Jan 2

New Year's Eve



Jan 2 - 5

Sugar Bowl

Jan 23 -28

National Automobile Dealers Association



Feb 12 -17

National Basketball Association

Feb 21-23

Mardi Gras - 1st Weekend

Feb 27 - Mar 3

Mardi Gras - 2nd Weekend

Mar 4

Mardi Gras Day



Mar 11 -15

American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons



Apr 4-7

WWE Wrestlmania

Apr  9 -11

National Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics

Apr 10-13

French Quarter Festival

Apr 24 -Apr 27

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - 1st Weekend

Apr 25 -29

American Association Of Orthodontists (AAO)



May 2-5

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - 2nd Weekend

May 23 -31

Genesys Telecommunications Lab



Jun 21 -24

Institute Of Food Technologists



Jul 3-7

Essence Festivals, LLC



Aug 22 -27

Southeastern Association Of State Highway And Transportation Officials



Sep 29 -Oct  1

Water Environment Federation



Oct 10 - 14

American Society of Anesthesiologists 



Nov  5 -12

National Association Of Realtors

Nov 15-20

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Nov 27 - Dec 1

Bayou Classic




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Mardi Gras New Orleans


Are you coming to New Orleans during Mardi Gras? Here’s all of the information that you’ll need to make it an experience that you’ll never forget.



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