The French Quarter has earned a reputation for being one of the liveliest places in New Orleans, and life in this neighborhood certainly doesn’t slow down once autumn arrives. Those who are visiting New Orleans in September, October or November are in for a treat. There are many eclectic and delightful festivals that are held in the French Quarter during the fall.
These are the top French quarter events scheduled for this fall:
New Orleans Burlesque Fest
The fall festival season in New Orleans kicks off in September with the New Orleans Burlesque Fest. This festival is scheduled to take place from September 12 through September 15 at the House of Blues, which is located near the heart of the French Quarter. Festival attendees will be able to see burlesque performances from artists around the world, and they will learn more about this performance style which was created in the Big Easy.
Mac n Cheese Fest
Mac and cheese is a quintessential American dish, and it can be concocted in a surprising number of ways. To celebrate all of the incredible ways to make and enjoy this comfort food, the city has organized an annual festival. This year’s Mac n Cheese Fest is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 12 at Louis Armstrong Park in the French Quarter. It is free to attend.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
Music and food have long defined the New Orleans culture, and the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is the perfect way to blend both in the city. This festival is scheduled to take place from October 18 through October 20 at Lafayette Square Park. It is a free festival that includes many concerts and delicious BBQ vendors as well as an art fair.
Those who want to make the most out of their time at these French Quarter events and festivals will want to stay in a comfortable and convenient hotel. Magnolia Hotel New Orleans is the ideal respite from the colors, lights, and sounds of the French Quarter. This hotel is known for its sophisticated luxury and it’s quiet, relaxing ambiance. While it’s a far cry from the atmosphere at the French Quarter, it is conveniently located nearby the city’s most notorious neighborhood.
Book your stay at Magnolia Hotel New Orleans today, and start planning your trip to one of these French Quarter events.