New Orleans April 2021 Events

Check out the Jazz and Heritage Festival and French Quarter Festival this April in New Orleans!

Average temperature low and high: 61°-79°

Visit New Orleans for annual festivals that celebrate the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana such as Jazz Fest and the French Quarter Fest! At both festivals, you can try out multiple New Orleans restaurants at the multiple food stands. Some annual events may be postponed or different because of COVID-19, we will update this page with any new information in the coming weeks released by organizers. 

April Event Calendar

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

22 Apr, 2021 - 2 May, 2021
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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

One of the biggest events in New Orleans, you can’t miss out on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! This 2-weekend event hosts huge music names and attracts visitors from all over the world. Purchase your weekend pass or single-day tickets here!

Gay Easter Parade

Date to be confirmed
Gay Easter Parade

If you’re in New Orleans for Easter Sunday, then you’re in for a treat because the annual official Gay Easter Parade will take place! This unique, vibrant parade showcases the creativity of the LGBTQ community as they flaunt flashy versions of their Easter Sunday finest. The parade kicks off in the French Quarter and takes a route passing every gay bar as well as gay-owned restaurants and other shops. Also, consider checking out the annual Easter Bonnet Contest held at Good Friends Bar. Plans in regard to COVID-19 have not yet been released, we will update this post with any new info in the coming weeks. 

French Quarter Festival

2021 April
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French Quarter Festival

Taken place in one of the most popular, historic, and beloved parts of New Orleans, the annual French Quarter Fest is an event you shouldn’t miss! Hosted by Chevron, the event drew an estimated 825,000 people last year! Enjoy food sold by staple New Orleans restaurants while listening to live music (from both local and international acts)! This year the fest will celebrate its 37th anniversary. Admission is free of charge. Exact 2021 dates TBA!

Things to Do in New Orleans in April

New Orleans Concerts in April

Upcoming Nightclub Events

Events may be canceled due to the coronavirus. Please confirm with all ticket vendors that events are still active.