New Orleans January 2023

New Orleans January 2023 Events

New Orleans January 2023 Events

Celebrate the New Year this January in New Orleans

Average temperature low and high: 45°-64°
New Orleans is a great place to start the new year! This month marks the transition from holiday season into Carnival season, and although Mardi Gras celebrations will for sure bound to look a little different this year, it won't stop this vibrant, exciting city from being in the festive spirit. With the weather starting to cool, it’s also the perfect time to check out some famous restaurants to try warm, traditional dishes like gumbo and etouffee!  

January Event Calendar

Fan Expo

Fan Expo

If you consider yourself a SciFi fan, this is the event for you. For 3 days straight, there will be city-wide events that will turn the city of New Orleans into a playground filled with cosplay, anime, horror, and gaming. There will also be huge celebrities in attendance, such as Katee Sackhoff of the Mandalorian, Anson Mount of Star Trek: Discovery, Matthew Lewis of Harry Potter, and many more. Some main events include meet and greets with legendary comics creators, autograph and photo opportunities, an artists alley for attendees to show their work, panels and Q & As, and more. Tickets rand from $27 - $119; they can be purchased online 

Pardi-Gras 2023

Pardi-Gras 2023

Known as "the ultimate French Quarter party," Pardi-Gras celebrates its 25th year in 2022. The celebration centers around live music played throughout all four days, mostly of the "Trop Rock" (i.e., Jimmy Buffet) variety. Stroll around the French Quarter and enjoy other fun Mardi Gras-related activities. The event is open to anyone and only requires registration for a $130 ticket. Visit the event website for more details about this unique celebration.

Boat Show New Orleans

Head down to the Pontchartrain Center to see hundreds of boats under one roof for the biggest boat show in the region. Experts, professionals, and enthusiasts will gather for a unique 3-day interactive experience. Attendees will be able to discover new models of boats, motors, and trailers from around the country, learn about trends in the market and discuss the latest developments in the industry. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, and free for kids under 5.

New Orleans Events in January

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in New Orleans

Things to Do in New Orleans in January

Grab beignets and coffee

Grab beignets and coffee
There are certain foods that you shouldn't leave New Orleans without trying, and the beignet is one of them. Best described as a deep-fried doughnut (without the hole), loaded with powdered sugar, and paired perfectly with coffee, this sweet treat dates back to the 18th century; the French-Creole colonists introduced them! Visit Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter, a 24-hour beignet shop founded in 1862 that doubles as a historical landmark. Although Cafe Du Monde is the most iconic place to grab beignets and coffee, there are many other cafes throughout the city to get your fix!

Go on a food tour

Go on a food tour
It's no secret that New Orleans is famous for its delicious food. With so many different flavors and "have-to-try" dishes, picking the right restaurants can get overwhelming. From gumbo to etouffee, and everything in between, going on a food tour is the perfect way to get a taste of the staples!