New Orleans January 2022 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

King Cake Festival

Date to be confirmed
Champions Square MAP
King Cake Festival

The 9th annual King Cake Festival, held in Champions Square, celebrates one of New Orleans’ most popular and loved treats! You’ll get to enjoy different king cakes from some of the best bakeries while enjoying live music! This event is free and open to the pubic! Organizers have not yet updated the public on this event in reposnse to COVID. Official date TBA! 

Twelfth Night

Date to be confirmed
Rampart-St. Claude Streetcar line. MAP

In New Orleans, January 6 of each year marks the end of holiday season and the start of carnival season! It is the official day that you can start buying King Cakes in stores. This is also the date that you can get a little taste of New Orleans' Mardi Gras spirit! Catch some beads and throws from "The Not So Secret Society of the Elysian Fields," that rolls on the Rampart-St. Claude Streetcar line. They will depart from Elysian Fields Station, go to Union Station, and back again.

Things to Do in New Orleans in January

New Orleans Concerts in January

Upcoming Nightclub Events

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