New Orleans March 2022 Events

New Orleans March 2022 Events

Visit New Orleans in March for Warmer Weather

Average temperature low and high: 54°-73°
March is an awesome time to visit New Orleans as the weather starts to warm and the city's chaos begins to calm with the ending of Carnival season. Spend some time outside at the Sculpture Garden or enjoy an indoor evening of laughs at the Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival. 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.

March Event Calendar

Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival

Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival

Get ready to laugh all night at The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival. Held at the UNO Lakefront arena, the show will feature acts from hilaious performers such as Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Sommore, Lavell Crawford, and Kountry Wayne. It will be a hysterical and unforgettable night that you wouldn't want to miss! Get your tickets here!

Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade

Irish Channel St. Patrick\'s Day Parade

If you’re in New Orleans for St Patrick’s Day, you’re lucky! The city seems to throw a parade or celebration for almost everything and there’s a HUGE one for St. Patty’s Day! Throw on your best green and head down to the Irish Channel to join thousands of parade participants! Watch over 30 floats (the same decadent ones that roll during Mardi Gras), roll down Magazine street and catch throws like flowers, beads, cabbage, and more! Catching the parade is free and open to the public!

The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival

The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival

Headlined this year by award-winning actor and comedian Mike Epps, the Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival promises a night full of laughter. An accomplished comedian, Epps is supported by the multi-talented entertainer Desi Banks. Both men are known for putting on hilarious shows. Buy tickets here!

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival

Tennessee Williams once said, “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland." The famous American playwright loved New Orleans, and this festival is orchestrated to honor him. The fest brings more than 130 authors, actors, and musicians in for a five-day event. Make sure not to miss the infamous “Stella” shouting contest held in the French Quarter! Ticket prices for different events vary. Tickets are on sale now!

BUKU Music & Art Project

BUKU Music & Art Project

Join thousands of music and art enthusiasts at the BUKU Music and Art Project at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gas World. The BUKU Music and Art Festival features local as well as international art, live music, dance performances, art installations, performance art, and most of all, famous New Orleans food. BUKU music festival focuses on indie-rock music and hip-hop music while still offering around 50 unique music acts. 

Local Uproar (Stand-Up)

Local Uproar (Stand-Up)

Laugh with some of New Orleans’ funniest comedians at Local Uproar, a free showcase. In addition to local talents, out of town guest comics and nationally touring acts also tend to take the stage. Local Uproar is in association with New Orleans Ice Cream, which means in addition to the free show, there’s free ice-cream!

New Orleans Events in March

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Things to Do in New Orleans in March

Visit the Sculpture Garden

Visit the Sculpture Garden
The Sculpture Garden is the perfect way to take a break from the buzz of the city. Located next to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the world-class collection of modern and contemporary sculptures recently expanded 6 acres and now occupies about 11 serene acres of City Park. Take a leisurely walk through winding paths under beautiful oak trees and over peaceful lagoons while marveling at the garden's magnificent art!

Visit Mardi Gras World

Visit Mardi Gras World
Are you curious to know how the enormous, elaborate floats that roll through the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras parades are crafted? Then take a visit Mardi Gras World, the largest float designing and building facility in the world! Open year-around and located right next to the Mississippi River, this 300,000 square foot warehouse filled with historic floats, costumes, and decorations gives you a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look of Mardi Gras traditions.

Take a Bike Tour Around New Orleans

Located in the French Quarter, learn more about New Orleans’ rich history with Freewheelin’ Bike Tours, a locally-owned and operated company. Opened seven days a week between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there are different tours to choose from, whether you want to know more about the Creole & Crescent, The Garden District, or the Marigny & Bywater (for those who are 21+ only). You can also go on a self-guided tour, or if you just want to rent and ride a bike, you can! Prices for rentals start at $25 for cruisers and bikes, while tours start at $50.

Rent a pedal boat or a kayak and explore City Park

Rent a pedal boat or a kayak and explore City Park
City Park Boat and Bike Rentals offers kayaks and boats so that locals and tourists can explore the lakes of City Park. They are located about three miles from the French Quarter and they are open from 10 a.m. to sunset on weekdays and 9 a.m. till sunset on weekends. You must be 18 years of age to rent; cash and credit cards only. Rentals start at $15 for kayaks, $22 for canoes and $26 for pedal boats. They also offer bike rentals if you prefer to be on land!