New Orleans May 2022

New Orleans May 2022 Events

New Orleans May 2022 Events

Visit New Orleans in May as the City Continues to Return to Normal

Average temperature low and high: 69°-86°
The weather in New Orleans hits the perfect sweet spot in May. The days are sunny and enjoyable without being too hot. COVID restrictions continue to roll back, with bars and clubs now open later and music venues being allowed to host performances again. Although masking mandates have been lifted in Louisiana, they remain in place at many businesses. But no worries, you will still enjoy your visit as this party city continues its return to normalcy.

May Event Calendar

Wednesday at the Square Concert Series

Wednesday at the Square Concert Series

This free concert series features some well-known artists coming from all over the United States. Participants will get to witness a big performance stage, bands with indigenous music style, i.e., rock, jazz, swamp pop, etc. Also, the delicious bites and beverages at food stalls complement the sound of New Orleans. Note that outside food is prohibited.

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Jazz And Heritage Festival

Jazz And Heritage Festival

The Jazz and Heritage Festival is a New Orleans event you can’t miss! Celebrating the Louisiana culture, the Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans is all about music, live performances, and food; moreover, there are Mardi Gras Indians parades, cultural showcases, and craft demonstrations. Ticket information is available here.

 

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Put on your best and attend the Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do black-tie gala.  With live music, a raffle, a silent auction, and the best food and drinks that can be found in the Big Easy, it's sure to be a spectacular night - and all proceeds benefit the Audubon Zoo and their many conservation programs.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Mean girls

"On Wednesdays, we wear pink."  Relive high school by watching Broadway hit Mean Girls on stage, with hilarious and haunting songs, from "Stop" to "Someone Gets Hurt".  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wince at the awkward interactions that everyone has experienced.  Tickets start at $78 and can be purchased here.

Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival

Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival

Party NOLA-style at Bayou St. John during the three-day Bayou Boogaloo music festival.  Dig into po'boys and beignets before you enjoy a hurricane cocktail and a paddleboat ride, or you can get creative with crafts at some of the booths.  The event is fun for the whole family and a great way to spend a warm weekend.  Get more information at the official website.

Greek Festival

Greek Festival

Get a unique cultural experience at the annual Greek festival, the largest and most iconic Greek food and wine festival in New Orleans! The festival will feature Greek food, wine, pastries, music, and dancing. Admission is $10.

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Things to Do in New Orleans in May

Go Antique Shopping

Go Antique Shopping
There’s no better place than New Orleans to find antique jewelry and furniture pieces. Keil’s Antiques Inc., Royal Antiques Ltd., and The French Antique Shop are a few of the antique stores located in or near the French Quarter. While it won’t be easy to bring back to your city, there are always shipping options if you find an item you really like.

Visit the Audubon Zoo

Visit the Audubon Zoo
While the weather is still nice, going to the Audubon Zoo is a perfect activity for families and friends. The Audubon Zoo is not just your ordinary zoo—it’s filled with some of the rarest creatures you’ll ever see. Animal habitats of all kinds have been set up in this 58-acre land, with elephants, a Komodo dragon, and a rare white tiger. You’ll also be able to see peacocks, flamingos, otters, and other surprising exotic animals! Tickets start at $21.95 for children and $29.95 for adults, but if you purchase tickets online, you’ll be able to save $3. The zoo is about 5 miles away from the French Quarter!

Ride New Orleans’ Only Steamboat

Ride New Orleans’ Only Steamboat
Climb aboard and go on New Orleans’ only steamboat ride, Steamboat Natchez. Listen to Jazz music, and even enjoy a nice dinner as you cruise down the Mississippi River. Prices start at $29 for children and $70 for adults. The site is only two miles away from the French Quarter.