New Orleans May 2021 Events

Visit New Orleans in May for Warmer Weather and Outdoor Fun

Average temperature low and high: 69°-86°

The weather in New Orleans hits the perfect sweet spot in May. It’s one of the best months to enjoy outdoor events and activities since the peak of summer is still weeks away. The days are sunny and enjoyable without being too hot. You can enjoy a walking tour through the French Quarters, a boat tour of a Swamp, or catch one of the local festivals like Bayou Boogaloo or the Treme + 7th Ward Arts & Culture Fest.

May 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!

New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival: Weekend Two

Date to be confirmed
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New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival: Weekend Two

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. Purchase your 4-day pass for the weekend or buy single day passes here!

Daiquiri Dash

Date to be confirmed
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Daiquiri Dash

The Daiquiri Dash is 5k walk/run held in City Park! The daiquiri, a refreshing drink made with crushed ice, artificially flavored syrups, and high-proof alcohol, is a favorite in New Orleans! At the end of the race, all participants are rewarded with a t-shirt, a medal, and a frosty daiquiri! Tickets start at $19.99. Additional daiquiris can be purchased before and after the race for $5! Costumes are encouraged!

Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Date to be confirmed
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Whitney Zoo-To-Do

The annual Whitney Zoo-to-Do fundraising gala will feature mouth-watering food from about 70 restaurants, live performances, beverages from New Orleans locals, and a lot of entertainment. Some famous restaurants at this fundraising gala include Vessel Nola, Haydel’s Bakery, Antoine’s Resturant, and Clancy’s Restaurant among 60 others. Ticket prices range from $85-$110 and will be on sale soon!

Bayou Country Superfest

Date to be confirmed
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Bayou Country Superfest

Bayou Country Superfest is back with its three-day celebration in the Crescent City. This event has become a key event celebration in Louisiana during Memorial Day weekend. There will be free concerts, live music, performances, beverage stalls, and much more.

Greek Fest

Date to be confirmed
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Greek Fest

Though Greek Fest reflects the Greek culture and traditions, it is an ideal place for foodies. This three-day outdoor and indoor event features Greek music, entertainment, and special Greek food. There will also be coffee stalls and delicious wine tastings. This fest is available to all ages, with colorful crafts, playing area, and activities for kids. Admission is $8 at the gate. Opa!

Crawfish Mambo

Date to be confirmed
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Crawfish Mambo

Take advantage of being in the Big Easy for crawfish season and indulge in all you can eat crawfish at the 9th annual Crawfish Mambo, the city’s biggest crawfish festival! There will be dozens of different crawfish boils cooked by competing teams. The event will also feature live music, a crawfish eating contest, and celebrity judges! Advanced tickets are $25 and $35 at the door; admission is free for children seven and under.

11-28 May, 2021
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Hadestown is a musical the surrounds the romantic, mysthical story of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice and the of King Hades and his wife Persephone. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and held in New Orleans' historic Saenger Theatre, this is a show that you won't want to miss. Get your tickets here: https://tickets.experism.com/tickets/4426085/hadestown-tickets-tue-may-11-2021-saenger-theatre-new-orleans! 

Things to Do in New Orleans in May

New Orleans Concerts in May

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Upcoming Nightclub Events

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