New Orleans November 2023

New Orleans November 2023 Events

New Orleans November 2023 Events

Check Out the Culinary and Cultural Experiences New Orleans has to Offer in November

Average temperature low and high: 53°-72° 
With the city starting to light up for the holiday season, November is a perfect month to visit New Orleans. Many restaurants even have Thanksgiving deals and specials. Fall festival season is still in full swing with annual favorites like the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, along with lots of other cool events to experience like Fête des Fromages and Bayou Bacchanal, the city’s version of Caribbean Carnival.    

November Event Calendar

New Orleans Film Festival

New Orleans Film Festival

If you live and breathe cinema, then the New Orleans Film Festival may be your favorite event of the year. Join fellow film enthusiasts from November 3rd to November 8th as you evaluate over 145 films, ranging from documentaries and short films to everything in between. The schedule varies depending on which day you attend, but expect starting times around 11:00 AM and closures at around 10:00 PM. Parties and receptions may also be held during the evenings of the film festival. And if you can't make the event in person, be sure to check it out virtually from November 3rd to November 13th. Tickets start at $8 and can be purchased here.

Bayou Bacchanal Carnival

Bayou Bacchanal Carnival

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate at the original carnival celebration of NOLA, with the Bayou Bacchanal Carnival. Enjoy all things Caribbean. Saturday will include a parade, and the festival will end with a party. The parade is free.

Fête des Fromages

Fête des Fromages

Calling all cheese-lovers: New Orleans is hosting Fête des Fromages and featuring more than 150 cheeses at the event. There’ll be unlimited cheese tasting and you can enjoy it with wine, beer, and cocktails on the side. There will also be live music and local chefs participating in the cheese-cutting competition. 

Celebration in the Oaks

Celebration in the Oaks

This is one of New Orleans' longest-lasting and most attended holiday traditions. Drive through historic City Park as it is illuminated with millions of holiday lights. Twenty-five acres of giant oak trees and greenery will be decorated with extravagant displays for a breath-taking 2.5-mile drive through the park. For an additional $25, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park will be open with unlimited rides. Admission is $39.99 for cars, and if you opt to go through by bike, admission is $5. You can find more info and tickets online.

New Orleans Events in November

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in New Orleans

Things to Do in New Orleans in November

Spirits-The Cocktail and Ghost Crawl

Spirits-The Cocktail and Ghost Crawl
This is no ordinary pub crawl. Enjoy spirits with your spirits, as you hear ghost stories, city history, and tales of voodoo. The two-hour tour provides a storytelling guide who'll usher you through well-researched historical and haunted locations between stops at the bars. Fun for groups, and you are not required to buy anything. Tickets are $30 per person.

Distillery Tour and Rum Tasting

Distillery Tour and Rum Tasting
The Happy Raptor Distillery is New Orlean’s newest. When you visit, you’ll learn how your rum travels from the sugarcane fields of Louisiana to the copper still in-house. We’ll show you the unique Caribbean-style processes involved in the creation of 504Rum that are rare to find in the United States. The combined tour and tasting lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes one pre-batch cocktail (distiller’s choice), a free tasting of all 504Rum products. Tours are $15 per person, and you can schedule a tour for yourself or a group.