New Orleans October 2021 Events

New Orleans October 2021 Events

Visit New Orleans this October for the Kick-Off of Fall Festival Season!

Average temperature low and high: 62°-81°
Following the sweltering summer months, New Orleans finally cools down a bit in October. Days are pleasant and sunny, just in time for all of the unique fests, like Oktoberfest and Voodoo Arts + Music Experience, that happen throughout the city. Since many say New Orleans is one of the most haunted cities in America, it’s also the perfect place to visit for Halloween!

October Event Calendar

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Head out to Mid City to celebrate New Orleans’ German history at Oktoberfest! For four weekends, you can experience and enjoy authentic German food, rare beer, and live music. Admission is $8 and free for children under 12.

Beignet Festival

Beignet Festival

You can’t visit New Orleans without trying one of their famous beignets and the perfect place to try it is at the Beignet Festival! You can try anywhere between classic, sweet, savory, to unique beignets at this event. There will be local musicians and local participating restaurants involved. Entrance to the festival is free but food and drink tickets will be sold for $1 each. The event will end at 6 p.m.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is known for its music and food and you do not want to miss out on this free festival! This 2-day event will have amazing live performances and even more amazing barbecue.

Mac N Cheese Fest

Mac N Cheese Fest

Don’t miss out on the one-day, Mac N Cheese Fest at the Louis Armstrong Park! There will be a lot of cheesy and creamy dishes, and live music will be playing as well. Entrance to the festival is free, and the event ends at 6:30 p.m.

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is a popular fest that brings huge music names and thousands of visitors to the Big Easy. Takes place over 3 days at the end of October, festival goers are in the Halloween spirit, so expect to see lots of costumes! In addition to live music, the festival will feature food, art instillation, a ferris wheel, and dance parties.

Krewe of Boo Parade

Krewe of Boo Parade

Every year, the Krewe of Boo marches through the French Quarter for the city’s official Halloween parade. Get in the holiday spirit by watching costumed float-riders throw candy, doubloons, toys, and other treats!

National Fried Chicken Fest

National Fried Chicken Fest

Try fried chicken in more ways than you can imagine at the National Fried Chicken Fest! This an outdoor, 2-day festival with over 35 restaurants participating. There will be live music, cooking competitions, and a chicken eating contest. Entrance is free to the festival.

New Orleans Events in October

Concerts

Sports

Theater & Headliners

Nightclubs

Sat, Oct 02 at Republic NOLA Boogie T
Wed, Oct 06 at Republic NOLA The HU
Fri, Oct 08 at Republic NOLA Beats Antique Soundsystem
Sat, Oct 09 at Republic NOLA Dead Feat
Thu, Oct 14 at Republic NOLA Ghost-Neon
Fri, Oct 15 at Republic NOLA Tab Benoit
Sat, Oct 16 at Republic NOLA Big Freedia
Sat, Oct 16 at Metropolitan ADVENTURE CLUB - Live at the Metropolitan - Saturday, October 16, 2021
Fri, Oct 22 at Metropolitan DILLON FRANCIS Live at the Metropolitan - Friday, October 22, 2021
Wed, Oct 27 at Republic NOLA black midi
Sat, Oct 30 at Metropolitan FRIGHT NIGHT ft DIPLO Live at The Metropolitan-Saturday, October 30, 2021 !
October Club Events