New Orleans October 2022

New Orleans October 2022 Events

New Orleans October 2022 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 three weekends, you can experience and enjoy authentic German food, rare beer, and live music. Admission is $10 and can only be purchased at the gate, free for children under 11.

Gretna Heritage Festival

 Gretna Heritage Festival

Head down to Gretna, just about 15 minutes outside of New Orleans, for their 25th annual Heritage Festival. It will encompass over 25 city blocks that will feature five stages for live performances, food and craft vendors representing various cultures, rides and entertainment, and more. The festival will offer a free shuttle with free parking from Oakwood Center. Additional details such as this year's performance lineup and ticket information will be available online. 

NOLA Caribbean Experience

NOLA Caribbean Experience

NOLA Caribbean Experience is the perfect way to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month, and this year, it has expanded from one weekend to two. The festival will include live music, authentic food from vendors, and lots of dancing. In addition to the fest, days are jam-packed with activities throughout the city. There’s the Kiddie Carnival Costume Workshop, the Tropical Pool Party, SOCAChella, Rum Punch Brunch, and much more.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

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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 3-day event will have amazing live performances and even more amazing barbecue.

Rosie Tran at Comedy House NOLA

Rosie Tran at Comedy House NOLA

New Orleans Native and Stand-up Comedian Rosie Tran returns to New Orleans for one night only - two shows - Friday, October 14, 2022 - 7 pm and 9 pm. Rosie released her highly successful half-hour comedy special on NBC Peacock and has toured internationally performing for the US Troops with the USO. This hilarious show is "Rated R" for adult material. Tickets are available at comedyhousenola.com ($15-25.00)

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National Fried Chicken Fest

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Try fried chicken in more ways than you can imagine at the National Fried Chicken Fest. This is an outdoor festival with over 15 restaurants participating. There will be live music, cooking competitions, and a chicken eating contest. Entrance is free to the festival.

NOLA on Tap

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Don’t miss out on one of the largest beer fests: NOLA on Tap! There will be a lot of beer, food, and live music at this event, and over 25,000 people attend.

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

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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 installation, a ferris wheel, and dance parties.

NOLA Mac N Cheese Fest

NOLA 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 (a variety of man n cheeses beyond your imagination), and live music will be playing as well. The 2021 and 2022 fests have been cancelled but will return next year.

New Orleans Events in October

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming events

Wed, Oct 05 at Republic NOLA CLINTON KANE
Fri, Oct 07 at Republic NOLA Champagne Drip
Sat, Oct 08 at Republic NOLA Tai Verdes
Thu, Oct 13 at Republic NOLA SSGKobe + yvngxchris: Barely Legal Tour
Fri, Oct 14 at Republic NOLA Shrek Rave
Wed, Oct 19 at Republic NOLA Tai Verdes