Sure, Mardi Gras is one of the best New Orleans festivals (if not the best), but in a city filled with delicious restaurants, top-notch bars and a unique culture, you can't expect Carnival festivities to be the only events worth exploring. Hence our rundown of the most awesome festivals in town.
These happenings are some of the most well-documented and exciting across the entire country. Spectacles of fun filled with costumes, wigs, crazy hats and more, they have not been authentically replicated in any other city—and for good reason: nobody can top New Orleans.
From religious festivals to culinary showcases (beignets!), literary gatherings and, of course, incomparable music revelries, join us on a trip through a collection of the Big Easy’s very bests fests.
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