Springtime in New Orleans

A New Orleans spring is unlike any other. It’s not just about good weather, gardens in bloom, and bright colors.


In New Orleans, spring means festivals, patio sipping, and all kinds of outdoor activities.


And we’ve got a list that’ll help you have the perfect spring!


Festivals and Events


NOLA Navy Week – NOLA Navy Week returns April 18 to April 22 down at the riverfront. Free ship tours will take place on April 19 and April 20. Stay tuned for more information on Navy Week events to be released in the coming weeks.


French Quarter Festival – French Quarter Festival is back this year from April 21 to April 24 with 1,800 musicians and over 50 local restaurants. This free festival features 20 stages across the riverfront, celebrating the best of New Orleans music, culture, and heritage. More information and the full lineup can be found at https://frenchquarterfest.org/.


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – We know you know! Jazz Fest takes place this year from April 29 to May 1 and from May 5 to May 8 at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Over 400,000 visitors will gather to endless music, food, and drinks. To see the music lineup, visit https://www.nojazzfest.com/music/.


Patios and Courtyards


It’s no secret that patios and courtyards are perfect for gorgeous spring days. Here are a few to get you started…


Flamingo A Go Go – Looking for a casual courtyard for sips on a spring afternoon? Mingle with both peeps and pups in 7,000 square feet of patio oasis, complete with games and an outside bar at the corner of Magazine Street and St. Joseph in the Warehouse District.


Broussard’s – Intimate courtyard setting more your style? Head over to Broussard’s for a jazz brunch or happy hour with a French Quarter ambiance…and don’t forget the bubbles.


Jewel of the South – Ready to escape to a tropical oasis? The Jewel of the South team keeps the menu rotating with only the best available from entrees to seasonal cocktails on Saint Louis Street just off Rampart Street. Ask about the exclusive Cocktail Club while you’re there!


All Things Outdoors


Bounce Ya Brass – Did someone say free fitness classes? Bounce Ya Brass offers classes 5 times per week at various locations across the city. Enjoy the spring weather and get some exercise! For class times and types, visit https://moveyabrass.com/fitness-classes-events.


Arts Market in City Park – Arts Council New Orleans will host an art market on April 9 on the Great Lawn in City Park. Browse art from ceramics to jewelry to woodworks and paintings. For more information, visit https://www.artsneworleans.org/.


Goat Yoga at Paradigm Gardens – Enjoy yoga on a spring morning surrounded by a garden full of pygmy goats. Paradigm Gardens’ next goat yoga session takes place on April 10. For tickets and more information, visit https://paradigmgardensnola.com.


Crescent City Classic – The 10k takes place over Easter weekend, this year on April 16.  The course begins downtown, winds through the French Quarter, and heads up Esplanade Avenue to City Park. Run or walk, you’ll have a great time on the route. To register, visit https://www.ccc10k.com/.


Bunny Hops in City Park – Embrace your inner child at Bunny Hops, and adults only Easter egg hunt in City Park’s Carousel Gardens, featuring unlimited amusement park rides, an open bar, food, music, and more. For tickets, visit https://neworleanscitypark.com/events/bunny-hops.


Summer will be here before we know it, so get out there and enjoy the spring festivities!


And remember…If you need help planning a private springtime event, we’re just a call away!