You don’t need a special event to have the time of your life in New Orleans, but there are four you won’t want to miss in May, including our world-famous Jazz and Heritage Festival, second only to Mardi Gras for attendance. If you want to be part of the fun, book your hotel early because rooms fill up this time of year. Check out our May festival lineup.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Join the crowd at the New Orleans Fairgrounds for the Jazz Fest. (May 1, 5-8) Put on your straw hat and your sunscreen and see top national and local acts. The best way to get there is on the Jazz Fest Express. View complete lineup.

NOLA Crawfish Festival

Heads are turning at the third annual NOLA Crawfish Festival (May 2-4). This year’s line-up includes Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, J & the Causeways and many more. View complete lineup.

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo

Head out to Bayou St. John for Bayou Boogaloo (May 20-22). The 2022 lineup features nearly 30 acts. See complete lineup.

New Orleans Greek Festival

Opa! The Bayou St. John area will be hoppin’ again for Greek Fest (May 27-29). Highlights include great Greek food, live music and dance,  Cathedral tours and an awesome kids’ area, famous for the Mount Olympus Climbing Wall. Get the details.

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Posted: May 1 2022 | Blog