Weatherwise, November is one of the most popular months to travel to New Orleans. There isn't a better time of year to stroll through the French Quarter or hit a festival. Check out these great November events in the French Quarter and beyond.

Big Easy Con, November 1-3

Love super heroes and comic books? Nerd out at this 3-day pop culture convention at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 2019 guests include "Weird Al" Yankovic and Star Trek stars Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis.

Bloody Mary Festival, November 2 & 3

Nominated as one of the Top 10 Specialty Food Festivals by USA Today, The Bloody Mary Festival is the largest event of its kind. Join us at Howlin' Wolf where you can sip on concoctions from Oceana Grill, Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon and more local restaurants and bars.

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, November 3

The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival grows more and more popular every year. Join us in Uptown New Orleans for  art, music and all the po-boys you can eat from more than 60 vendors. 

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, November 8

Over 70 top chefs from around the country will be demonstrating the culinary prowess at Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Annual Boudin, Boubon & Beer in Champion's Square outside the Superdome. If you've never had boudin, there won't be a better time to discover it. 

Fête des Fromages (NOLA Cheese Fest), November 13, 15 & 16

If you're a cheese lover, you'll want to head over to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the U.S. Mint for Fête des Fromages. Sample artisan cheeses from all over the planet, along with wine, beer and cider.

Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and Congo Square Rhythms Festival, November 16 & 17

Two festivals, one huge weekend in Armstrong Park! Come get your fill of music, gumbo and tradition!  Plus, there will be two arts markets and a special kids area. 

Bayou Classic, November 30

Bayou Classic is more than a classic football rivalry between Grambling State and Southern University–it's a parade, fan festivals, a career fair and the battle of the bands. Come out and join the fun!

Audubon Zoo Lights, November 29-December 30

Come see light displays featuring alligators, elephants, flamingos. lions and more! Don't miss Santa's Arctic Wildland, showcasing animals from freezing climates.

Celebration in the Oaks, November 29-January 1 (closed Christmas Eve Night and New Year's Eve Night)

Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is 25 acres of holiday magic. Come see centuries-old oaks draped in hundreds of thousands of lights as well as numerous other festive displays. Unless your last name is Scrooge, this event is a must.

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Posted: November 1 2019 | Blog