January Events in New Orleans

January Events in New Orleans

New Orleans is a melting pot of different sights, music, festivals, carnivals and cultures. Come and enjoy the spirit of New Orleans during football season, Mardi Gras, Carnival or learn about our history during the Commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans.

Allstate Sugar Bowl 2017

People from all over gathered in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2017 to watch Oklahoma eclipse Auburn 35-19. The Allstate sugar Bowl is the 2nd oldest bowl game in the country and it is a part of the BCS. This bowl game has been a part of New Orleans history since the late 1920’s and it is as important to New Orleans culture as its music.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras season is January 6- February 28, 2017. There will be loads of parades, parties and celebrations. With parade season starting on February 11th, you will have plenty of time to get everything you need to catch every bead in sight this year. The last day of Mardi Gras is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Lent).

Carnival Season

January 6, 2017 is the start of the Carnival Season. Carnival last from January 6th until Fat Tuesday. During Carnival, everyone will be celebrating by eating hundreds and hundreds of King Cakes! Also, the Phunny Phorty Phellows and Krewe de Jeanne D’Arc will start the parade for the season. Sounds like loads of fun.

Commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans

January 8, 2017 there will be an exciting re-enactment featuring a major battle in Louisiana history. It took place during the War of 1812 in Chalmette, LA at Chalmette Battlefield. Gathered here that night will be more than 150 living re-enactors to portray this moment in time when our forefathers helped Andrew Jackson defend New Orleans from the British. What a proud moment.

The above mentioned are only a few of New Orleans greatest attractions. There are plenty of exciting things going on in the Crescent City. As you know, our city never sleeps, so feel free to stop by any time to see us and we’ll be happy to show you around.