Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans brings with it several opportunities to honor fallen military members or simply enjoy a long weekend in the city. As always, we’re centrally located so that you can walk or find easy transportation to all the best events happening in New Orleans. Take your pick below!

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The Marine Corps Band traditionally plays on Memorial Day. (Photo by Marine Corps Band New Orleans via Facebook)

1. Head to the National World War II Museum

New Orleans is home to the country’s National World War II Museum, which is a perfect place to pay homage to fallen soldiers. The museum typically hosts special Memorial Day events such as performances by the U.S. Marine Corps Band and ceremonies honoring those who lost their lives during World War II.

2. Listen To Country Music at Bayou Country SuperFest

A favorite South Louisiana festival finally makes its way to New Orleans this year. Bayou Country SuperFest will take place inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the first time, after previously being held in nearby Baton Rouge.

Country music fans can get their fill during this three-day event featuring some of the biggest names from Nashville and beyond. Stars like Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn and others will take the stage.

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience culminates with The Big Gateaux Show, featuring decadent desserts and burlesque dancers. (Photo courtesy NOWFE)

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience culminates with The Big Gateaux Show, featuring decadent desserts and burlesque dancers. (Photo by NOWFE)

3. Try Some Vino

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience happens Memorial Day Weekend, offering participants access to rare wines, lectures from world-class sommeliers, and a vino-themed stroll down Royal Street. Check out our post on NOWFE for more information. (And remember, our on-site restaurant Criollo is participating!)

4. Enjoy A Family Picnic or Crawfish Boil

Memorial Day weekend is a favorite time for family reunions, and New Orleans offers no shortage of scenic gathering spots. Find your perfect picnic place for all your friends at Crescent Park in the Marigny/Bywater or head Uptown to The Fly. Both parks offer beautiful views of the Mississippi River.

You can also explore the French Quarter, eating like the locals do and enjoying a crawfish boil.

Celebrate Hellenic culture on the banks of Bayou St. John at Greek Fest. (Photo courtesy New Orleans Greek Festival on Facebook)

Celebrate Hellenic culture on the banks of Bayou St. John at Greek Fest. (Photo by New Orleans Greek Festival via Facebook)

5. Get to the Greek

Bayou St. John in Mid-City hosts the 44th annual New Orleans Greek Festival May 26-28, 2017, featuring authentic Greek food, music, and cultural entertainment. The event is known for its live traditional Greek dancing and a huge assortment of homemade Greek desserts you can purchase to take home. Though the event isn’t walkable from our hotel, ask our concierge for complete directions or to schedule a cab for you!

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From Bayou Country SuperFest to the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience to honoring fallen soldiers at the National WWII Museum, there's plenty to do in New Orleans this Memorial Day weekend.