Many promote spring as the best time of the year to visit New Orleans. Not only does spring offer some of the best weather NOLA sees all year, we celebrate the good fortune of this weather with festivals galore! New Orleans festivals in the spring are some of the best in the country, giving the classic Big Easy cultural twist to make it unlike anywhere else. For the ultimate New Orleans festival experience, book your stay at the French Quarter Hotel Monteleone!
Festivals in New Orleans – Calendar for Spring 2014
Tennessee Williams Literary Festival – March 19-23, 2014
The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans celebrates one of the most famous playwrights who made New Orleans his home during the peak of his creative career. The festival is held in multiple locations throughout the French Quarter, including Hotel Monteleone, and features literary panel discussions, theatrical performances, and master writing classes.
Buku Music and Art Project – March 21-22
Buku Music and Art Project celebrates its third anniversary in 2014, offering the best acts in EDM, hip-hop, and various sub-genres of indie rock. Buku is staged along the Mississippi Riverfront at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. Headliners include The Flaming Lips, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Kaskade, Chromeo, Nas, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
French Quarter Festival – April 10-13
A true festival you can only find in New Orleans, French Quarter Festival features the city’s finest food, music and fun. More than one dozen stages are put up throughout the French Quarter offering traditional and contemporary jazz, Latin, rythym and blues, Cajun and zydeco, New Orleans funk, classical, swing, rock, and more. Best part? The fest is free!
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – April 25-May 4
Many will argue that when it comes to New Orleans spring festivals, Jazz Fest takes the cake. As one of the nation’s top-rated musical events, Jazz Fest brings in some of the biggest names in music. This year’s headliners include Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Phish, Robin Thicke, Maze, Chaka Khan, Public Enemy, Arcade Fire, the Avett Brothers, and many more!
Stay with Hotel Monteleone, Your New Orleans Festival Hotel
The Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans is a fantastic hotel for festivals in New Orleans. Our hotel in the French Quarter is a short walk, cab ride, or streetcar ride to all of New Orleans tourist attractions and festival grounds. Book your New Orleans festival hotel stay at Hotel Monteleone!