Felipe's Cinco de Mayo
May 5 | New Orleans, LA
As the end of the semester is getting closer, it also means that Cinco de Mayo is approaching. In case you didn't know, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French Empire in 1862. Felipe's Taqueria invites you to bring your family and friends to come and celebrate the day with them. There will be music, magicians, face painting, a photo booth, caricatures, Cinco de Mayo swag, and of course, their award-winning tacos and, the best margaritas in town. It doesn't matter if you are uptown, the French Quarter, or in Mid-City, Felipe's has you covered.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
May 6-8 | Parc Hardy
The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has been around since the 1960s. It is a festival that is well-known in Louisiana, and even around the world. This is the perfect time to enjoy spicy crawfish while being in the sun with your friends. Parc Hardy is also a nice place in Breaux Bridge to dig into some crawfish. There will be live music, too. A parade will also be hosted, as well as art, a crawfish race, a Cajun and zydeco dance contest, and a crawfish eating contest.
Louisiana Veterans Festival
May 14 | Heritage Park
Our veterans deserve honor and respect for serving our country, and what better way than to dedicate a festival to them? Held during Armed Forces Weekend, Louisiana Veterans Festival brings friends, families, and veterans together for a day of entertainment, live music, arts-and-crafts, and food. There's also activities for the little ones as well as veterans. All proceedings will go towards East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity's Veteran's Build Program.
American Ballet Theatre - Don Quixote
May 14-15 | Mahalia Jackson Theater
The New Orleans Ballet Theatre is proud and excited to introduce the American Ballet Theatre, which will be performing Don Quixote. The American Ballet Theatre has not been in town in fifty years-their last performance was in 1972. The American Ballet Theatre has been performing in more than forty countries and has been recognized as a living national treasure. Don Quixote is a beautiful piece that offers a colorful and irresistible performance. The show guarantees beauty, so make sure you are ready to have an amazing time.
New Kids on the Block
May 18 | Smoothie King Center
New Kids on the Block have been around since 1984. The five artists have been performing all over Europe and the United States. They earned the American Music Award for Favorite Pop Album in 1990. With a solid fanbase, NKOTB puts on a fun show for everybody. They currently are on tour and will stop at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans this upcoming May. Tickets will go fast, so get yours as soon as possible, so you can be front and center.
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
May 20-22 | Mid-City
Bayou Boogaloo Fest is back. Isn't it great that all your favorite events are back after two years of a pandemic? The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will host multiple artists on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The lineup is available on their website so go check it out. Kids are more than welcome because the festival offers activities for your little ones. Art and food vendors will also be attending, so it's not only about music. Daily tickets are only $20 and weekend VIP tickets are $240. Come and have a good time.
May 26 | Crescent Park
For this event, you will be able to see bartenders and chefs competing in five different categories: Top Traditional Dish, Top Creative Dish, Top Vegetarian Dish, Top Classic Cocktail, and Top Creative Cocktail. The winner will be able to call their dish the Top New Orleans dish or cocktail. The judges' names have not been released yet, but we are looking forward to finding out who will be lucky enough to sit in those chairs. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed, so you are going to have to leave them at home.
New Orleans Greek Festival
May 27-29 | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
At this year's New Orleans Greek Festival, you will be able to take a guided tour of the Cathedral, watch Hellenic Dancers perform, listen and dance to live Greek music, and relax on the bayou while the kids enjoy the Athenian Playground. The younger ones will be able to get their faces painted and do kid crafts. There will also be a bungee trampoline. The New Orleans Greek Festival wants everyone to have a great time and no one is left out.