Ahhhh, spring in New Orleans. While other places are still thawing out from harsh winters, New Orleans’ transition to mellow temps and gorgeous days is a more subtle shift. Once Mardi Gras has passed, spring celebrations really get underway, beginning with St. Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras Indians showing off their beautiful suits on Super Sunday. From there, you’ll find April jam-packed with everything from big-name festivals like French Quarter Fest and the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. But even if you’re not looking for major events, there’s something truly unforgettable about spring in New Orleans. It’s an excellent time to enjoy outdoor dining, swamp tours, neighborhood walks, live music, and maybe even a crawfish boil or two.
Whether you’re planning a long weekend getaway or a full-blown spring break vacation, New Orleans in the spring has something for everyone. Explore below to see why there’s truly no place like NOLA in the springtime.