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We all know that New Orleans knows how to celebrate a good time! From Jazz & Heritage Festival to Southern Decadence and everything in between, Virgin Hotels New Orleans is centrally located and your one-stop festival destination when traveling down South. It’s never too early to start planning.

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Louisiana Residents can take advantage of our Resident Rate year-round. Use promo code STAYCATION or hit the button above for more details. 

 NOLA Zydeco Festival

March 25, 2023

Enjoy zydeco music and fun for all ages on March 25 at this FREE festival! Held at Crescent Park just outside of the French Quarter and steps from the hotel, festival attendees can hop on the dance floor, take a dance lesson, eat some delicious New Orleans food, and relax to live music at NOLA Zydeco Fest.

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Hogs for the Cause

March 31 + April 1, 2023

Hogs for the Cause works with both local and national children’s hospitals to offer monetary relief to families with children who have brain cancer. This barbecue festival is a two-day event full of music, local beer, and fundraising. Are you a New Orleans resident? Treat yourself to a staycation with promo code STAYCATION.

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French Quarter Festival Presented by Chevron

April 13 – 16, 2023

French Quarter Festival highlights the varieties that make our city one of the best musical melting pots in the world. With sites like Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, the festival is centered in the heart of New Orleans history with acts ranging from Zydeco to Rock.

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New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival

April 28 – May 7, 2023

Jazz + Heritage Festival brings in music fans from all over the world to revel in both music and food alike to the New Orleans Fair Grounds, located in Gentilly, a short 15-minute drive from Virgin Hotels New Orleans.

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Bayou Boogaloo

May 19 – 21, 2023

Hosted in Mid City along the historic Bayou St. John, Bayou Boogaloo is a three-day event held at the end of May. With four stages for artists to perform on, this festival presents a more intimate gathering with unbeatable local music, art, and food. Locals save up to 30% off at Virgin Hotels New Orleans every day.

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New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

June 7 – 11, 2023

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience showcases renowned food and wine and has become one of the most popular culinary events in the nation. Enjoy unique dining experiences around town and at our own flagship restaurant, Commons Club, led by award-winning Chef Alex Harrell.

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Re:SET New Orleans

June 9 – 11, 2023

Re:SET, a fresh take on the multi-artist outdoor concert, is coming to New Orleans at Festival Grounds at City Park on June 9, 10, and 11 featuring headliners LCD Soundsystem, boygenius, and Steve Lacy. Read more about the new festival on River Beats New Orleans here.

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Essence Festival

June 29 – July 3, 2023

Essence Festival of Culture, known as “the party with a purpose,” is an immersive experience filled with culture, equity and entertainment. Every summer, people gather from across the country to enjoy delicious food, celebrity entertainment, and career advancement opportunities.

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Tales of the Cocktail

July 23 – 28, 2023

Tales of the Cocktail attracts visitors and locals alike with its annual summer time festivities including wine tastings, seminars, workshops, and networking events. Stay tuned for our on-site events and activations featuring some of your favorite liquors.

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Southern Decadence

August 31 – September 4, 2023

Southern Decadence is the ultimate LGBTQ+ community celebration hosted every year over Labor Day weekend. What once was a simple going away party held over 50 years ago, is now a full weekend of lively festivities and happenings across the city.

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