Things to do in NOLA May 1st – May 7th





Monday, May 1st

  • What: NOLA Crawfish Fest 2023
  • Where: Broadside NOLA, 600 N Broad
  • Time: 3:00-10:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: NOLA Crawfish Fest is three days of tastes, smells and sounds during the days between Jazzfest weekends. 7 Years running, the festival brings visitors and locals a distinct backyard boil vibe with local musical legends and HOT Boiled Crawfish by the NOLA Crawfish King, Chris “Shaggy” Davis.
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Tuesday, May 2nd

  • What: Starry Nights at Van Gogh with Bakey’s Brew, Marc Stone 3, and Cardboard Cowboy
  • Where: Van Gogh Expo, 619 Carondelet
  • Time: 10:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: Embark on an amazing journey through the incomparable universe of Vincent van Gogh and experience an unforgettable fusion of art and music at the New Orleans All Star Concert Series! Taking place inside Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, this one-of-a-kind event will transport you into a digital wonderland of light, sound, and art.
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Wednesday, May 3rd

  • What: Daze Between 
  • Where: Faubourg Beer, 3501 Jourdan 
  • Time: 12:00-9:30pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: The second annual event will once again take place at New Orleans, LA’s beautiful Faubourg Brewery during the “Daze Between” New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends, Tuesday, May 2–Wednesday, May 3, 2023. 
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Thursday, May 4th

  • What: Jazz Fest Weekend 2 
  • Where: Fair Grounds, 1751 Gentilly Blvd
  • Time: 11:00am-7:00m
  • Info/Lagniappe: Celebrating 52 years of musical and cultural memories, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more.
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Friday, May 5th 

  • What: Cinco de Mayo Mid-City Fiesta
  • Where: Felipe’s Taqueria Mid-City, 411 N Carrollton 
  • Time: 11:00am-10:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: The Felipe’s team will be ready with live music, traditional dance performers, award-winning tacos, and the best hand-squeezed margaritas.
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Saturday, May 6th

  • What: Jammin’ on Julia (&beyond!)
  • Where: 300-600 Julia 
  • Time: 5:00-10:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe: In addition to the art walk, the district welcomes patrons to an evening block party featuring world class art exhibitions along Julia Street and the surrounding area, with musical performances in select galleries on Julia, Camp, and Magazine Streets, and food trucks & bars on the closed 300-600 blocks of Julia. The event is free and open to the public and is a perfect opportunity to stroll through the historic Arts District and discover New Orleans’ contemporary art, music, and cuisine.
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Sunday, May 7th

  • What: Sonesta Sundays Pool Party
  • Where: Royal Sonesta, 300 Bourbon St 
  • Time: 2:00-6:00pm
  • Info/Lagniappe:  Come rejuvenate your senses and finish your weekend in style! Whether taking a dip in our saltwater pool or basking in the sunshine while vibing to the freshest beats of the city – Sonesta Sundays are exactly where you want to be! $35
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