New Orleans is a city where the good times never stop making it a great getaway destination for people traveling alone. Some solo travelers might not think fall is an optimal time to visit the Crescent City but they are mistaken. Here are five top fun fall festivals, concerts, and food-related events taking place yearly in the Big Easy.
5 Fun Fall Events in New Orleans
Yearly, in late September on a designated Saturday from 11am-9pm, Urban South Brewery hosts Fall Fest to celebrate the beginning of the fall season! They provide food trucks, live music, a bounce house, and several small batch beer releases that day. In 2018 musical acts Bogue Chitto and Hallelujah Hat Rack performed to keep the crowd energized. Admission is completely free for this festival.
Music Under the Oaks
Every year, Audubon Park Conservancy welcomes visitors to Music Under the Oaks, a fall concert series happening throughout the month of October. People bring their lawn chairs to be ready for a day long music concert and an overall fun time!
Contributions to the Conservancy directly support the annual care and improvements of Audubon Park, including ongoing needs such as lawn care, seasonal flower planting, and the protection of historic live oak trees. More information is available here.
New Orleans Film Festival
The New Orleans Film Festival is celebrating its 29th year in 2018. The festival, which takes place in different locations around the city, discovers, cultivates, and amplifies diverse voices of filmmakers who tell the stories of our time. Organizers offer everything from an opening night film to special presentations and programming. Find the full schedule at neworleansfilmsociety.org/lineup.
Oak Street Po-Boy Fest
One of the highlights of fall in New Orleans is strolling down Oak Street enjoying food from dozens of restaurants. Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is the annual event that closes down the stretch of Oak Street in Uptown New Orleans so attendees can explore the food and drink vendors, art market, and more.
New Orleans 300: 300 Years of Great Stories
The New Orleans Public Library hosted a series of events celebrating New Orleans at 300 years. On November 29, 2018 New Orleanians and visitors joined local and notable literary figures Susan Larson and Nancy Dixon as they highlighted and discussed the city’s rich treasure trove--300 years--of literary history. Plus, Friends of the New Orleans Public Library were there to celebrate the opening of the library branch’s carriage house following the book talk and sale.
Even though this event has come and gone, any solo traveler visiting New Orleans should know something about the city’s colorful and intriguing literary history. Thus, this event was left on the list to encourage people traveling alone go to the library or a local book store, peruse the stacks and take something to read back with you to the hotel or for your home reading pleasure. There’s NO city like New Orleans!
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Author: Astrid Clements
Astrid Solo Travel Advisor CEO and founder, Astrid, has spent over 40 years traveling around the world. She is passionate about embracing the world’s diverse cultures and sharing with others the global need and personal benefit of cultural literacy. Her focus is on affordable luxury travel that is both substantive and fun! To read more about her and each one of our Solo Travel Advisors, head over to the About page!