Downtown New Orleans
About Downtown New Orleans
To New Orleans locals, ?Downtown? has always meant the neighborhoods along the Mississippi River east of Canal Street, including the French Quarter and Ninth Ward. The Central Business District astride lower Canal Street is not considered downtown. In 1974, however, the Louisiana Legislature felt necessitated to redefine the term Downtown New Orleans to include the lower Garden District, as well as the area around the Superdome.
The heart of downtown New Orleans is the French Quarter. During the day the area is an eclectic mixture of Creole design, crowded narrow streets, quaint shops, restaurants, and a mixture of aromas. Around Jackson Square there are artists displaying their work, street performers and the line of weary-looking horses hitched to elaborate buggies awaiting their next sightseeing fare.
Along Decatur Street you can enjoy Creole French coffee and beignets at the French Market, or a great muffaletto from the Central Grocery Store, or wander through the flea market stalls, visit the Jackson Brewery, the site of a variety of stores and shops.
At night the scene changes like a Jekyll and Hyde. Automobile traffic ceases and the streets are filled with revelers, curb-to-curb. The walls of the clubs are folded, opening them to the streets, there are bright lights . . . and everywhere, the music, the jazz sound of The Big Easy. On balconies overlooking the streets of the Quarter are private parties and observers of the street scene. Seeing the regular evening crowds and riotous revelry, one can only imagine how it is here during the Marti Gras.
Events in Downtown New Orleans
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Comedy F#@k Yeah
It’sGoodComedy’s showcase CFY brings you the best local and touring comedians upstairs at The Dragon's Den. We've had drop-ins from Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Ben Kronberg, and more! You never who you're going to catch on a Friday night! Ho
Crawfish for Cancer's 2nd Annual New Orleans Boil
at YNOT Dock Find Tickets
New Orleans, you were absolutely epic last year, and we cannot wait to celebrate our 2nd Annual NOLA boil with you in 2019!! We've got all that crawfish goodness of last year plus a few extra surprises and an awesome new venue so tell your friends and family and come th
Chalmette St. Bernard Middle School - Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Chalmette Meraux Elementary School will be doing Disney's The Lion King Jr.
at Fontaine Palace Nola Find Tickets
$2 WELL Drinks OPEN TO CLOSE (note: not available on days w special events)
Unashamed Forever Tour
at City Church Find Tickets
The Unashamed Tour is BACK! See all 8 artists on Reach Records under ONE roof, ONE night, on ONE stage glorifying ONE God!
A Taste of Fashion Week - Kickoff Party
Join New Orleans Fashion Week to officially announce its transition to the Fall Season, September 22-28, 2019. A Taste of Fashion Week will celebrite & toast all things fashion at the beautiful NOPSI Hotel, Above the Grid, a rooftop venue. The evening will include mus
Saturdays are Lit at Dragon's Den
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Every Saturday @ Dragon's Den we have DJs on 2 floors. Enjoy some drinks in our beautiful courtyard and do some people watching from our second-floor balcony. VIP Sections and rooms available @ http://dragonsdennola.com Downstairs: Primetime ft. DJ Legatron Prime Upst
at STEM Library Lab Find Tickets
Is there something you wish you had in your classroom? Something you know your students would enjoy? Something that would make your life so much easier? We probably have it! STEM Library Lab is hosting a FREE store open to all teachers. Featured items have been donat
A Taste of Fashion Week - White Haute Affair
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Join NOFW in breaking fashion rules by wearing white before the Easter Holiday! Set in the beautiful courtyard of Edgar Degas House, NOFW will host an epic evening of white fashions presented by southern designers! Complimentary Admittance | RSVP Requested | Attire: Wh
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