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
DaBaby at Republic NOLA
Don't miss DaBaby LIVE at Republic NOLA on Sunday 5/19!
at Freeport McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center Find Tickets
Join us for the Bottomland Jubilee, a benefit for A Studio in the Woods celebrating 50 years of land and legacy. Fine fare by Mosquito Supper Club Chef Melissa Martin and Peche Seafood Grill Chef Ryan Prewitt. Music from Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots with special ap
Hands-On STEM Camp
at Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School Find Tickets
STEM NOLA’s 4 one-week-long Hands-On STEM Summer Camps will explore Coding & Robotics, Chemistry Biology, Aerodynamics, and more! Each hands-on camp will allow students to engage in project-based instruction where they indulge in all things STEM while developing critica
NOLAYP | Negotiating Your Salary w/ Empower Your Cents
at Launch NOLA Find Tickets
The Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals - Greater New Orleans (NOLAYP) will be having Lori Jackson from Empower Your Cents speak about negotiating your salary!! This event is open to the public.
Univ of AZ Alumni and Friends ISPOR Reception
at Mulate's | The Original Cajun Restaurant Find Tickets
Reception for UA College of Pharmacy alumni, graduate students, and friends. Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of our ISPOR student chapter!
2019 New Orleans Greek Festival
at Holy Trinity Cathedral Find Tickets
Great Greek Food, Live Music and Entertainment, and Family Fun — Join us on Bayou St. John at the 2019 Annual Greek Festival! Featuring plenty of homemade traditional Greek food and wine, and desserts, desserts, desserts! Live traditional Greek dancing, performed by the
Resume Writing 101
at The Warehouse Find Tickets
Struggling to land that new job? Join Tech Talent South for our free resume writing workshop where a professional career coach will give you tips for success. Featuring Natalie Bybee, MBA, SPHR, CPCC, PCC: Career & Leadership Coach to high-achieving individuals, leaders
Hobnobber with BBC Creative Services
at The Church at Hotel Peter & Paul Find Tickets
New Orleans Magazine is teaming up with BBC Creative Services for a Tropical Luxe at The Church at Hotel Peter & Paul (2317 Burgundy Street). Come mix, mingle, sip and socialize with other local professionals while enjoying complimentary tropical cuisine
BASSIK and Republic NOLA Present CloZee
Martinez School Reunion
at 1761 N Roman St Find Tickets
The historic Martinez School family of graduates and teachers invites all to a reunion on school premises . We hope to see you there.
Downtown New Orleans Updates
Tomorrow at 08:30 – Jun 14, 12:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School
Today at 10:00 PM - May 20, 02:00 AM
Today at 04:00 PM - 07:00 pm
Freeport McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center