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28 Reasons Why New Orleans Rules All Year Round

Did you know there's something seriously amazing to experience in New Orleans no matter the time you travel there? Beyond the bead-filled avalanches of Mardi Gras and the sweet sounds of Jazzfest, the Crescent City has something special to offer whenever you take a trip. Follow Your NOLA to any of these incredible festivals and legendary events! Just don't forget your dancing shoes, shades, and empty stomachs, for a start.

1. Bayou Boogaloo

2. Greek Fest

3. Creole Tomato Festival

4. Cajun-Zydeco Festival

5. FestiGals

6. Tales of the Cocktail

7. San Fermin en Nueva Orleans

8. Coolinary

9. Satchmo Summerfest

10. Red Dress Run

11. Southern Decadence

12. Burlesque Fest

13. Louisiana Seafood Festival

14. New Orleans Film Festival

15. Ponderosa Stomp

16. Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival

17. Celebration in the Oaks

18. Oak Street Po-Boy Fest

19. Hell Yes Fest

20. Holiday Home Tours

21. Reveillon Dinners

22. Twelfth Night

23. Battle of New Orleans Anniversary

24. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon

25. NBA All-Star Game 2014

26. Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

27. Soul Fest

28. French Quarter Fest