The Ultimate New Orleans Memorial Day Weekend Guide

It’s almost time for Memorial Day Weekend y’all, which means the temperatures are rising, the humidity is unbearable, so, naturally, you’ll find us at the nearest restaurant, bar or a pool for the rest of the summer.

While we’d love to stay in the A/C  this time of year, we would get way too much FOMO with everything going on around town. Want to spend the perfect 3-day weekend in NOLA? Keep reading!

Fest On

New Orleans never disappoints on the amount of festivals going on on any given weekend, Memorial Day Weekend is no exception.

New Orleans Food & Wine Experience

For 26 years, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has showcased our city’s culinary excellence alongside national and international wines at wine dinners in many of the city’s finest restaurants; at VINOLA, a premium tasting event; at the iconic Royal Street Stroll; at dozens of culinary seminars and demonstrations; and ultimately at the Grand Tastings. Any lover of wine cannot miss this fabulous festival. For more information and tickets, visit their website.

2nd annual Treme/7th Ward Festival

Long known as bedrocks of indigenous art, culture, and history, the Tremé and 7th Ward neighborhoods will be celebrated for their immeasurable contributions—to the City of New Orleans, the United States, and the world. Learn more about this one of a kind festival here.

Bayou Country Superfest  

bayou country superfest 2018

Two words: George Strait! The ‘King of Country’ will be at the Superdome along with Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Midland. For more info and to get your tickets visit the official website.

New Orleans Greek Festival

Opa! Head over to Bayou St John for homemade traditional Greek food, wine, pastries, and other great desserts! Greek Fest will feature live, traditional Greek dancing, and live Greek bands playing near the Bayou. For more info and ticket information visit their website.

Eat Before & After Festin’

In case you don’t get enough food or drinks before or after any of the festivals you decide to attend, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the spots you MUST eat at this weekend,

Pythian Market

234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112

Pythian Market

The highly anticipated urban food collective located in the historic Pythian Temple in the CBD, will open its doors to the public on May 31st. But, fear not, on Memorial Day Weekend – May 25 & 26th – they will have 3 soft opening events with limited hours at 50% off everything. For more info on these events visit their Facebook page.


757 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

saba new orleans

Alon Shaya’s latest restaurant on Magazine Street. Go for the pita, stay for more pita. You will, once again, fall in love with his Israeli cuisine. Be sure to snag a ressy soon though, Saba is filling up quickly already!

LUVI Restaurant

5236 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115

luvi restaurant new orleans

We are obsessed with this place, and you will be too. This charming little spot on Tchoup will amaze your taste buds. Plus, they have the cutest wallpaper and decor for the perfect insta. Learn more about LUVI here.

Bywater American Bistro

2900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Chef Nina Compton just won a James Beard Award for Best Chef South, and that’s all you need to know about why you need to go eat at Bywater American Bistro. This is another place in which you should make a reservation ASAP.

Happy Memorial Day planning y’all!



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