Things to do this May in New Orleans
1. Celebrate Mother’s Day at any of these 7 NOLA restaurants
Treat the most important woman in your life to some fantastic food around NOLA. These seven restaurants are having Mother’s Day Specials that sound way too delicious to miss.
2. Drink sake at this brewery in the Lower Garden District
Take a walk through the Lower Garden District and visit the Wetlands Sake Brewery, the first one of its kind in New Orleans! They have nine craft sakes on tap and different cocktails to make any hour happy.
3. Explore Audubon Zoo at night
This May, Audubon Zoo invites you and your children after hours for their “Nature at Night” events, scheduled on different nights throughout the month. Admission is $50 and features an up-close animal encounter, a pizza party, a flashlight tour of the zoo, etc. Here are more details.
4. Spend Cinco de Mayo eating tacos
New Orleans is filled to the brim with amazing taco shops and taquerias. Celebrate the Mexican “Batalla de Puebla” by eating at any of these places.
5. Listen to live music every Wednesday at “Wednesday’s At The Square.”
Concerts at Lafayette Square every Wednesday are still happening throughout May. They are entirely free, so come out and jam with us!
6. Watch Broadway hit “Mean Girls” on stage
Tickets are already on sale! The record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film will be showing at the Saenger Theatre from Tuesday, May 17. Here’s everything you need to know.
7. Get ready for the New Orleans Greek Festival 2022
The NOLA Greek Festival is preparing for its 47th edition this 2022. The three-day celebration starts on Friday, May 27, and features traditional Greek Food, wine, pastries, and other great desserts. Ticket holders will also be able to listen to a live Greek band and dancers. Buy tickets on their official website.
8. Don’t miss the Jazz and Heritage Festival
Confirmed for April 29 through May 8, 2022, the Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrates and honors Louisiana culture. The event is about music, food, a Mardi Gras parade, cultural showcases, artisans, etc. The event is held at the Fair Ground Race Course.