What is one of the best things about the New Orleans? The festivals! It should come as no surprise that the host city of Mardi Gras is famous for its festivals. The Carnival season, which begins on January 6 and culminates on Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras day), is easily the biggest draw for visitors where festivals are concerned, but the Big Easy has a host of other events throughout the year. In April, the Jazz and Heritage Festival (more commonly known as Jazz Fest) offers a great mix of big headliners and local musicians, while March’s Road Food Festival features beignet-eating contests and the world’s longest Po’boys. The New Orleans calendar is booked all year long with famous festivals in the French Quarter and beyond that celebrate music, cuisine, visual and performing artists. Lights, camera, and amazing action is what you will find New Orleans with so many film festivals, screenings, and other events to choose from!