New Year’s Eve in New Orleans

These are some of the best ways to ring in the new year in New Orleans!


Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
500 Decatur St

Celebrate New Year’s Eve near the historic Jax Brewery with the fleur-de-lis drop, a fireworks show, and a live concert featuring country star headliners Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris. This Rockin’ NYE Central Time Zone celebration will be hosted by Lucy Hale and is free and open to the public.

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade
Intersection of Elysian Fields Ave and Decatur St

Enjoy the Sugar Bowl NYE Parade at 2pm to ring in the New Year New Orleans style. This popular Mardi Gras-style parade will include tons of floats and bands to admire beginning at the intersection of Elysian Fields Ave and Decatur St and traveling through the French Quarter up Decatur St and ending at Canal St. The parade is going on during the Allstate Fan Fest so you can join in on all of those activities too!

Jackson Square
506 C St Peter St

Ring in the new year with New Orlean’s version of the Times Square ball drop. Come to historic Jackson Square and enjoy live music, a countdown to 2019 with the fleur-de-lis drop, and fireworks over the Mississippi to end the fun-filled night.

Zoo Year’s Eve
6500 Magazine St

Celebrate Zoo Year’s Eve with the whole family at the Audubon Zoo from 10:30am-12:30pm. They will provide party hats, noise makers, and a countdown to noon with a Pepsi toast at 12! This event is included in the price of zoo admission and will also feature music, games, and prizes for all.

Crescent Park
2300 N Peters St

For a more relaxing celebration, ring in the new year at Crescent Park which offers an amazing view of the Mississippi river. At midnight, you can enjoy some of the best views of both the West and East bank’s midnight fireworks displays on the water. The park will stay open to the public until 1am on New Year’s Eve night.