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When to go
Why not spend the end of the winter in New Orleans and see the carnival? All the more so, because the winter temperatures are mild. Mardi Gras is the largest festival of the year and colorful fanfares, parades and processions take place all over town. The carnival ends amid indescribable jubilation as locals and tourists dance wildly in the streets until dawn. If you can’t make it for the carnival, you may fancy one of the jazz festivals that start in the pleasant spring months. In mid-April, the French district is gripped by the fever of the French Quarter Festival and three days of free concerts. At the end of the month, the Jazz Fest comes under the spotlight. Summertime is very hot and humid and less suited to sightseeing. Storms are frequent in the afternoon, but they do not manage to dampen the enthusiasm of the public attending the Saatchmo Summer Fest festival in honor of Louis Armstrong in early August. Tropical storms are far from unheard of during this season.
Formalities and useful addresses
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau – www.neworleanscvb.com
New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport – www.flymsy.com