September is the perfect time to travel to New Orleans. Between the end of summer and the start of fall, signature festivals and can’t-miss events make the month a special one. Celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, the return of Southern Decadence, the first weeks of fall, the second annual NOLAxNOLA, and more, including two can’t-miss football games. Check out our picks for September below.
Celebrating the city’s LGBTQ+ community, Southern Decadence is an annual Labor Day weekend tradition. From September 1-5, enjoy parties, brunches, and events in the French Quarter. Check out the lineup here and get ready to dance the night away during Southern Decadence.
LSU and Florida State go head-to-head in New Orleans for the Allstate Louisiana Kickoff. The two teams will meet to kick off the 2022 college football season over Labor Day weekend in the Caesars Superdome. Get your tickets now; the game is expected to sell out.
There’s plenty of reasons to visit New Orleans for Labor Day Weekend. We have Southern Decadence, the LSU/Florida State game, and countless other fun activities perfect for the final weekend of summer. Take a dip in a hotel pool, dine outdoors, or have an icy summer treat—discover New Orleans on Labor Day weekend here.
The Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first home game of the regular season on Sunday, September 18. Cheer on the Black & Gold from the Caesars Superdome or from one of our many sports bars. It’s a game you won’t want to miss; kickoff is at noon.
New Orleans is a wonderful place to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans September 15-October 15. Learn about Hispanic heritage and culture by sampling authentic cuisine, exploring Hispanic history in the city, and supporting local Hispanic-owned businesses.
Earth, Wind & Fire returns to New Orleans on September 20, bringing smash hits like “September,” “Let’s Groove,” and “Boogie Wonderland” to the Saenger Theater. The band has scored eight number one hits, sold over 100 million albums worldwide and released 23 albums in its 52-year history. Don’t miss the chance to groove to the classics with this musical institution.
Dust off those lederhosen and head to Faubourg Brewery for Oktoberfest. The fun kicks off from September 23-25 and continues into September 30-October 2. The brewery will have new Oktoberfest beers, delicious food, games for the kids, and traditional German fare. Take a rideshare to/or from the brewery, show the bartender your receipt and receive $10 off your tab.
Held September 22-25, Burlesque Fest celebrates an artform that emerged centuries ago. New Orleans itself has a rich burlesque dance history, making it the perfect location for the annual festival. Enjoy shows throughout the festival weekend, including the Queen of Burlesque competition where each performance is set to live traditional jazz.
The music never stops in New Orleans, and this October, mark your calendars for a citywide celebration of local musicians, music venues, and New Orleans culture. Catch your favorite artists and discover new ones at dozens of live performances at indoor and outdoor venues all over town from September 23-October 9 as part of NOLAxNOLA (NOLA BY NOLA). You won’t want to miss this event—find more details here as they’re announced.
Beignet Fest is back on September 24 in City Park with all the sweet and savory beignet options you could dream of. From classic powdered-sugar dusted to drool-worthy crawfish options, the signature New Orleans treat takes center stage at Beignet Fest. The family-friendly festival has a musical lineup including Imagination Movers, Shamarr Allen, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Beignet Fest Foundation, which supports children with developmental delays.