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Pres Hall Brass Band - Satchmo Summerfest 2016
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Summer Festivals

School’s out fun’s in -- all summer long

Don't let the heat keep you away from New Orleans. For one thing, the hotel rates are the lowest they’ll be all year. For another, with refreshing events like Tales of the Cocktail, you’ll barely notice the heat. Plus, the best restaurants in town celebrate COOLinary New Orleans with prix fixe menus all August long. You can enjoy three-course meals in most of our world-famous eateries for around $30 a person.

And, just as the swamp comes to life in the summer, so does the city with activities like the Essence Festival, Go 4th on the River, Satchmo SummerFest, White Linen Night and Southern Decadence. Get yourself some cool white linen duds, a nice Truman Capotesque straw hat (he was born here, you know), and come see what we’re all about in summer. 

Summer Festivals in New Orleans
  • Commemorate Juneteenth with the NOLA Juneteenth Festival on June 19 at Armstrong Park/ Congo Square. Admission is free. The kickoff Juneteenth Freedom Gala will be held on Sunday, June 16. For more...
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  • Alpine Luau - The New Orleans Tiki Culture Event Get ready for the tiki culture event of New Orleans and the ultimate summer mashup as we bring you the Krewe of Krampus Alpine Luau. It's back and...
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  • ESSENCE Festival of Culture®  ESSENCE Fest returns July 4-7, 2024. Headliners include Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, and Birdman & Friends, who will also honor three decades of Cash...
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  • Running of the Bulls 2024 The thrill of the famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, has found its way to the lively streets of New Orleans in a unique Big Easy-style twist. This exhilarating...
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  • Tales of the Cocktail 2024  Enjoy a week-long celebration of cocktails and mixology at the 22nd annual Tales of the Cocktail® (TOTC) event, taking place from July 21-26, 2024. This global...
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  • White Linen Night 2024 Experience an unforgettable evening where guests don their finest white linen attire and take to the streets to explore the thriving art scene of New Orleans. On the first...
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  • About Satchmo SummerFest  Satchmo SummerFest began as a tribute to one of New Orleans’ most famous native sons, the late Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, to celebrate his 100th...
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  • NOLA Pickle Fest, benefitting the Brees Dream Foundation, returns August 7-11, 2024. This unique, festival-style pickleball tournament will feature 24 tournament-quality PickleRoll courts, live music,...
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  • What is Red Dress Run?  If you’ve ever wondered why so many people are dressed in red dresses in New Orleans on the second Saturday in August, look no further than Red Dress Run. A charity...
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  • About Southern Decadence  This Labor Day weekend extravaganza is a cornerstone of queer culture in New Orleans. The multi-day event is often regarded as a combination of New Orleans Pride and Gay...
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New Orleans Bike Tour
Break away from ordinary & plan a summer trip that allows you to experience the one-of-a-kind culture, magic, and timelessness of NOLA.