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Pres Hall Brass Band - Satchmo Summerfest 2016
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
  • ESSENCE Festival 2021 Traditionally held over Fourth of July weekend every summer in New Orleans, we look forward to Essence Fest all year for its one-of-a-kind celebration of Black culture. This...
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  • Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event has been cancelled. Please check the event website for details and updated information. Satchmo SummerFest is an annual festival honoring the great Louis...
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  • The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, better known as Jazz Fest, returns in 2021 on the weekends of October 8 and October 15 with a celebration of New Orleans’ culture, cuisine and, of course,...
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From custom packages to curated itineraries, plan the perfect getaway with our guide to summertime in New Orleans.