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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
  • Tales of the Cocktail 2019 Tales of the Cocktail is an annual conference and festival that brings together a worldwide cocktail and hospitality community right here in New Orleans. This five-day event...
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  • COOLinary 2019 There’s no better time to dine in New Orleans than during COOLinary. This monthlong program celebrates the Cresent City’s rich and unique culinary landscape with specially curated and...
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  • Satchmo SummerFest is an annual festival honoring the great Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, the legendary jazz musician born and raised in New Orleans, whose raspy voice and instrumental skills are known...
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  • French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is proud to present the 19th annual Satchmo SummerFest! Satchmo Summerfest is the premier American festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans'...
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  • Hancock Whitney White Linen Night 2019 The Hancock Whitney White Linen Night is an annual celebration of New Orleans’ longstanding and ever-growing art scene. Presented by the Contemporary Arts Center...
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  • Come and join us for all the best soccer action here in New Orleans at the American Sports Saloon, 1200 Decatur. With big screen TVs, amplified sound, great food & drink, and friendly service,...
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  • It's season premier, so come and join us Upstairs at the American Sports Saloon, 1200 Decatur. With TVs all around, and amplified sound, there are no bad seats in the house. Or, join us on the balcony...
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  • Every year on the second Saturday in August, the New Orleans Hash House Harriers (a local “drinking club with a running problem”) host Red Dress Run, a charity “run” in the Crescent City. This yearly...
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  • On Aug. 24 & 25, explore some of the city’s most famous and beloved neighborhoods while enjoying music, food and pop-up shopping in the Lower French Quarter. Festival-goers can also expect a...
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  • Running of the Bulls 2019 Due to inclement weather, 2019 Running of the Bulls has been rescheduled for August 23-25 . Each year, the Crescent City hosts its own version of Spain’s Encierro de Pamploma...
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  • For over 40 years, Southern Decadence is still the largest LGBT event in New Orleans. From Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, join in the weekend-long celebration of pride and fun with parties, parades and special...
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From custom packages to curated itineraries, plan the perfect getaway with our guide to summertime in New Orleans.