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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
  • Hogs for the Cause  2023 | New Orleans  Pig out for a purpose at Hogs for the Cause. This massive BBQ festival is all about BBQ, bands and of course, the cause. This two- day fest features...
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  • There is no better way to observe the nation’s freedom than the shake-the-rafters music celebration called Essence Fest. Held over Fourth of July weekend at the Caesars Superdome and throughout...
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  • Celebrate New Orleans' French heritage and the French national holiday at this year's Bastille Day Fête! Join the Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans on July 14,...
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  • Running of the Bulls 2022 Each year, the Crescent City hosts its own version of Spain’s Encierro de Pamplona with Running of the Bulls.  This year’s Running of the Bulls takes place...
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  • Tales of the Cocktail 2023 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) is pleased to announce the dates for Tales of the Cocktail® 2023 (TOTC). The global cocktail conference, taking place July...
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  • What is Satchmo Summerfest? Satchmo SummerFest is an annual festival honoring the great Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, the legendary jazz musician born and raised in New Orleans, whose raspy...
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  • White Linen Night 2022 Are you a fan of art? Come join us in celebrating White Linen Night, a longstanding and ever-growing celebration of New Orleans’ art scene. This event is filled with...
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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  Looking to do something fun for Labor Day weekend? Come and attend the annual parties, parades, brunches, and events in celebration of the city’s LGBTQ+...
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  • Black Restaurant Week 2020 Black Restaurant Week is a national celebration of African American, Caribbean and African cuisine and chefs. Cities from across the country such as Atlanta, Houston,...
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From custom packages to curated itineraries, plan the perfect getaway with our guide to summertime in New Orleans.