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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
  • Meet over 60 authors at our NOLA Bookstars Signing, including our Keynote Speaker, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Victoria Danann. In the historic French Quarter, join us as a VIP...
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  • What better way is there to closeout Caribbean Heritage Month than with the NOLA Caribbean Fest? Enjoy eight days filled with non-stop events, parades and parties. Celebrate Caribbean culture with...
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  • ESSENCE Festival 2019 This year, ESSENCE celebrates its 25th anniversary with an extraordinary lineup of musicians, special guests, experiences and more. Former First Lady Michelle Obama will headline...
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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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From custom packages to curated itineraries, plan the perfect getaway with our guide to summertime in New Orleans.