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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
  • From the producers of the National Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane’s, get ready for the first-ever Brews, Boils & Bubbles festival making its debut along the New Orleans Lakefront...
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  • The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience 2024 The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is a premier event, showcasing what the city does best… eating and drinking. In its 32nd Anniversary...
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  • New Orleans Pride 2024 About New Orleans Pride  Every June, events that unify and celebrate LGBTQ people and allies can be found all throughout New Orleans, all month long. Parades, parties,...
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  • Nothing says summertime in New Orleans quite like the French Market Creole Tomato Festival. Held every summer in the heart of the French Quarter, the music, dancing, food, and...
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  • 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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  • ESSENCE Festival of Culture®  Held over Fourth of July weekend at the Caesars Superdome and throughout downtown New Orleans, this multi-day party named for its founder and sponsoring...
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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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  • 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 8-11, 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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From custom packages to curated itineraries, plan the perfect getaway with our guide to summertime in New Orleans.