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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
  • Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event has been postponed. Please check the event website for details and updated information. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, better known as Jazz...
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  • Festigals 2019 Festigals is an annual celebration of women’s empowerment and sisterhood. Each year, this weekend-long festival fills the city with signature events, engaging workshops, keynote...
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  • This year’s 33rd Annual Creole Tomato Festival will be on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 in the historic French Market. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the...
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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 2020 While there are no travel restrictions to New Orleans due to the Covid-19, out of an abundance of caution and consideration for staff, vendors, performers, and guests, Essence...
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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 Pamplona...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Voted the second most welcoming city in the U.S, and the number one festival destination for LGBT travelers, it should come as no surprise that New Orleans Pride is an epic event. Each year in June,...
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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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  • Southern Decadence 2019 Each year, Labor Day weekend in New Orleans is filled with a host of parties, parades, brunches and events in celebration of the city’s gay community. For over four decades,...
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From custom packages to curated itineraries, plan the perfect getaway with our guide to summertime in New Orleans.