Extend your summer for a few more days with a September visit to New Orleans. September brings the resurgence of Who Dat Sundays with tailgates galore, the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, cultural events and more.
End summer and leap into fall the way New Orleanians do. Everything you need to plan a fun-filled September in NOLA can be found below.
Lose the back-to-school stress and the post-summer blues, because there's always something to do or enjoy in New Orleans come September.
The multi-day event celebrating New Orleans’ LGBTQ+ community opens September with parties, parades, brunches and more. Check their schedule for special events during Labor Day Weekend.
Cheer on the New Orleans Saints as they kick off the regular season in the Superdome on September 12. Watch as they take on the Green Bay Packers, and later in the month cheer from a watch party spot in town during the away games. Check out our guide to sports bars here that are perfect for catching the game.
New Orleans is known for its classic cocktails, from the Sazerac to the Hurricane and more. In New Orleans fashion, it’s only right that they have their own celebration. Tales of the Cocktail is a week-long event geared toward celebrating and educating attendees on craft cocktails and bartending. The seminars, workshops and panels are designed to appeal to both industry professionals and cocktail enthusiasts alike.
Don’t put away your shorts and t-shirts just yet - September in New Orleans calls for sunshine and warm weather a little longer than most. With an average high of 87℉ and a low of 70℉, you’ll be able to easily enjoy the outdoor fests and outings. Make sure to keep an umbrella and rain jacket nearby in case of quick showers.
In honor of September’s festival scene, it’s only right to explore some of the city’s best beignet spots. Get ahead of the Oktoberfest season with a visit to one of the city’s many breweries and microbreweries.