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September in New Orleans

Football season, fried chicken and plenty of beer - discover New Orleans in September

Planning your September visit to New Orleans

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, food fests, cultural events and more. 

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Saints Fans Tailgating

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. 

What to do in September in New Orleans?

Forget about waking up when September ends, in New Orleans, September is just when it’s getting started! Lose the back-to-school stress and the post-summer blues, because there is always something to do or enjoy in September. 

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Southern Decadence

Southern Decadence

The six-day event celebrating New Orleans’ LGBT community closes out in September with parties, parades, brunches and more.  Check their schedule for special events during Labor Day Weekend. 

Burlesque Festival

Some of the best in burlesque make their way to the Crescent City each and every September for the annual Burlesque Festival. For three days, Burlesque performances, workshops and competitions take place in some of the city’s most popular venues. 

Restaurant Week New Orleans

New Orleans has some of the best chefs, restaurants and cuisine in the country. Each September, New Orleans celebrates its culinary landscape with the annual New Orleans Restaurant Week. Indulge in specially curated menus with fixed prices at participating restaurants throughout the city. Everything from local favorites to hidden gems are part of the weeklong event.

NOLA on Tap

NOLA on Tap is the largest beer festival in the Gulf South. This annual fest takes place each September with a selection of over 400 beers from local, regional and national breweries. Enjoy their extensive selection of beers and fest foods with your favorite furry animals - NOLA on Tap is dog-friendly.  

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National Fried Chicken Festival

National Fried Chicken Fest

Each September, the National Fried Chicken Festival takes over Woldenberg Park for two-days filled with fried chicken fun. Attendees can enjoy some of the best fried chicken in the city and beyond, fried chicken eating and cooking competitions, live music and more. The fest is free and open to the public - a perfect way to officially close out summer. 

For more events and happenings, visit below or head over to GoNOLA for the insider’s scoop take on how to spend a September day in NOLA. 

What is the weather in September in New Orleans?

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 number of outdoor fests and outings.  Make sure to keep an umbrella and rain jacket nearby in case of quick showers. 

What foods should I try in September in New Orleans?

In honor of September’s festival scene, it’s only right to explore some of the city’s best breweries and fried chicken spots. Check out GoNOLA Tops: Fried Chicken for some of their favorite fried chicken eateries in preparation for FCF! Wash it down with an ice-cold beer from one of the city’s many breweries and microbreweries

Additional September Resources

Looking for more vacation inspiration? Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in NOLA with Rocio Rizos’ itinerary for Hispanic travelers. Explore more about New Orleans’ Burlesque scene by checking out one of the city’s cabaret and burlesque clubs