We're going to let you in on a little secret: It's a little warm in New Orleans in July. To keep visitors coming, we offer cool summer specials and we also turn the heat up on the fun. Here's what up besides the temperature.

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ESSENCE Festival® of Culture, June 30-July 3

Essence Festival, a party with a purpose, combines musical performances by big-name stars with inspirational speakers who lead conversations about race, gender, culture, and art. This years headliners include Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Janet Janet, New Edition and so many others.  Learn more.

Go 4th on the River, July 4

Celebrate the red, white and blue at Go Fourth on the River. Gather at the Mississippi riverfront for fireworks from a barge on the river. Find out why the American Pyrotechnic Association ranked New Orleans' main fireworks show the 5th "must see" fireworks display in the U.S. Learn more.

Running of the Bulls, July 8-10 

Every year, New Orleans  hosts the Running of the Bulls, our version of Spain’s Encierro de Pamploma. Instead of running from real bulls, however, thousands gather early in the morning in Downtown New Orleans to run from the New Orleans Rollergirls who chase runners on their rollerblades with plastic bats. Learn more.

Tales of the Cocktail, July 25-29

New Orleans invented the cocktail and we reinvent it here every summer at Tales of the Cocktail, a spirited event with tastings, seminars, competitions and other special events. Learn more.

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Posted: June 30 2022 | Blog