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're turning the heat up on the fun. Here's what up besides the temperature.

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Steamboat NATCHEZ Summer Vibes Package, Thru September 2

Celebrate summer on the Steamboat NATCHEZ.  Along with their annual 4th of July cruises, they’re offering this special package which includes a two-hour cruise on the Mighty Mississippi, a Creole lunch/brunch sampler or Creole dinner buffet (1st seating option,) three alcoholic beverages from their special summer drink menu (unlimited soft drinks and juice for children) a decorated reserved table in an air-conditioned dining room and a sweet treat. Book now.

ESSENCE Festival® of Culture, July 4

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 year’s headliners include Janet Janet, Charlie Wilson, Usher, Birdman & Friends 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.

Tujague’s 4th of July Fireworks Balcony Viewing Party, July 4

Get a front row seat for Go 4th on the River at Tujague’s. Watch the sky light upfrom their 2nd floor balcony on Decatur Street right across from the Mississippi while enjoying a festive buffet menu from Chef Gus Martin. Learn more.

Running of the Bulls, July 12-14 

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 21-26

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: July 1 | Blog