September in New Orleans means two things: festivals and football! Check out our top picks below and take a peek at our events calendar for more September must-dos.
Restaurant Week New Orleans
From September 9-15, eat your heart out at Restaurant Week New Orleans. Many of our favorite eateries are offering prix-fixe menus that’ll make your tongue second line! Here’s your chance to go to Andrea’s, Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy, Brennan’s, Byblos, Café Degas, Commander’s Palace, Coterie Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Court of Two Sisters, Deanie’s (Uptown), Messina’s Runway Café, Pascal’s Manale, The Pelican Club, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill, SoBou, Tujaque’s and more! Learn more.
New Orleans Burlesque Festival
Shimmy and dip along with the best burlesque dancers in the world as they compete for the title "Queen of Burlesque," September 12-15. For tickets and more information, click here.
National Fried Chicken Festival
Join us and more than 35 restaurants at Woldenberg Park from September 20-23 for this free festival with a Best Fried Chicken Contest, a fried chicken tender eating contest, a Fried Chicken Scavenger Hunt, entertainment on two music stages, a kids pavilion, a misting lounge and celebrity cooking demonstrations. Make no bones about it – this is a fun event.
NOLA on Tap Beer Fest
Meet at the City Park Festival Fairgrounds on September 21 for the NOLA On Tap Beer Festival. (While most beer festivals are held in October, the beer down here is so good we couldn’t wait.) Taste more than 400 brews, enjoy great New Orleans food, and dance to live music all day long. Proceeds benefit the Louisiana SPCA.
Who dat! There are four Saints games in September. On September 9 & 29 , the boys will be home in the Dome where they’ll take on the Houston Texans and then Dallas Cowboys. Come early to join the pre-party in Champions Square. There are also two away games on September 15 & 22. Find yourself a bar in the French Quarter with some great food and drink and watch the fun with the Who Dat Nation.
Stay Close to the Fun!
Our hotels are right in the middle of all of these exciting events. Check for available hotel rooms today!