New Orleans Red Dress Run

It's summer in New Orleans and there’s a lot to do in our sultry city! Whether you are running around in the French Quarter wearing a red ball gown or strolling the Warehouse District in white linen, you will not be bored in New Orleans during the month of August. Check out some of our favorite events and book your hotel now. Hope to see you there!

COOLinary New Orleans

Get out your stretchy pants. Coolinary New Orleans is all month long! Eat your way through the city, enjoying prix-fixe brunch, lunch, dinner and menus as you go. Check out the offerings at Tujague’s, Commander's Palace3rd Block Depot Kitchen + BarThe Pelican Club and Crescent City BrewhouseMake your reservations now! Learn more.

Monthly Specials at the Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome

There are lots of reasons to head to the Clarinet Bistreaux, Clarinet Coffee Shop, and Clarinet Lounge at the Holiday Inn this August. On August 11, celebrate National Panini Day with 30% off any Panini on the menu. On August 16, National Rum Day, they're offering $6 Hurricanes. On August 21, National Sweet Tea Day, you can get 30% off all Infused Teas at the Clarinet Coffee Shop. On August 25, Whiskey Sour Day, endulge in a $6 Jim Beam Sour. And on Red Wine Day, August 28, the House Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon will be just $5 a glass all day long. August may be hot in New Orleans, but there are lots of ways to cool down!

Satchmo Summerfest

You do not want to miss Satchmo SummerFest if you are in town the weekend of August 5 & 6. Named after New Orleans very own, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, this beloved music festival at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint is three days of music, food and fun. See the 2023 Satchmo SummerFest Music Lineup. 

Museum Month

August is Museum Month in New Orleans and 20+  museums are participating in the Check-In Challenge. See great musuems and win great prizes! Learn more.

White Linen Night

Celebrate art, community, and  culture in the Arts District New Orleans at Fidelity Bank White Linen Night. This block party for art lovers will be held on Julia Street August 5th. For approximately four hours, the street will be closed to traffic so art enthusiasts adorned all in white can stroll in and out of the many art galleries along Julia. There will also be live bands playing in the streets as well as food and beverages from some of New Orleans top restaurants and bars available to purchase. The event is FREE. Oh and don't forget to wear as much white as possible!

Dirty Linen Night

The French Quarter's answer to White Linen Night will be held on August 12th this year. Put your dirty white linens back on from August 6th and have some fun in the Vieux Carré. Learn more.

Red Dress Run

On Saturday, August 12th, prepare to see hundreds of people running through the French Quarter in red dresses for the annual New Orleans Red Dress Run, the “biggest little Red Dress event in the world”!  The run is sponsored by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, the self-proclaimed “drinking club with a running problem.”  But it’s not just about the alcohol.  All proceeds from the event go to charity. For more information, visit

Rosé All Day at Tujague's

On Friday, August 25th, enjoy Rosé All Day or at least all afternoon during Lunch at Tujague's. Chef Gus Martin has created a three-course menu, and specially priced rosé by the glass and by the bottle will be available along with a few themed cocktails. "Think pink" and dress in your favorite hue for a chance to win a prize for the best dressed. Call 504-525-8676 to reserve your table.

Saints Preseason Games

Who dat say they gonna beat 'dem Saints? On Sunday, August 13th the New Orleans Saints will battle the Kansas City Chiefs in the Superdome. Then on Sunday. August 20th, the boys in the black and gold will take on the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Still, there will be game watching parties all over town so come on out and have some fun. Finally, on Sunday, August 27th, New Orleans will be back in the Dome hosting the Houston Texans. Make sure you check out the tailgate party in Champions Square before the game for fans, food and live music! Who Dat!

Stay in the Heart of the Action

Many of the city's best hotels are right in the middle of all of these exciting events! Book now!

Posted: August 1 2023 | Blog