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. Hope to see you there!
COOLinary New Orleans
Get out your stretchy pants. It's time for Coolinary New Orleans! Eat your way through the city, enjoying prix-fixe brunch, lunch, dinner and menus as you go. Check out the offerings at Andrea’s, Tujague’s, Court of Two Sisters, Commander's Palace, The Pelican Club and Crescent City Brewhouse. Make your reservations now! Learn more.
You do not want to miss Satchmo SummerFest if you are in town the weekend of July 31-August 1. 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 2021 Satchmo SummerFest Music Lineup. View the Culinary Lineup.
August is Museum Month in New Orleanas and that means if you're a member of one museum, or become one, you can visit the 12 participating museums for free this month. Choose from The National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, the New Orleans African American Museum, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Sazerac House, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the new Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, the Louisiana Children's Museum, Beauregard-Keyes House, the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, and Studio Be. Learn more.
White Linen Night
Celebrate art, community, and culture in the Arts District New Orleans at Hancock Whitney White Linen Night. This block party for art lovers will be held on Julia Street August 7th. 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!
Red Dress Run
(NOTE: ON AUGUST 9, THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO COVID.)
On Saturday, August 14th, 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 nolareddress.com.
Saints Preseason Games
Who dat say they gonna beat 'dem Saints? On Monday, August 23rd, the New Orleans Saints will battle the Jacksonville Jaguars and on Saturday, August 28, the boys in the black and gold will take on the Arizona Cardinals in two preseason games in New Orleans. No matter what NFL team you root for, you do not want to miss the Saints play at the Superdome. And make sure you check out the tailgate parties in Champions Square before the games for fans, food and live music! Who Dat!
Stay in the Heart of the Action
Our lovely hotels are right in the middle of all of these exciting events! Book now!