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Can’t-Miss NOLA Festivals in July and August

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New Orleans is known for its distinctive food, jazz music, and multicultural roots, and the late summer ushers in some notable festivals that attract droves of visitors to the 300-year-old city every July and August. They include honoring the Crescent City’s French heritage on Bastille Day and wearing red dresses—both women and men—for a cause. For a unique take on what makes New Orleans tick, it’s worth timing your visit to join in these lively celebrations.
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1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
New Orleans isn’t known as America’s most French city for nothing. Shout “Vive la France” with other Francophiles at the annual fest that nods its cap—or rather, towering Marie Antoinette-inspired hair—to NOLA’s French heritage. Observance of the...
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New Orleans, LA, USA
Experience the newest trends in cocktails in the city that purportedly invented them at this toast-of-the-town event that draws acclaimed mixologists, authors, industry experts, and libation enthusiasts. They shake things up during seminars,...
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400 N Peters St #205, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
This three-day festival in the French Quarter honors New Orleans’ native son Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong with the only festival of its kind in the world dedicated to his music and legacy. Join the revelry August 3-6, 2017, with a full weekend of...
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New Orleans, LA, USA
White Linen Night—a celebration of the thriving art scene—brings together locals and visitors dressed in white linen to stroll through the Warehouse Arts District meeting artists and friends and sipping cool refreshments (August 5, 2017). The...
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124 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
For nearly 50 years, the largest gay gathering in New Orleans has decorated the French Quarter with six days of decadence over Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 4, 2017). The parties draw more than 200,000 people ready to embrace the vibrant...