Summer in New Orleans can be very easily described as a combo of heat + humidity + thunder. The good news? We are a city known to have fun no matter what the circumstances are. Between July and August there are a series of amazing and unique events, festivals, and parties that will guarantee you’ll have a great time in the city.
And there’s no better way to truly experience the French Quarter than by staying in one of our luxury condos located within walking distance of all the action.
Bastille Day New Orleans
July 14 (LINK)
Bastille Day NOLA celebrates the French National Day in America’s most French city! At the heart of the week-long celebration is Bastille Day Fête, a free, public festival at the Spanish Plaza (at the Riverwalk).
Tales of the Cocktail
July 18-23 (LINK)
Tales of the Cocktail, a six-day celebration of mixed drinks in all their vast diversity. Every year, the event draws in thousands of bar owners, distillers, mixologists, authors, and tastemakers who are interested in networking, sharing knowledge, and showing off their skills. The best part is that you can try some of the tastiest boozy concoctions crafted by revered bartenders from around the world. These drinks are served at various locations in the city.
The West Bank Beer Festival
July 22 (LINK)
Nola Motorsports Park
Admission to the event gets you a souvenir tasting mug, unlimited pours from the 28 different participating breweries, and a photo op with real race cars. And if you are feeling like a daredevil, you can also drive a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche or Corvette on the on the race track. There will also be a kart track demo and live entertainment.
COOLinary New Orleans
August 01- 31 (LINK)
During the month of August, you can experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history and culture of New Orleans. This annual culinary tradition features specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.
August 3 - 6 (LINK)
Take part in New Orleans' rich musical heritage at the annual Satchmo SummerFest, a multi-day jazz festival celebrating the life of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. The Festival takes place at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter. There is a $5 daily admission fee for adults, but children 12 and under get in free.
A White Linen Night
August 5, 2017 (LINK)
Put on your best all white outfit and explore the hippest art scene in New Orleans and its stunning galleries at the 18th Annual White Linen Night in New Orleans' Arts District.
A Red Dress Run
August 12, 2017 (liNK)
Drink while you run in your red dress or just come out, wear crimson, have a beer, and enjoy the show. The run is Hosted by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers to benefit various organizations.
Dirty Linen Night
August 12, 2017 (LINK)
A very similar event to White Linen but with an edgier vibe, Dirty linen night showcases art galleries, antiques, jewelry, and specialty shops along the culturally rich and elegant Royal Street.
August 30-Sep 4 (LINK)
Informally known as the "Gay Mardi Gras,” Southern Decadence is New Orleans’ largest LGBTQ event. Most street party activities take place in the immediate area of the French Quarter, and the dance parties are in the clubs. Since the gay bars never close, there is always something happening around the clock.