P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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COOLinary New Orleans
Aug
1
to Aug 31

COOLinary New Orleans

Come experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans. Celebrating dining in “America’s Most Delicious City,” COOLinary New Orleans is once again on the table for the month of August whereby participating restaurants offer specially priced prix fixe menus.

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Satchmo Summerfest
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Satchmo Summerfest

  • 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70116 United States (map)
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Satchmo SummerFest began as a tribute to one of New Orleans’ most famous native sons, the late Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, to celebrate his 100th birthday. Thousands of people turned out for the first Satchmo SummerFest in 2001 to dance to traditional New Orleans blues and jazz, and to sample the delicious food. 

It was so successful that it has become an annual three-day event held on the first weekend of August every year since. 

Sponsored by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the organization that also sponsors the French Quarter Festival and Christmas New Orleans Style, Satchmo SummerFest has evolved into one of the top celebrations in a city internationally renowned for its large-scale festivities. For those who regularly attend the festival, it is the highlight of summer. Satchmo SummerFest is in Jackson Square, right in the heart of the French Quarter. There is a small daily admission fee for adults, but children 12 and under get in free. The admission fee includes a wristband that allows festivalgoers to come and go throughout the day. Outdoor events at SatchmoFest feature live bands on two stages, starring some of New Orleans’ top traditional musicians. Many of them will pay their tributes to Armstrong and his music. Performers have included the Preservation Hall Brass Band, 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the Tornado Brass Band. 

There are also smaller indoor concerts and performances in the “Back o’ Town” stage within the Louisiana State Museum’s Arsenal nearby. Samplings of New Orleans’ world-famous culinary delicacies are for sale in and around the festival site, while a variety of refreshing beverages keep you cool and hydrated. 

In addition to all the lively outdoor music and food, the festival includes “Satchmo Seminars,” indoor seminars and lectures by Armstrong biographers and historians as well as discussions with musicians who have been inspired by him.

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Red Dress Run
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Red Dress Run

  • 2300 North Peters Street New Orleans, LA, 70117 United States (map)
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The run begins in New Orleans Crescent Park in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, just outside of the French Quarter. The runners, with drinks in hand, continue their route through the French Quarter and spend the rest of the day celebrating. Expect a sea of red throughout!

On August 10 2019, hit the streets in your head to toe red attire. Whether you're running or not, the day is filled with fun and excitement. If running isn't your thing, watching from the sidelines is just as fun, and red dresses are still required!

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Southern Decadence
Aug
29
to Sep 2

Southern Decadence

Southern Decadence, a six-day event that occurs every year through Labor Day Weekend, is the largest gay event in New Orleans. The celebrations typically occur throughout the day and night, with special events like parties, parades, and more. 

Every year, Southern Decadence has a theme. Themes are typically announced the May before Decadence. 

While there are always free street parties, there are weekend passes that Southern Decadence usually offers for admission into special parties, parades, and other programming.

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Labor Day
Sep
2
12:00 AM00:00

Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country.

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
22
to Jul 23

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
15
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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Running of the Bulls
Jul
12
11:30 AM11:30

Running of the Bulls

Each July in New Orleans, the Crescent City hosts its own version of Spain’s Encierro de Pamploma. But instead of running from real bulls, New Orleanians gather in the traditional colors of Spain’s bull run and run from New Orleans Roller Derby Girls, who chase runners with plastic bats on their rollerblades. 

Thousands of runners gather early in the morning in Downtown New Orleans to participate in the run, wearing all white with a dash of red. After the race, plenty of bars in the Warehouse District remain open all day to keep the festivities going.

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
11
6:00 AM06:00

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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Essence Festival
Jul
6
11:30 AM11:30

Essence Festival

This year, ESSENCE celebrates its 25th anniversary with an extraordinary lineup of musicians, special guests, experiences and more.

Presented by Coca-Cola, ESSENCE Festival is the largest celebration of African American music, beauty, health, entrepreneurship and more.

Join in celebrating ESSENCE’s 25-year milestone, July 4-7 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and throughout the Crescent City. 

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
1
to Jul 2

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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Cajun-Zydeco Festival
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Cajun-Zydeco Festival

  • 701 North Rampart Street New Orleans, LA, 70116 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cajun music and its hybrid offspring, Zydeco, is celebrated every year in June at the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. This free celebration is held in Armstrong Park, located on North Rampart Street in Treme. There are two stages, delicious seafood, and a crafts fair, making the festival a celebration of dancing and joy. 

Visitors can expect top Cajun and Zydeco musicians, Past headliners haveincluded Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Bruce Daigrepont, Chubby Carrier, Michael Doucet & Beau Soliel, Terrance Simien, the Bluerunners, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and more. 

The festival also features crafts of skilled artisans from the Acadiana Region. They sell art, jewelry, hand-carved duck decoys, and more. Further, there is a kids’ tent with crafts for youngsters to enjoy. You can also learn a thing or two at the live cooking demonstrations.

For over 200 years, Cajun music has featured the sounds of fiddles, accordions, guitars, and vocals, typically in French and English, creating its distinct sound. Zydeco music evolved from Cajun, often using the same instrumentation, but includes a washboard, horns, and other instruments. Zydeco also takes influence from R&B, soul, jazz, rock, gospel, and hip-hop. 

For more information about the festival, visit www.jazzandheritage.org/cajunzydeco.

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