New Orleans gets Back to Partying in Time to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Average temperature low and high: 76°-92°
July in New Orleans is hot and steamy, so pack light. Despite the summer heat, July is one of the busiest and most enjoyable months in the Big Easy. COVID restrictions are loosening, and the city is open for business again. Hence, options are available to keep cool indoors, such as restaurants and bars that can now be open longer and to fuller capacities.
Blues, jazz, and delicious food sums up the Satchmo SummerFest! This annual New Orleans event is to celebrate one of the city’s most well-known, native sons, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. This 3-day event will have live performers and a lot of good food. In previous years, admission fees have been $5 and purchasable at the gate. Info about tickets for 2021 will be available soon.
This year will mark New Orleans' Go Fourth on the River celebration's 30th anniversary. Head down to the city's historic riverfront for an extravagant and free firework show to celebrate Independence Day with a bang. The show will start at 9 pm.
New Orleans Events in July
Theater & Headliners
Things to Do in New Orleans in July
Experience an Airboat Swamp Tour
Get a taste of New Orleans wildlife and wetlands by spending the day on an airboat swamp tour. You'll get to see many New Orleans bayous, swamps, marshes, and a diverse array of wildlife. Bald eagles, snakes, turtles—you name it! You might even get to see an alligator up close. It's the perfect activity for big groups to do. There are many airboat tour companies to choose from, with most prices starting at $70 per person.
Head down downtown to the the Howlin' Wolf for Comedy Gumbeaux. It's one of New Orleans' longest-standing weekly comedy nights, going on a decade strong now. Every Thursday night, some of the best local and regional acts are featured, and celebrity acts have even been known to pop in from time to time. Tickets can be purchased online.