New Orleans August 2022

New Orleans August 2022 Events

New Orleans August 2022 Events

August Offers Exclusive Deals in New Orleans

Average temperature low and high: 76°-92°
The August humidity in New Orleans calls for light, comfortable clothes, but the summer heat never stops the fun. It does, however, tend to slow tourist season down a bit, which means deals on hotels, attractions, and more. For example, because of COOLinary, it's a great month to stay cool indoors trying out different restaurants; multiple ones will have discounted, 3-course brunches, lunches, and dinners.
Red Dress Run

Red Dress Run

On August 13th, put on your best red dress, regardless of your gender, and join in the Red Dress Run.  This event is a NOLA favorite, a 2-mile run, drink in hand, through the French Quarter.  Once you've finished, celebrate the achievement with live music performances and more drinks.  The extremely active and adventurous may also want to join the Lingerie Run, held on Friday, and the Hangover Run on Sunday - if you can handle it.  Registration for the Red Dress Run starts at $60 and can be done online on their website.

August Event Calendar

White Linen Night

White Linen Night

Each year, New Orleans' Warehouse District hosts the White Linen Party, a fun event meant to celebrate the bustling arts culture of New Orleans. Guests are expected to wear white linen, which was historically worn in the area to keep the Louisiana heat from becoming overbearing. The event features the Julia Street Block Party from 5:30 to 9:30 pm, hosted on Julia Street, which features numerous art gallery displays and dozens of local restaurants. Aside from the block party, there are live music events, shopping, giveaways, and more. Stay updated on event information online.

HexFest: A Weekend of Witchery in Old New Orleans

HexFest: A Weekend of Witchery in Old New Orleans

From Voodoo to Hoodoo to Witchcraft, the magic of Crescent City has centuries of history, which makes it the perfect place for HexFest. Head down to the French Quarter for a weekend of witchery and get a taste of the city's haunted magic. The conference will feature workshops, drumming, and a ritual at The Bourbon Orleans Hotel, a venue with a haunted history. Organizers assemble witches, rootworkers, Voodoo priests, and other magical teachers from all over to share their knowledge.

New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival

New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival

Find a dance partner and head down to the French Quarter for a festival that you won’t want to miss! The annual New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival is back. Past years have been dedicated to Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba/Zouk and featured international Latin artists playing live music, over 70 hours of workshops and classes, and dance performance challenges. Organizers will have updated information about this year's festival accessible on their website soon. 

COOLinary New Orleans

COOLinary New Orleans

It’s no secret that New Orleans is known for its mouth-watering culinary options! August is a great month to visit (and eat), because all month, over 80 of the city’s restaurants serve delicious dishes at discounted prices! Previous deals have included two- or three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner menus for $39 or less. Many participating restaurants are in the French Quarter or Downtown New Orleans, within walking distance from most major hotels. Organizers will be releasing details about COOLinary 2022 soon.  

New Orleans Events in August

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Things to do in New Orleans

Things to Do in New Orleans in August

Go Drinking on Bourbon Street

Go Drinking on Bourbon Street
A trip to New Orleans isn't complete unless you spend your day or night drinking on Bourbon Street. There are tons of bars, clubs, pubs, and restaurants to choose from, depending on your mood. You can head to Famous Door or Sing Sing if you want to enjoy live music, or 711 Bourbon Heat or The Beach on Bourbon if you're going to dance all night long. If you want to enjoy a good meal but still have good drinks, Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak is the perfect spot to go to. Feel like doing karaoke? Cat's Meow and Maison Bourbon has got you covered. Whether you want to get wild and party all night long, or want a more laid back night, Bourbon Street has something for everyone.

Take a tour of the Garden District

Take a tour of the Garden District
Located less than 3 miles Southwest of the French Quarter, the Garden District offers a peek at some of New Orleans most beautiful and historic homes. Take a stroll through this architectural gem and be transported to a different time. A peaceful getaway, the neighborhood is lined with beautiful houses, intricate gardens, and tree-lined streets. Stop at the intersection of Prytania Street and Washington Avenue to grab a bite to eat or shop.