New Orleans August 2020 Events

Enjoy Exclusive Deals and Offers this August 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. A great way to beat the heat is with COOLinary; multiple participating restaurants have discounted, 3-course brunches, lunches, and dinners. If you’re up to braving the weather, the city offers outdoor fun with Satchmo Summer Fest, Red Dress Run, and Southern Decadence events. You can also explore galleries during White Linen Night in the Arts + Warehouse District.

August Event Calendar

7-10 Aug, 2020
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Find a dance partner and head down to the French Quarter for a festival that you won’t want to miss! The fourth annual New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival will feature 30,000 square feet of ballroom space with three rooms dedicated to Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba/Zouk, international Latin artists playing live music, over 70 hours of workshops and classes, and dance performance challenges! There will even be rooftop pool parties and silent headphone parties, to add to the fun! Tickets are $85.

COOLinary New Orleans

Date to be confirmed
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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 at $39 or less. Many participating restaurants are in the French Quarter or Downtown New Orleans, within walking distance from most major hotels.

Satchmo Summerfest

Date to be confirmed
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Satchmo Summerfest

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. Admission fees are small for adults at $5.

HexFest 2020: A Weekend of Witchery in Old New Orleans

7-9 Aug, 2020
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HexFest 2020: 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, presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the witches of New Orleans. The conference will feature two full days of workshops, drumming, and 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.

Southern Decadence

Date to be confirmed
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Southern Decadence

No city throws a party quite like New Orleans does. Southern Decadence is a six-day event that occurs every Labor Day Weekend and is one of the largest events that celebrates the gay community in New Orleans. The festival has a theme every year which is announced in May. There are street parties that are free, but also weekend passes that will be on sale.

Things to Do in New Orleans in August

New Orleans Concerts in August

  • 08/05/2020 Impractical Jokers Live Smoothie King Center Buy Tickets
  • 08/06/2020 Island Block Radio Concert Series w/ Leilani Wolfgramm The Parish At House Of Blues Buy Tickets
  • 08/06/2020 Of Montreal The Howlin Wolf Buy Tickets
  • 08/08/2020 Darci Lynne Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts Buy Tickets
  • 08/09/2020 Gary Gulman The Fillmore - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/13/2020 Still Woozy The Republic - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/16/2020 Ali Wong Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/18/2020 Anastasia Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/19/2020 Anastasia Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/20/2020 Rascal Flatts Smoothie King Center Buy Tickets
  • 08/20/2020 TobyMac UNO Lakefront Arena Buy Tickets
  • 08/20/2020 Anastasia Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/21/2020 Anastasia Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/22/2020 Anastasia Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/22/2020 Anastasia Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/23/2020 Anastasia Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/23/2020 Anastasia Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 08/27/2020 Journey & The Pretenders Smoothie King Center Buy Tickets

Upcoming Nightclub Events

Thu, Aug 13 at Republic NOLA Still Woozy [Postponed]