Enjoy Exclusive Deals and Offers this August in New Orleans
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.