New Orleans July 2021 Events

New Orleans July 2021 Events

Celebrate The 4th of July in New Orleans!

Average temperature low and high: 76°-92°
Despite the summer heat, July is one of the busiest and most enjoyable months in New Orleans. ESSENCE Festival is one of the city's largest festivals. It brings in popular music names, celebrities, and thousands of visitors. Tales of the Cocktails is another popular attraction that celebrates and educates attendees on craft cocktails and bartending. If you're down for the Fourth of July, enjoy fireworks on the river, visit a popular BBQ spot, or have a visit to the WWII museum!

July Event Calendar

Essence Music Festival

Essence Music Festival

Essence Festival brings thousands into New Orleans for one of the city’s largest events. From activities and celebrity appearances in the convention center to live performances by popular music names, this is a 4-day event that you won’t want to miss!?

Bastille Day F?te in New Orleans

Bastille Day F?te in New Orleans

Bastille Day is commemorated in New Orleans on the closest Saturday preceding the 14th of July. The Big Easy is proud of its French heritage, so this Bastille Day Fête is a huge celebration that you won’t want to miss! A block party is held in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon Street in the city’s historic Faubourg St. John neighborhood. The festivity will feature live music, food and drinks, costumes, art, games, and more!

Running of the Bulls

Running of the Bulls

Throw on your all-white outfit (with a hint of red) and join thousands for  New Orleans’ version of Spain’s Encierro de Pamplona, but there’s one key difference. Instead of bulls chasing participants through Spain, roller derby girls dress as bulls, spank you with plastic or padded bats, and chase you through the French Quarter. This event is for early birds; registration includes a pre-party near the Sugar Mill that starts at 6:30 am. There will be live music, beer, sangria, and food trucks to get things going; the run begins at 8 am.

Tales of the Cocktail Event

Tales of the Cocktail Event

Enjoy cocktails, cuisine, and New Orleans culture at the Tales of the Cocktail event! You’ll get to hear about the cocktail history in New Orleans, sample some of the best drinks and food, and enjoy tasting rooms and bar specials. This event is is for ages 21+ only.

Final MechaCon Anime Convention

Final MechaCon Anime Convention

Are you an anime fan? Then put on your best cosplay costume and head down to the Hyatt Regency for MechaCon! For 16 years, Mechacon has been the biggest and longest-running grassroots fan convention in Louisiana, but this year will be the convention’s last. Organizers have dubbed the final event, “MechaCon Omega.”

New Orleans Concerts in July

Upcoming Nightclub Events

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Things to Do in New Orleans in July

Experience an Airboat Swamp Tour

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.
Events may be canceled due to the coronavirus. Please confirm with all ticket vendors that events are still active.