New Orleans July 2022

New Orleans July 2022 Events

New Orleans July 2022 Events

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.

July Event Calendar

Essence Music Festival

Essence Music Festival

After two years of going virtual, Essence Music Festival returns live for its 27th anniversary to bring a weekend of live music, lectures, celebrity Q and As, vendors, and more. Enjoy various events throughout the city of New Orleans during the day and then head to the Convention Center each night to see performances from top hip-hop, soul, and r&b artists. Tickets, the full lineup, and a schedule of events will be available online. 

Go 4th On The River

Go 4th On The River

This year will mark New Orleans' Go Fourth on the River celebration's 31st 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.  

Bastille Day Fete in New Orleans

Bastille Day Fete 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!

Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktail

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 for ages 21+ only.

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.

Satchmo Summerfest

Satchmo Summerfest

Blues, jazz, and delicious food sum 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 2022 will be available soon. 

New Orleans Events in July

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 14 at Republic NOLA Kill The Noise
Sat, Jul 23 at Metropolitan ARMNHMR at The Metropolitan - Saturday July 23rd, 2022
Fri, Jul 29 at Republic NOLA August Burns Red
Sat, Jul 30 at Metropolitan Paul Oakenfold & DJ Trashy- Live at the Metropolitan - Sat, July 30, 2022
Things to do in New Orleans

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.

Get a Laugh at Comedy Gumbeaux

Get a Laugh at Comedy Gumbeaux
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.