New Orleans July 2020 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

1-2 Jul, 2020
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 Fête in New Orleans

Date to be confirmed
Faubourg St. John Neighborhood MAP
Bastille Day Fête 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

Date to be confirmed
The Sugar Mill MAP
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

21-26 Jul, 2020
City-wide MAP
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

Date to be confirmed
Hyatt Regency MAP
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.”

Things to Do in New Orleans in July

New Orleans Concerts in July

  • 07/01/2020 The Masked Singer Live Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/02/2020 New Orleans Voices Of Congo Square Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/03/2020 Essence Fest - Friday (Time: TBD) Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buy Tickets
  • 07/03/2020 Essence Music Festival - Friday Pass (Time: TBD) Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buy Tickets
  • 07/04/2020 Essence Fest - Saturday (Time: TBD) Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buy Tickets
  • 07/04/2020 Essence Music Festival - Saturday Pass (Time: TBD) Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buy Tickets
  • 07/05/2020 Essence Fest - Sunday (Time: TBD) Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buy Tickets
  • 07/05/2020 Essence Music Festival - Sunday Pass (Time: TBD) Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buy Tickets
  • 07/05/2020 Kraftwerk 615 Toulouse St. New Orleans, LA 70130 Buy Tickets
  • 07/06/2020 Essence Fest - Monday (Time: TBD) Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buy Tickets
  • 07/10/2020 STAND ATLANTIC w/ Special Guests Trash Boat, Super Whatevr The Parish At House Of Blues Buy Tickets
  • 07/10/2020 Jelly Roll The Joy Theater Buy Tickets
  • 07/10/2020 Eprom The Republic - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/14/2020 Sibling Rivalry Tour: Bob The Drag Queen & Monet X Change The Joy Theater Buy Tickets
  • 07/16/2020 Maks & Val Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/17/2020 Jermaine Johnson The Republic Buy Tickets
  • 07/17/2020 KROQ Locals Only Presents: The Brevet The Parish At House Of Blues Buy Tickets
  • 07/17/2020 Escape To Margaritaville Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/18/2020 Escape To Margaritaville Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/18/2020 Escape To Margaritaville Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/19/2020 Escape To Margaritaville Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/19/2020 Escape To Margaritaville Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/19/2020 Lauren Daigle & Johnnyswim Smoothie King Center Buy Tickets
  • 07/23/2020 The Weeknd, Sabrina Claudio & Don Toliver Smoothie King Center Buy Tickets
  • 07/24/2020 George Lopez Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/24/2020 Sullivan King The Republic - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/25/2020 TV Girl & Jordana One Eyed Jacks Buy Tickets
  • 07/27/2020 Lindsey Stirling Saenger Theatre - New Orleans Buy Tickets
  • 07/31/2020 Small Town Murder Podcast The Joy Theater Buy Tickets
  • 07/31/2020 Saved By The 90's The Parish At House Of Blues Buy Tickets

Upcoming Nightclub Events

Fri, Jul 10 at Republic NOLA EPROM
Fri, Jul 24 at Republic NOLA Sullivan King
Sat, Jul 25 at One Eyed Jacks TV GIRL with Jordana