New Orleans July 2024

New Orleans July 2024 Events

New Orleans July 2024 Events

New Orleans Celebrates July with Cocktails, Fireworks, and No Bull.

Average temperature low and high: 76°-92°
The humidity of New Orleans might rival a steam bath in July as it sizzles to an average of 92 degrees high, so pack as if you're vacationing in a clothes dryer, but don't forget that adventurous spirit. You will need it for the New Orleans version of Pamplona's famous event – the Running of the Bulls – where the 'bulls' are roller derby girls armed with plastic bats and a mischievous grin. Cocktail connoisseurs prepare to indulge in a worldwide libation celebration. Head to the Big Easy this July, where the only thing hotter than the weather is the city's infectious spirit.

July Event Calendar

Go 4th On The River

Go 4th On The River

This year will mark New Orleans' Go Fourth on the River celebration's 32nd 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.  

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

If you're looking for a week full of indulgent delicacies and exquisite wine, The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is the hotspot for foodies this July 7th-11th. This event offers seminars on wine tasting carried out by world-class experts, cooking demos featuring renowned chefs whipping up their signature dishes, and Grand Tasting events with wineries from all over the world. Not only do visitors enjoy food served in the festival's various venues, but they also get an opportunity to learn about pairing wines with different cheeses, sauces and various culinary delights.

Bastille Day Fete in New Orleans

Bastille Day Fete in New Orleans

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. There will be live music, beer, sangria, and food trucks to get things going; the run begins at 6.30 am.

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.

International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the oldest fishing tournament in America, is scheduled for July 27th through the 29th. This illustrious event attracts experienced fishermen as well as novices from various corners of the world. There will be cash rewards up for grabs, given to those with the best catch of tarpons that can weigh up to several hundred pounds. Secure your tickets soon.

New Orleans Events in July

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

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. Read our guide to the best swamp tours in New Orleans.

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.