New Orleans September 2024

New Orleans September 2024 Events

New Orleans September 2024 Events

Eat and Drink Your Way Through New Orleans This September!

Average temperature low and high: 72°-88°
September in New Orleans is when the humidity and temperatures finally start to lower, making it a great time to visit. Eat your way through the city during Restaurant Week, where over 50 top restaurants have menus that offer 25% off of regular prices. You can also opt to drink your way through the city. Check out Martini Madness, a fundraiser for City Park, or NOLA on TAP, a beer festival and fundraiser for the Louisiana SPCA that features over 400 beers.

September Event Calendar

New Orleans Tattoo Arts Festival

New Orleans Tattoo Arts Festival

Head down to the Convention Center for the 5th annual New Orleans Tattoo Festival. This event is a tattoo lover's dream. It will feature celebrity special guests, live demonstrations, seminars, after-parties, and more. Tickets are $20 a day or $40 for a 3-day pass. Admission is free for kids under 12. Ticket purchasing availability and additional info are available online.

NOLA Caribbean Experience

NOLA Caribbean Experience

NOLA Caribbean Experience is a unique way to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month. The festival will include live music, authentic food from vendors, and lots of dancing. In addition to the fest, days are jam-packed with activities such as a Kiddie Carnival Costume Workshop, the Tropical Pool Party, SOCAChella, Rum Punch Brunch, and much more. Tickets are on sale now - ranging from $5 to $15.

Dave Chappelle

Ever since breaking out on Comedy Central with his own hit sketch series, Dave Chappelle has become one of the most in-demand, arena-level comedians in the United States. The same thought-provoking humor that drew millions to "Chappelle Show" has only grown more provocative in Netflix specials like "Sticks & Stones" and "The Closer." The comic isn't afraid to take on identity politics, cancel culture and other hot button issues, putting a sly and thoughtful spin on current events with a point-of-view that's undeniable his own. See him in person for a complete experience while laughing along with thousands of other fans.

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NOLA Coffee Festival

NOLA Coffee Festival

New Orleans is known for coffee nearly as much as beignets. Celebrate the former with the two-day NOLA Coffee Festival, which welcomes fans and industry professionals to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Learn about equipment, roasting, sourcing and other tricks of the trade while sipping on the best brewed beans. There's even a tattoo parlor on site. The best in the business square off in the Barista Threauxdown Competitions. Tickets are $15-$30. Get ready for a caffeine buzz!

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Alligator Festival

Alligator Festival

The annual Alligator Festival is a highly-anticipated event each year during the last weekend of September. The festival will feature live alligators that you can hold, music performances from 10 bands, carnival rides, food and craft vendors, and more. Have fun for a good cause, as proceeds go to fundraise for college scholarships awarded to local youth. Admission is only $5, and free entry for ages 10 and under. This 3-day event starts Friday from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM and goes from 11:00 AM on the weekend to 11:00 PM on Saturday at 9:00 PM on Sunday. Start the festivities early by coming for the free Local's Night on Thursday between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

Beignet Festival

Beignet Festival

You can’t visit New Orleans without trying one of its famous beignets, and the perfect place to try it is at the Beignet Festival. You can try anywhere from classic, sweet, and savory to unique beignets at this event. There will be local musicians and local participating restaurants involved. The event will end at 6 p.m.

NOLA x NOLA

NOLA x NOLA

NOLA x NOLA is two straight weekends of local music at venues all over New Orleans. From ragtime to Dixieland and other forms of jazz, all the bases are covered. Visit clubs, theaters and performance halls to see the best performers in the city play the music that helped shape the history of the Big Easy. Soak in the music and legacy at venues like Fritzel's Jazz Club, Café Negril, the Spotted Cat Music Club, and more. The full schedule is here

National Fried Chicken Fest

National Fried Chicken Fest

Presented by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, The National Fried Chicken Fest is an event worth celebrating. Over 40 restaurants & chefs from throughout the country join together to cook up innovative fried chicken meals. In addition, there will be three stages for live entertainment, a car show, games, photo installation, and plenty more activities to experience all while enjoying waterfront views of Lake Pontchartrain. There will even be a children's area for the little ones. Be sure to check back soon for updates on this year's lineup and additional details. Tickets are on sale today, ranging from $15 to $25 - children under 12 are free with purchase of an adult ticket.

New Orleans Events in September

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Nightclubs

Things to do in New Orleans

Things to Do in New Orleans in September

Take a tour through St. Louis Cemetery No.1

Take a tour through St. Louis Cemetery No.1
Visit New Orleans' oldest cemetery, located in the Garden District. Due to the city being below sea level, the cemeteries hold a unique culture placing bodies in above-ground tombs. The cemetery contains a maze of over 500 vaults of raised tombs. A spooky, thrilling stop for visitors, the graveyard is also filled with history. The infamous voodoo queen Mari Laveau is said to be buried in a triple-X marked tomb, as well as, many other old city VIPs. An interesting spot to visit for those who are curious and brave! Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Stop by the Courtyard Brewery

Stop by the Courtyard Brewery
Stop by this popular spot where visitors and locals can hang out, mingle, and sip on microbrews. A reprieve from the heat, Courtyard has an outdoor patio, tasting room and also offers a variety of food trucks to sample from. This nano-brewery gives visitors the chance to taste experimental brews made in-house, as well as, a range of craft beers from around the world. Perfect for friends or colleagues!