New Orleans September 2022

New Orleans September 2022 Events

New Orleans September 2022 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

Southern Decadence Festival

Southern Decadence Festival

No city throws a party quite like New Orleans does. Southern Decadence Festival is a 5-day annual event and is one of the largest celebrations of the gay community in New Orleans. The festival has a theme every year, which is announced in May. There are free street parties but also weekend passes that will be on sale. This year may look different, but organizers will post specific updates soon.  

New Orleans Tattoo Arts Festival

New Orleans Tattoo Arts Festival

Head down to the Convention Center for the 4th annual New Orleans Tattoo Festival. This is 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.

Martini Madness

Martini Madness

Martini Madness is an event to raise funds for City Park, a 1300-acre outdoor oasis that’s been apart of New Orleans since 1850. Choose from 25 specialty martinis and bites from over 35 restaurants. The fundraiser will also feature a raffle, a photo booth, and a DJ.

Alligator Festival

Alligator Festival

The annual Alligator Festival is a highly-anticipated event that happens each year during the last weekend of September. The festival will feature live alligators, 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. Find additional information on this year's festival online

The New Orleans Burlesque Festival

The New Orleans Burlesque Festival

Saucy and sassy, the New Orleans Burlesque Festival is three days of glamourous, risque fun.  Watch performances from amazing talents, like the Bad Girls of Burlesque and Mondo Burlesque.  The event finishes with the Queen's Ball, where the newly-crowned Queen of Burlesque will lead a star-studded performance.

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Beignet Festival

Beignet Festival

You can’t visit New Orleans without trying one of their famous beignets and the perfect place to try it is at the Beignet Festival. You can try anywhere between classic, sweet, 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.

New Orleans Events in September

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

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!