Get your calendar out, call your closest friends and get ready for four weeks filled with outdoor activities, races, workshops, cultural events and a lot, a lot of jazz.
We’ve got you covered! These are 24 things to do this August in New Orleans:
1.Listen to live jazz at Satchmo Summerfest
The Satchmo SummerFest is back on the first weekend of August and will feature two stages of music, a delicious culinary lineup featuring Louisiana restaurants, and an incredible indoor lecture series posted to educate guests on Armstrong’s enduring impact.
The event is scheduled annually to coincide with Louis Armstrong’s birthday on August 4th, with the festival’s first edition taking place on what would’ve been his 100th birthday.
2. Drink and run at the Red Dress Run
Here’s everything you need to know. Pack your red dress and your running shoes and join the Red Dress Run this August 13.
The traditional New Orleans race starts at Crescent Park in the Marigny neighborhood and continues to the French Quarter. Drink beer, enjoy live music, and spend the whole day surrounded by a great atmosphere.
3-9. Don’t miss these summer happy hours and brunches
Is summer getting too hot in New Orleans? It’s time to cool down and chill out at these seven places in New Orleans, where they’re hosting different happy hours and boozy brunches. Cheers!
- Toups’ Meatery
- Mister Mao
- Commons Club
- Birdy’s Behind the Bower
- Jack Rose
- The Bower Bar
10. Check out this summer lobster roll pop-up
If you’re looking for some great lobster rolls in the Big Easy, Joel Griffin has just made your search easier: head out to his new lobster roll pop-up and get a taste of New England.
11. Absorb some culture at the New Orleans Museum Month
Museum Month is a collaboration between museums of all sizes across the city. It offers members the opportunity to visit all participating institutions free of charge. Check out every participating museum here.
12-16. Enjoy a drink and the warm summer breeze from any of these NOLA rooftop bars
Nightlife in NOLA is finally picking up, and it’s time to go out and get together with friends while sipping on delicious cocktails. If you need some inspiration for your next night out, we’ve got you covered. Chin chin! Here’s the list of rooftops you need to visit.
- Monkey Board
- Hot Tin
- The Rooftop at Selina Catahoula
17-19. Have a splashy summer at these waterfalls near NOLA
If you’re looking for a refreshing summertime plan that you can even turn into a day trip, pack your swimming suit and head out to any of these waterfalls. We’ve found the perfect destinations for a fun adventure with friends, family, children, and pets.
- Clark Creek Natural Area
- Kisatchie Fall
- Tunica Hills Trails
20-24. Explore these parks in NOLA
There are some incredible parks in New Orleans, but we’ll break down some of the best on offer. Grab a picnic, or a snoball, and head to one of NOLA’s many awesome parks to cool off in the summer heat.
- Armstrong Park
- City Park
- Woldenburg Park
- Audubon Park
- Crescent Park
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