6 Things To Do This August In New Orleans

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6 Things To Do This August In New Orleans

Non-stop fun in NOLA!

Welcome, August! It’s almost the eighth month of the year and New Orleans has many scheduled events that will make the last month of summer unforgettable for locals and tourists. Get out your calendar, 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 five things to do this August in New Orleans:

1. Satchmo Summerfest

Celebrate the birthday of Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong at this music festival. Held on the grounds of the old U.S Mint, there will be two separate stages to listen to different jazz bands. Enjoy the live music while you enjoy NOLA traditional food from local vendors.

When: 📆July 31 – August 1

Where: 📍U.S Mint 


2. White Linen Night 

Join this New Orleans block party from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm on August 3. The event is free and you just have to pay for the drinks and food you might find on the way. Many New Orleanians walk through the streets while gallery and museum hopping!

Where:📍 Julia Street

When: 📆August 3


3. Hex Fest 

Do you want to learn more about NOLA voodoo? Witches are coming to town. Organized like a conference, the Hex Fest will feature a number of magic workshops you don’t want to miss.

Where: 📍 Bourbon Orleans Hotel (Also known as the most haunted hotel in NOLA)


When: 📆August 9-11 


4. Red Dress Run 

Pack your red dress and your running shoes and join the Red Dress Run this August 14. The traditional New Orleans race starts at Crescent Park in the Marigny and continues to the French Quarter. Drink beer, enjoy live music and spend the whole day surrounded by a great atmosphere.  Don’t forget to register on the website as an official participant for many other surprises. 

UPDATE: The Red Dress Run Has Been Canceled 

Where: 📍Crescent Park 

When:📆 August 14


5. 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. 


6. Get to know New Orleans like never before with this immersive game 

Questo has made an app for you to get involved in open-air exploration games. Do you really know New Orleans? This exploratory game will take you on an adventure across the city while telling you the most interesting historical facts about specific places.

Featured image by Shutterstock. 

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