September is a great month to visit the Big Easy!
September is almost here, and it’s finally the month where humidity and temperatures start to lower. If you’re planning on visiting NOLA or just looking for great plans to get involved in, we’ve got you.
Parade through the streets at the Southern Decadence, enjoy the cooler weather with outdoor activities, and eat all the tacos you can at Hispanic Heritage Month.
We’ve made a list of 7 things you can do in New Orleans this September:
1. Get decadent at the Southern Decadence Festival
Also known as Gay Mardi Gras begins this August 29 and runs through September 2. The festival includes costume contests, parading through the French Quarter, and block parties. Most of the events are free.
2. Have a drink at the Tales of the Cocktail event
Tales of the Cocktail returns for its 19th edition in a digital and in-person format this year. The event includes 60 digital seminars, Bar activations, and Spirited Awards.
The event started as a festival to support the bar industry in New Orleans and has since become one of the world’s premier cocktail festivals. Don’t forget to register on their website.
When: September 20-23
3. Go watch the Saints
The NFL preseason has started, and the New Orleans Saints are playing against the Green Bay Packers on September 12 at the Ceasars Superdome. Tickets are already on sale.
4. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month eating tacos
¡Qué delicia! There’s nothing better than Hispanic food. Celebrate this month by eating at any of these taco restaurants in NOLA.
Plus, the Top Taco Festival that features taco and tequila tastings will be held on September 23. You can find all of the info here.
5. Go fishing
If you want to spend a quiet day away from the city, there’s no better thing than fishing. There are many places in and around New Orleans where you’ll be able to sit back and take in the natural surroundings. Here’s our list of places to go.
6. Have a delicious beignet at the Beignet Festival
Eat every type of beignet (sweet and salty) while listening to live music at the Beignet Fest. The profits are donated to a good cause!
When: September 24
7. Go to the Music Box Village after its reopening
Play giant musical instruments in an immersive experience at the Music Box Village. After a year of closing, the fascinating venue is reopening at the end of September.
Featured image by Tim Turner from Shutterstock.