July 4th – Celebrate America’s independence along the shores of the Mississippi. Join locals at Waldenburg Park and watch the annual fireworks display. Another cool option is to ride the ferry across to Historical Algiers Point where you can watch the works and beat the crowds. After the show, you can catch some live music at the Historic Old Point Bar.
July 3rd-6th – Essence Music Festival: This year, the annual Festival will be celebrated for the 20th time this July. The fest always touts big name acts. This year Prince, Nas, Janelle Monae, Mary J. Blidge, and Jill Scott will grace the stage. There are a lot of non-sanctioned parties that occur. Info can be found on their website.
July 11th-14th– Bastille Day Fete: You can celebrate this quintessentially New Orleans holiday several places throughout the city. The Bayou St. John celebrates on the 12th with a costume contest, food, music and children’s activities.
July 12th – San Fermin en Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls): Come get beat by a Roller Girl. In the early morning heat of every summer, one day is dedicated to The Big Easy Roller Girls donning bull attire and skating through the CBD dramatically chasing the locals dressed in Red and White Garb. Even if you don’t dress up, it’s something to see!
July 16th-20th – Tales of The Cocktail: The five day event is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Ever wanted to be educated on Applejack? At Tales you will learn that also how to make the perfect Ramos Gin Fizz. The best Mixologists and in the world travel to NOLA to celebrate everything Cocktail.
July 31st – Satchmo SummerFest: August’s Free Music Festival celebrates the life of one of our won trumpeters. Louis Armstrong is the inspiration for world renowned local musicians to take over the French Quarter and play for free. A list of the artists and events can be found here.
++And of course our famous pay what you like walking tours are going on as well.++