Festivals to Attend in September in New Orleans

Photo  by  James Cage  via flickr.

Photo by James Cage via flickr.

Gleason Gras

Gleason Gras occurs every year at Champions Square to kick-off the Saints season & raise money for the Steve Gleason Foundation and raise awareness about ALS! Starting at 4:30 PM, the Square will be filled with live music, auctions, food trucks, guest appearances by numerous Saints players, all to raise money and awareness for a good cause.

Ogden Family Fun Day 

This annual celebration and FREE admission day features art activities, games and performances inspired by a Southern county fair. For all ages!

Dine & Dance with the Victory Swing Orchestra

The National WWII Museum's own Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the great big bands of the WWII era. This amazing ensemble of talented New Orleans musicians will have you in the mood to dance the night away!

Restaurant Week is your chance to try fabulous new restaurants like  Shaya .

Restaurant Week is your chance to try fabulous new restaurants like Shaya.

New Orleans Restaurant Week

During the weeklong celebration of New Orleans cuisine, participating restaurants throughout New Orleans will offer special prix fixe (fixed price) menus, giving diners the opportunity to try items for a major discount. The restaurants that take place in this promotion will offer two-course lunches for under $20 and three-course dinners for under $39.

Wednesday on the Point

Kick off Fall across the river in Algiers Point at Wednesdays at the Square, a free music concert series. Sponsored by the Algiers Economic Development Foundation, the event spotlights New Orleans cuisine and local vendors.

Martini Madness

Join Friends of City Park at the Arbor Room and Popp Fountain to taste over 25 specialty martinis from Republic National Distributing Company and enjoy delectable cuisine from over 20 of New Orleans’ best restaurants!

LOVE in the Garden.  Photo  by  jpellgen (@1179_jp)  via flickr.

LOVE in the Garden. Photo by jpellgen (@1179_jp) via flickr.

LOVE in the Garden

NOMA’s annual fall soiree in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017. Enjoy a night of dining and dancing under the stars and oaks in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden!

Nola on Tap

NOLA on Tap is the largest beer fest in the region and is held at the City Park Festival Grounds. 25,000+ beer lovers will help kick-off Oktoberfest in New Orleans.

Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Bharata Natyam for New Audiences

In partnership with Dakshina Palli, Inc., Dance Quarter presents a solo performance by Jaan R. Freeman of South Indian Classical Dance. Bharata Natyam for New Audiences will be an evening of dance, rhythm, poetry, and mythology of the 18th century South India.

National Fried Chicken Festival

Held in Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River, Fried Chicken Fest will be jam-packed with food, music, family, and friends throughout the day. The 2017 festival will feature 35 national vendors, along with celebrity chefs and the Moet Chicken and Champaign VIP Lounge.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Faulkner

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society celebrates their namesake's, William Faulkner, birthday every year with light buffet supper, live music, an auction of our annual Faulkner portrait, and Faulkner's favorite libation, the Mint Julep.

Orpheum Theatre.  Photo  by  Omar Bárcena  via flickr.

Orpheum Theatre. Photo by Omar Bárcena via flickr.

Outside the Bachs: Wilkins Returns

Thomas Wilkins returns to the stage with the LPO in the first Outside the Bachs concert of the season. Outside the Bachs is a reimagined concert series for the Orpheum Theater that allows patrons to experience concerts in unique ways with creative and dynamic performance and seating configurations.

Treme Fall Festival

Tremé Fest is a donation-based event developed by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association to benefit the many cultural destinations found with the historical community of Tremé. The festival supports the architecture, culture, and history of Tremé. Along the streets, vendors and performers align, offering a great experience to honor the unique history and heritage of this neighborhood.

Carnival Latino

18 years ago, Carnaval Latino started as a way to celebrate Hispanic culture in New Orleans through music, food and art. Today, it has grown to include a parade, feature musicians from all over the world and draw in visitors from outside New Orleans. As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, the festival celebrates all aspects of Hispanic culture – from the food to the music and everything in between.

Arts Market at Palmer Park.  Photo  by  Infrogmation of New Orleans  via flickr.

Arts Market at Palmer Park. Photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans via flickr.

The Monthly Arts Market New Orleans

The Arts Market New Orleans is the Arts Council’s free, open-air marketplace of artwork made by New Orleans and Gulf Coast artists. Each monthly market in Palmer Park features between 80 – 130 local artists to add to your collection.

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