September in New Orleans At A Glance

September 8

Gleason Gras - Gleason Gras is back at Champions Square to kick-off the Saints season & raise money for Steve Gleason! Starting at 4:30 PM, the Square will be filled with live music, auctions, food trucks, and MORE!

September 9

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!

September 11-17

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.

September 13

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.

September 15

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

September 22  

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!

September 23

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.

September 23-24

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.

September 24

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 portratit, and Faulkner's favorite libation, the Mint Julep.

September 28

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.

September 28-October 1

New Orleans Swing Dance Festival - The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival is a live music centered, international dance festival set in the birthplace of jazz. In partnership with local musicians and dancers, New Orleans jazz historians, and the international swing dance community, we strive to foster an inclusive, creative, and socially conscious community through high-quality dance education and live jazz entertainment.

September 29 - October 1

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.

September 30

 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 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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