New Orleans & Company: What’s New In New Orleans Hospitality

NEW ORLEANS (press release) –

  • The 6th annual New Orleans Museum Month returns for the entire month of August encouraging locals to join a museum this summer.
    • With one museum membership, visitors gain complimentary access to all 18 participating museums for free all month long.
    • See all participating museums here.

  • Stay & Play, formerly known as ‘Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown’, will take place throughout the months of August and September encouraging locals to take advantage of all the city has to offer during the slower months.
    • More than 60 deals will be offered this year, including discounted rates at hotels, attractions, tours, dining options and more.
    • To see the full list of this year’s deals, click here.

  • The 19th annual Satchmo SummerFest is set to take place, Aug. 2-4, at the Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint.
    • The festival is considered the only traditional jazz festival in New Orleans and celebrates the music and legacy of Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong.

  • The 43rd annual Hancock Whitney White Linen Night, presented by the Contemporary Arts Center, will take place throughout the Arts/Warehouse District, Aug. 3.
    • This free event invites patrons of the arts to dress in white linen and browse more than 20 local galleries and museums on Julia Street.
    • There will be live music, art installations, special giveaways, food and cocktails and much more.

  • The 25th annual Red Dress Run will paint the French Quarter red on Aug. 10.
    • Both men and women will don red dresses and race throughout the French Quarter to support more than 100 local charities.

  • The 18th annual Dirty Linen Night invites art enthusiasts, Aug. 10, to put on their dirty linens from the previous weekend and stroll throughout the art galleries along Royal Street to admire the art and sample food and cocktails from several local restaurants.

  • San Fermin in Nueva Orleans will host the 13th annual New Orleans “Running of the Bulls” downtown, Aug. 23-25. The event was originally supposed to take place in July but was postponed due to impending weather conditions.
    • The Big Easy Rollergirls and various other roller derby leagues act as bulls on Saturday’s “bull run,” chasing participants throughout the city’s Central Business District.

  • The 48th annual Southern Decadence events will take over the French Quarter, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, for a weekend of LGBT parties, concerts, parades and revelry.
    • New Orleans is a major destination for LGBT travelers, affirming the history of diversity, tolerance and inclusiveness in welcoming all.

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