August in New Orleans is Not Too Hot for Music, Art and Fun!
We don’t let the heat keep us from enjoying the city and the summer; here’s what’s coming up to keep you cool during the doldrums of August.
Satchmo Fest – August 3rd, 4th, 5th
Satchmo Fest is the premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, music and legacy of New Orleans’ native son, Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong. You can get to this free festival by historic streetcar from our Garden District Bed and Breakfast to the French Quarter and the Old U.S. Mint. Activities include music on multiple stages, dance lessons, kids’ activities, a traditional second line parade, and fabulous food options from local restaurants.
White Linen Night – August 4th
This free New Orleans block party amid the art galleries is also a straight streetcar ride from the inn to the Warehouse Arts District. You are encouraged to wear white to celebrate the historical custom of wearing white linen clothing to reflect the sunlight and beat the heat. As you stroll through the art galleries, sample world-famous cuisine from local restaurants and groove to live music in the street.
Southern Decadence – August 29th – September 3rd
Held every year over Labor Day weekend in the French Quarter, Southern Decadence has been called the largest GLBT community-based event in the South. Non-stop music, elaborate costumes, a parade, and charity fund-raising events are just a few of the highlights of this six-day party.
Join us for some end of the summer fun! Our Buy Two Get One Free B&B Special continues through September. Dip your toe into the French Quarter during the day and come back to our historic Garden District inn every night to relax and recover.