Summer Fun in New Orleans

With long, warm days in NOLA on the horizon, we wanted to provide a snapshot of the many great events offering summer fun in New Orleans during the next few months. Spend your days basking in the sun near our rooftop pool, with poolside drink and food service available at Acqua Bella. Then head down to relax and rejuvenate at Spa Aria, a cozy retreat tucked within the exquisite Hotel Monteleone. If you really must head outside of the Hotel Monteleone doors, then we recommend the following events coming to the Big Easy this summer.

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Summer in New Orleans features a variety of exciting activities. Celebrate favorite Southern foods like fresh Gulf oysters or Creole tomatoes at festivals hosted in their honor. Participate in a running of the bulls, New Orleans style, as the Big Easy Roller Girls skate through the streets of the French Quarter dressed as bulls to re-create the famous Spanish festival. August offers an art-lovers delight as galleries and museums open up late for White Linen Night and Dirty Linen Night. These are just a few of the fun things to do this summer in New Orleans.


May 2014

May 31 – New Orleans Oyster Festival


June 2014

June 1- New Orleans Oyster Festival

June 8-9 – French Market Creole Tomato Festival

June 14-15 – Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival

June 19-22 – FestiGals (taking place at the Hotel Monteleone)


July 2014

July 4 – Independence Day French Quarter Fireworks

July 3-6 – Essence Music Festival

July 11-14 – Bastille Day Fete

July 12 – San Fermin en Nueva Orleans

July 17-21 – Tales of the Cocktail (taking place at Hotel Monteleone)

July 31 – Satchmo SummerFest

August 2014

August 1 – 3 – Satchmo SummerFest

1-31 – COOLinary New Orleans (taking place at Criollo Restaurant)

August 2 – Whitney White Linen Night

August 9 – Red Dress Run

August 9 – Dirty Linen Night

August 27 – September 1 – Southern Decadence


With so many incredible festivals and events taking place throughout the summer, a trip to New Orleans is a must. Throw in Hotel Monteleone’s special summer rate of 20% off our lowest rate, and you’ve got yourself a dream vacation to the Big Easy. What exactly are you waiting for? Book your trip to the Hotel Monteleone this summer now!