Experience the Essence of July:
Unforgettable Events in New Orleans including Essence Festival

July in New Orleans is a whirlwind of excitement and cultural richness, and Hotel Monteleone is your ticket to the heart of the action. Join us as we explore the lineup of electrifying events that promise to make this July truly unforgettable. From the iconic Essence Festival to the sophisticated Tales of the Cocktail and the adrenaline-fueled Running of the Bulls, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Big Easy this summer. 

Photo by @nola_val 

ESSENCE Festival

July 4-7, 2024 

Photo by @usher 

Get ready to immerse yourself in the ultimate celebration of music, culture, and empowerment at ESSENCE Fest 2024! From July 4th to July 7th, experience the thrill of ESSENCE festival with headliners like Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, and Birdman & Friends for a weekend of unforgettable performances. Held at the Caesars Superdome and throughout downtown New Orleans, this multi-day extravaganza combines high-octane music performances with inspirational speakers and thought-provoking conversations. Don’t miss your chance to experience the essence of NOLA at ESSENCE Fest 2024! 

Go 4th on the River

Water Show at 6p.m. and Fireworks at 9 p.m. on July 4, 2024 

Join us this Fourth of July along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in New Orleans for a spectacular celebration of America’s independence. Starting at 6 p.m., the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat will kick off the festivities with a dazzling water show featuring plumes of red, white, and blue. Then, at 9 p.m., the sky above Gov. Nichols St. Wharf and Canal St. Dock will come alive with a breathtaking fireworks display. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness an evening of patriotic magic in New Orleans. 

Running of the Bulls

July 12-14, 2024  

Photo by @nolabulls 

Experience the thrill of the Running of the Bulls in New Orleans! From July 12th to July 14th, join thousands of runners from near and far as they gather in the Downtown area for a unique and exhilarating event. While runners don the traditional colors of Spain’s bull run, they’ll be chased by Big Easy Roller Derby participants wielding plastic bats on roller skates. After the race, keep the festivities going at one of the many bars in the Warehouse District. Whether you’re cheering from the sidelines or joining the action firsthand, the Running of the Bulls promises an unforgettable experience that captures the daring spirit of NOLA. 

Tales of the Cocktail

July 21-26, 2024 

Photo by @tales_of_the_cocktail 

Raise a glass and celebrate the art of mixology at Tales of the Cocktail 2024! From July 21st to July 26th. Hosted by the nonprofit organization Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, this global cocktail conference brings together the brightest minds in the industry for a series of tastings, workshops, seminars, and competitions. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a cocktail enthusiast, Tales of the Cocktail offers something for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to sip, savor, and be inspired!

Plan your stay with Hotel Monteleone

Photo by @theandreaandrade 

Your summer adventure awaits at Hotel Monteleone, the perfect base for experiencing all that New Orleans has to offer. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, our historic hotel invites you to indulge in luxurious accommodations just steps away from the city’s most iconic festivals and attractions. Whether you’re here to dance, toast, or thrill, make your stay unforgettable with us. Book now for our special summer rates and receive 15% off best available rates! 

Have any questions, need further information, or help booking?



Book your summer stay at Hotel Monteleone and enjoy 15% off standard rates.

make a reservation

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Scroll to Top