September 1 2018 | New Orleans

In September, the boys in the black and gold are playing in the Dome on the 23rd and the 30th. Between games, there’s plenty of special activities planned to keep you cheering. Check out these September events in New Orleans and make your hotel reservations at

Restaurant Week New Orleans, Sept. 10-16

At breakfast, we talk about what we’re having for lunch; at lunch we talk about what we’re having for dinner. It’s a luscious cycle but it’s what life in New Orleans is all about. Join us at Restaurant Week New Orleans when many of the top restaurants in the city offer special prix-fixe menus. That place you’ve been wanted to go to? Go now. Learn more.

Local’s Day at Destrehan Plantation, Sept. 15

Remember how Scarlett O’Hara showed off her Southern simper at the Wilke’s barbecue in the beginning of Gone with the Wind? Local’s Day at Destrehan is the closest thing you’ll ever get to it! On September 15, show your Louisiana driver’s license and get in to Local’s Day for free! Listen to the Kevin Gullage Band, enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, Plum Street Snowballs and other snacks, explore Creole Cottages, watch historical demonstrations, and tour the plantation for just $5.00. Learn more.  

Burlesque Festival, Sept. 20-23

Dip and sashay your way to the 10th annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. featuring live performances by the best in burlesque. This four-day fest at the Civic Theatre and the House of Blues will feature burlesque queens from far and wide. Learn more.

NOLA on Tap, Sept. 22

Hoist a glass to the largest beer fest in the region at New Orleans City Park this Septemer. For one day only, you can take your pick of more than 400 local, national and home-brewed beers, listen to great music, eat New Orleans food and watch and participate in competitions. The event, a fundraiser for the Louisiana SPCA, is dog-friendly. Learn more.

National Fried Chicken Fest, Sept. 22-23Why did the chicken cross Decatur Street? To get to the National Fried Chicken Fest in  Woldenberg Park. If you haven’t noticed, fried chicken is cool again and nobody does it better than New Orleans. (Personally, we're looking forward to the Buffalo Chicken Tacos from Oceana Grill.) Enjoy live entertainment on two stages, cooking demonstrations on a third page, a Best Fried Chicken contest, and more. Get details.

Secondine photo by Zuzana Trupi