August 31, 2023 | New Orleans

In September, the boys in the black and gold are playing against the Tennessee Titans in the Dome on the 10th. Then on September 18, they take on the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football and, at noon on September 24, it's on to Green Bay in Wisconsin. Bars and restaurants all over the city will be packed with fans. Why not come join them? Between games, there’s plenty of special activities planned to keep you cheering. Check out these September events in New Orleans and find your hotel at

Krewe du Fool's Mermaid Parade, Sept. 2

Wanna be where the people are? Head to the first ever Mermaid Parade, brought to you by the Krewe du Fools. Join the fun from North Peters to the Aquarium. The cost to participate in the Mermaid Parade is just $15. Sign up now

Westbank Heritage Festival, Sept. 23 & 24

The Annual Westbank Heritage Festival at the Alario Center promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Come experience local arts, food and crafts vendors, and a musical lineup featuring zydeco, jazz, blues, R&B, country, rap and gospel artists. Admission is free. Learn more.

Beignet Fest, Sept. 23

The reason we wear white in New Orleans after Labor Day is Beignet Fest in New Orleans City Park. Enjoy live music by your favorite NOLA bands and all kinds of beignets both sugary and savory. And the best part is it's all for a good cause: Beignet Fest benefits kids on the spectrum. Learn more.

National Fried Chicken Fest, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Why did the chicken cross Decatur Street? To get to the National Fried Chicken Fest at the Lakefront. 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 Fried Chicken Tenders Eating Contest.) Enjoy live entertainment on two stages, cooking demonstrations on a third stage, a Best Fried Chicken contest and more. Get details.

Secondine photo by Zuzana Trupi

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