Most of the time, we're not into social media holidays, but we'll make an exception for September. Who could pass up National Bacon Day on September 5th? There's a little something down here called praline bacon, y'all. We're only human. There’s also National #TalkLikeAPirateDay on the 19th. We can’t think of a better day to have a Voodoo Daiquiri at Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop.
Not into social media holidays? Here are six other ways you can celebrate September in NOLA.
Southern Decadence is held annually in New Orleans over Labor Day. More than 160,000 LGBTQ travelers and their friends come down for parades, block parties, gay history walking tours, drag shows and general revelry.
Burger Fest will debut this year in Crescent Park on the riverfront. Drop by for a hot sausage burger, a crab, lobster or shrimp burgers, a vegan burger or a good old-fashioned hamburger. Sound like an event New Orleans will really flip over (sorry).
Don’t miss Restaurant Week New Orleans. Participating restaurants will be offering a fixed price menu which will give customers the opportunity to save 25% on a two-course lunch menu under $20 or a three-course dinner menu under $40.
New Orleans’ Fried Chicken Festival had its inaugural year in 2016. It was such a huge success that, not did they have to add another day, they had to move to a larger venue – Woldenberg Park. Come eat all the chicken and fixings you want, and enjoy live entertainment on two stages. Events include a Fried Chicken Tenders Eating Contest and a Best Fried Chicken Contest.
Hoist a cold one or two at the NOLA On Tap Beer Festival in City Park, featuring 400 brews, authentic New Orleans food, and live music. Proceeds go to the Louisiana SPCA.
Celebrate Fall, y’all, at this annual festival in the beloved Treme. Get your fill of local cuisine from some of New Orleans best restaurants and food trucks, and dance off the calories to popular local artists like Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers and Glen David Andrews.