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Five Reasons to Escape to New Orleans this July

July 1 2019 | News

New Orleans is hot in July and we're not just talking about the weather. There are five great events planned for the seventh month of the year. Make Hotel Provincial in the French Quarter your homebase for the fun. Book now.

ESSENCE Festival 
July 4-7

This year, First Lady Michelle Obama will be in town to mark the 25th Anniversary of ESSENCE Festival. She'll be joined by stars like Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, NAS, H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Pharrell Williams, Teyana Taylor and many others. Along with music, there are always fascinating seminars at ESSENCE on tops such race, gender, culture, and artFind out more.

Go 4th on the River
July 4

Celebrate the Independence Day in a big way in the Big Easy at Go Fourth on the River. Come see firsthand why the American Pyrotechnic Association ranked the Dueling Barges Fireworks Show the 5th "must see" fireworks display in the U.S. Get more info.

Bastille Day Fête
July 12-14

Bastille Day in New Orleans is going to bigger than ever this year. Help us celebrate our French roots with events at the New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, the New Orleans Yacht Club and in the Faubourg St. John. Here in the French Quarter, you can watch the French Market Bastille Day Bartender and Waiters Race, a speed walk down French Market Place. The prize goes to the bartender who spills the least croissants, Champagne and water. Of course, there will be a party after the race with French food and drink. Find out more.

Running of the Bulls
July 12-14

Always wanted to run with the bulls in Spain? Even more fun, and a lot less dangerous, is the New Orleans version. Every year, thousands head to downtown New Orleans early in the morning to run from the New Orleans Rollergirls who chase runners with plastic bats. It's a great time. Come experience it. Get the details. 

Tales of the Cocktail
July 16-21

Raise a glass with us this summer at Tales of the Cocktail, an annual event that includes tastings, seminars, competitions and other special events. Here's your chance to cool down and taste the drinks that made New Orleans famous! Learn more.

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