September is non-stop, can’t miss festivals from beginning to end. The weather is finally cooling down, so get ready for some Fall fun. Whether it’s burgers, chicken or gators you want, or, horror, the Saints and the Irish, there’s something for everyone. Have a fantastic time at those September Festivals.


Freedom Fest at the Lake

Sunday, September 2nd for 3pm in Lake Town at the foot of Williams Blvd. in Kenner. Freedom fest is to thank the people who make our city and parish strong and keep America thriving and free. This day is for you to enjoy food, music and fun on the lake! Entertainment from Mason Ramsey- the “Yodel Boy”, Kellie Pickler and more all for FREE. Limited parking available at the Pontchartrain Center for $5.

Gleason Gras

Friday, September 7th from 5pm-10:30pm at Champions Square, 1500 Sugar Bowl Dr., New Orleans, La. Don’t miss Gleason Gras & the New Orleans Saints Pep Rally with Live Music, a Team Spirit wardrobe contest and fun to raise money for Team Gleason. Admission is FREE, but a $10 donation is suggested, and a limited number of VIP tickets with awesome perks are for sale.

FAMboree at Farm & Table New Orleans

Saturday, September 8th from 11am-6pm at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, La 70130. Learn about incorporating farm to table approach in your life. Enjoy DIY workshops, tastings, music, demos, kids discovery zone, hands-on education and more

Downriver Festival

Saturday, September 8th from 11am-7pm at the Old U.S. Mint and French Market in New Orleans. This year’s theme is Gumbo & Daiquiris. Attend indoor symposiums on wetland restoration, enjoy live music, cooking demos, walking tours, kids activities and more.

Irish Fest

Saturday, September 15th at the Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. Presented by the Irish Fest New Orleans Board composed of Irish business owners in and around New Orleans. Enjoy everything that makes the Irish bloody brilliant! Partake in the finest food, music, cooking contests, dance contest, kilt runway show, Ceili bands, Bagpipers, lectures, and a kids play area with plenty of fun to be had. There will also be an all day feis with judging.

Restaurant Week

Monday, September 10th-Sunday, September 16th, across the Greater New Orleans Area at participating restaurants. Local favorite dining spots ranging from fancy to fresh are knocking 25% off prices so you can try out new places without breaking the bank.

New Orleans Burlesque Festival

Thursday, September 20th- Sunday, September 23th Locations across New Orleans will celebrate the 10th annual Burlesque Fest with competitions, performances and even a Harry Potter feature at Harrah’s. Keep in mind this festival is NOT for KIDS.

NOLA Horror Film Festival

Thursday, September 20th- Sunday, September 23rd at The Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans, La 70115. Created by Horror Filmmakers for Horror fans. The annual Horror Film Fest is dedicated to providing memorable and encouraging work to generations. Most top directors start out in ‘low budget horror’, so don’t discount the power of the craft!

National Fried Chicken Fest

Saturday, September 22nd- Sunday, September 23rd at Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., New Orleans, La 70130. Get your chicken fried from over 35 restaurants competing in a fried chicken competition, dance-n-dine, enter the chicken tender eating contest, enjoy live music and have tons of fun all for FREE. Tickets for the Chicken & Champagne VIP Lounge are available for purchase.

NOLA on Tap

Saturday, September 22nd from 12pm-7pm at New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, New Orleans, La 70124. Over 400 beers on tap, music, vendors, food, art and fun to support the SPCA. This fest is kid friendly and dog friendly!

Burger Fest

Thursday, September 27th- Sunday, September 30th at Louis Armstrong Park, 701 Rampart St, New Orleans, La. Come out for beef burgers, sausage, seafood burgers, vegan burgers and fun. Lots of your favorite vendors will be serving up all the goodness.

Gretna Heritage Festival

Friday, September 28th- Sunday, September 30th on the Westbank. Free shuttles will bus you from Oakwood Center and 501 Manhattan Blvd. to the festival grounds. Celebrate 24 years of Gretna Heritage with food, family, music and fun. 25 square blocks of fun to be exact, with performances by Foreigner, the Village People, Montgomery Gentry, Tone Loc, the Gin Blossoms, Color Me Badd and many more. Vendors, arts, crafts and carnival rides also provide entertainment. Don’t forget your Toys for Tots Donation, kids 12 and under are FREE.

Alligator Festival

Thursday, September 28th-Sunday, September 30th at the West Bank Bridge Park in St. Charles Parish, 13825 River Rd., Luling, La 70070. Come enjoy delicious local food, arts and crafts, carnival rides and favorite local music including the Top Cats. You won’t want to miss your chance to play with some baby gators as well.


Happy Festing!

September Festivals In New Orleans