There's a reason QUEORK has made its home in the Crescent City: what better place is there to promote a product as durable, unique, and chic as cork than in one of the oldest and most resilient cities in the United States?
As we coast into the summer months here in New Orleans the priority for many is to do whatever it takes to stay cool; with average August highs soaring past 90F and average humidity hovering around 60% - 75% daytime hours are oft spent in the shade or indoors with a cold drink permanently in hand. That being said, August provides some of the most fun and uniquely New Orleans outdoor events that take place in the mornings, evenings, and nights.
August 4th - 6th
Old US Mint - French Quarter
Every August we come together to celebrate New Orleans' most famous and beloved native son. Satchamo SummerFest brings together two of our favorite things, good food and good music for an all day festival suitable for all ages. Admission is $5 for the 12 and older crowd and you are welcome to come and go as you please. Parking will be tight and traffic will be quite congested so be sure to take advantage of streetcars, rideshares, or cabs in order to guarantee yourself the best time.
White Linen Night
Artists, aficionados, and fashionistas alike would be absolutely remiss to skip out on Whitney White Linen Night on August 5th. This evening event takes place in the Warehouse District and brings together New Orleans' most fashionable and artistic crowds for a free celebration benefiting the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. A white linen outfit is an absolute must, not only to help stay cool as the sun sets on Julia (a must) but also to show off and show your support for a wonderful New Orleans organization. We seriously cannot say enough about this event: we're talking killer drinks, killer food, killer outfits, and of course killer art. You're certain to see the QUEORK crew out on Julia St. sporting our finest cork accessories with our freshest white linen duds. Word to the wise: buy food and drink tickets IN ADVANCE. We repeat BUY YOUR FOOD AND DRINK TICKETS IN ADVANCE. Aside from saving yourself the misery of standing in chaotic and seemingly never-ending lines, the Contemporary Arts Center also has a lagniappe (that's New Orleans speak for "free add-on") of a free after-party admission for every 50 food and beverage tickets purchased.
Red Dress Run (21+)
Crescent Park - Marigny
If you haven't thrown on a red dress, drank copious amounts of beer, and ran 2 miles for charity, then have you ever really lived? The Red Dress Run has been a New Orleans summertime staple event since 1987 and is growing larger and larger every year. Lace up those running shoes, throw on your best red dress, and meet us down at Crescent Park at 9am for bottomless beers and food. The run starts at 11am and will take us through the ever-so beautiful Marigny and French Quarter neighborhoods. Afterwards meet up with your friends at any number of French Quarter restaurants or watering holes for drink specials lasting all day long.
Swingin' Sundays (21+)
The AllWays Lounge - Marigny/Bywater
Looking to get out of the French Quarter and Central Business District for the evening? Why not take a swing dancing lesson at the always fabulous AllWays Lounge and theater?
Dirty Linen Night
Royal St. Art Corridor - French Quarter
Pick that white linen dress up off the floor because Dirty Linen Night is August 12th on Royal St. in the French Quarter. The sister event to the previous week's White Linen Night, Dirty Linen Night brings together some of New Orleans' best galleries, restaurants, denizens and docents for a semi-civilized night of art and music all along the famous Royal St. art corridor.
Brewsiana Craft Beer & Music Festival
House of Blues - French Quarter
Beer lovers unite! Brewsiana is back and we couldn't be more excited. Grab your cork koozie and meet the QUEORK squad on August 19th at the House of Blues in the French Quarter for live local music and local craft beers. All of the big dogs will be there: Abita, Bayou Teche, Urban South, Chafunkta, and QUEORK favorite Second Line (the Route 47 is a must try!), as well as music by local talents Sexy Dex and the Fresh, Dash Rip Rock, and the ALWAYS entertaining Where Y'acht.
Rebirth Brass Band Every Tuesday Maple Leaf Bar
Sidney's Night Church Every Thursday
DJ Soul Sister at One Eyed Jacks August 4th
Burlesque Brunch at SOBOU
Best Place for Night Sweats - RELAPSE 80's and 90's Dance Party with DJ Matt at HiHo Lounge every Friday
The Best Place to Sweat out Last Night's Sins - CYCLEBAR Concert Series w/ Gabriel Aguilera
The Best Place to Hangout with Other People's Dogs - Bayou Beer Garden
Need to get out of the Quarter? Why not rent a bicycle and take a ride up the Lafitte Greenway to MidCity? Visit Bayou St. John, grab a slice of pizza at MidCity Pizza, or have a cocktail and catch a flick at The Broad Theater; MidCity offers a calm escape from the French Quarter without having to leave the city limits.