Aug 11, 2023 - Things to Do

Red Dress Run, Dirty Linen Night and more things to do this weekend in New Orleans

Photo shows people in red dresses preparing to run in New Orleans

The Red Dress Run takes over the French Quarter this weekend. Photo: Courtesy of Paul Broussard for New Orleans & Co.

Yeah, it's hot, but New Orleans is packed with things to do this weekend, including the Red Dress Run, Dirty Linen Night and comic book and witchcraft festivals.


๐Ÿ“ The NOLA Pickle Fest, created by Drew Brees' foundation, is happening all weekend at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (Details)

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ HexFest is a weekend conference of witchery workshops, drumming, rituals and shopping. (Details)

๐Ÿฅช NOLA Greek Picnic Weekend is happening Armstrong Park. (Details)

๐ŸŽ "Disenchanted," a Disney musical for adults, is at Rivertown Theater all weekend. (Details)


๐Ÿ’ƒ Red Dress Run: Don your best crimson gown and hit the road in the New Orleans Hash House Harriers' annual fundraiser. PSA: You don't actually have to run but you should still register. (Details)

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Dirty Linen Night: Spend a delightful night wandering art shops and galleries on Royal Street. (Details)

๐ŸŽค Mo'nique and friends bring their comedy tour to The Saenger Theatre. (Details)

๐Ÿฆธ The New Orleans Comic Con is at the Pontchartrian Center with games, comic books and special guests. (Details)

๐Ÿ›๏ธ The Shops on Seventeenth are having a free sip-and-shop event Saturday on Severn Avenue in Metairie. (Details)


๐Ÿˆ The New Orleans Saints kick off the preseason at noon against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Read our story)

๐Ÿฅ• Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at the walkup market at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. (Details)

All month

๐Ÿ›๏ธ It's Museum Month in New Orleans, and members at participating venues can visit others for free. (Details)

๐ŸŽถ Tipitina's hosts free Friday shows weekly. (Schedule)

๐Ÿด Mister Mao is hosting BBQ nights every Monday with guest chefs. (Schedule)

More things to do

See Gambit's event calendar for more ideas.


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