Five Safe In-Person Things to Do in New Orleans This Week

12:27 July 08, 2020
By: Kayla Martinez

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but New Orleans makes sure to keep busy, too. There's always plenty happening across the city, and this week is no exception. Whether you're hoping to get lost in music, nature, art, or something else entirely, we've got your back. Check out this list of our five favorite events in New Orleans this week!

Neutral Ground Sidewalk Serenade

There's something magic about late-night music, and The Neutral Ground coffeehouse is well aware. This Friday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., head over to The Neutral Ground for their first Sidewalk Serenade. Local musicians will be invited to perform outside as patrons listen, chat, and enjoy their beverages. The Neutral Ground asks that you bring both masks (to protect yourself and others) and cash (to support the musicians and the coffeehouse).
5110 Danneel Street,,

Julia Street Art Walk

Looking to lose yourself in something beautiful? The Julia Street Art Walk allows viewers to go gallery to gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 11. Participating galleries include the Stella Jones Gallery, the Martine Chaisson Gallery, and more. The coordinators ask that you email the galleries directly so that they can meet guidelines for social distancing. Arts District,

Garden Cookout with Big Freedia

Everyone loves a cookout, but this isn't just any gathering. Big Freedia is hosting her live cooking show this Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. It's sure to be an exciting and delicious time at City Park's New Orleans Botanical Garden. Tickets are available on EventBrite; for more information, visit their Facebook event page. 5 Victory Ave.,

Artist Pop-Up at Old Road Coffee

Head over to Old Road Coffee to enjoy a hot cup of coffee (or, in this weather, probably an iced one) and see the new works of art from local artist Mardiclaw from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday. Items on sale will include wall art as well as face masks and coasters. Supporting a local business and a local artist while getting to peruse art and maybe even try a breakfast sandwich sounds like an ideal morning.
2024 Bayou Rd., (504) 354-8814,

Canoe Rentals in City Park
You've seen City Park, but have you really explored it? LOOP NOLA is offering canoe rentals from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Sunday, so go splash around in the lagoons with your loved ones! The proceeds from rentals go towards LOOP NOLA's youth development programs, so paddling around the park all day contributes to a meaningful cause. Call or text to make a reservation. 1 Palm Dr., (504) 655-2770,

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