Red Dress Run
Crescent Park, 2300 North Peters St.
Saturday, August 11: 9:00 a.m.
Ladies (and gents, too), get your dresses ready! The annual Red Dress Run is back, featuring a run/walk, beer, food, and fun. Every year on the second Saturday in August, the New Orleans Hash House Harriers (a local “drinking club with a running problem”) host Red Dress Run, a charity “run” in the Crescent City. Musical performances will be provided by Dash Rip Rock and Remedy. Proceeds from the race benefit dozens of various charities and organizations throughout the city. Registration can be completed online. You must be 21 years of age on or before the event to participate, as this is an adults-only party.
Dirty Linen Night
200-1000 Block of Royal Street
Saturday, August 11: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Bring out your not-so-finest linens to Dirty Linen Night! Hosted one week after White Linen Night, this event offers you a different experience of New Orleans's eclectic arts scene. From street performers, shops, and over 30 galleries to complimentary food and booze, Dirty Linen Night will be sure to clean up what may have been a boring night. Buy your ticket for $20 or get a VIP pass for $50.
Nola de Rio
The Mardi Gras Museum: 1010 Conti St.
Saturday, August 18: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Feel the excitement of Rio de Janeiro down in the Big Easy at Nola de Rio. Hosted by News with a Twist’s LBJ and KNOE 8 News’s Gwendolyn DuCre, the 2018 Resiliency Gala promises a fun time with performances from the Royal Essence Showband, Sharon Martin, and the Royal Court of Resiliency. Tickets are $75 per person.
House of Blues’s Brewsiana
House of Blues: 225 Decatur St.
Saturday, August 25: 6 p.m.
Celebrate the best of New Orleans’s bites, brews, and bands at House of Blues’s Brewsiana. Sponsored by the historic House of Blues venue, this event is sure to provide anyone in attendance with something to do. Offering music, food, drinks, and competitions, this event will be fulfilling to the body, stomach, and spirit alike.
Southport Hall: 200 Monticello Ave.
Saturday, August 25: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Have a good time for a good cause at Pelicanpalooza! Offering a casino, both live and silent auctions, raffles, and great food and drinks, this event gives all proceeds raised to the Louisiana Pulmonary Disease Camp, Inc.. Tickets can be bought both online and at the door for $50 per person.
Heavenly Host of the Stars Gala
Hyatt Regency: 601 Loyola Ave.
Sunday, August 12: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Stop by the Heavenly Host of the Stars Gala to hear great music, eat great food, and enjoy great company. Headlined by four-time Grammy-nominated singer Jeffrey Osborne, this event is to benefit The Sisters of the Holy Family ministry and their retired sisters. Tickets will be $125 per person.
4th Annual Oracle Gala
Ace Hotel: 600 Carondelet St.
Sunday, August 12: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Come out and celebrate the preservation of LGBT history at the 4th Annual Oracle Gala. Organized by the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, this event aims to let the community see the importance of keeping record of LGBT history. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, music, and cocktails for those in attendance. Tickets for the event costs $75 per person.
SPORTS & FITNESS
The Love Yourself Walk/Run
City Park: 1 Palm Dr.
Saturday, August 11: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Walk or run out to the Love Yourself Walk/Run and help kick out depression. Designed to help those afflicted by depression, this event is intended to teach those who are suffering how to overcome. The event will also provide food, live entertainment, empowerment, and prize giveaways. Tickets can be bought online for $15 per person.
FOOD & DRINK
COOLinary New Orleans
Any Participating COOLinary restaurant
Wednesday, August 1 - Friday, August 31
Gratify your appetite for brunch, lunch, or dinner at over 80 award-winning restaurants across the state during COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month. With participating venues ranging from Creole and international to seafood and vegan restaurants, there is no doubt that every stomach and mouth will be filled with flavor this August.
The Swoon Event
Ace Hotel: 600 Carondelet St.
Sunday, August 19: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Come out to Ace Hotel and enjoy The Swoon Event, New Orleans's first modern wedding showcase, with over 30 local and talented vendors in tow. This show will feature registry and design services, festive bites, bridal styles, modern photography, furniture rentals, florals, art installations, creative workshops, and DJ spins—all while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Ace Hotel. Oh, and did we mention serious swag for the first 50 couples, along with a slew of giveaways from participating vendors and sponsors? What are you waiting for? Get your ticket for $20 today at www.theswoonevent.com.