What to do in New Orleans this summer


In many ways, it is easy to consider New Orleans as anything other than a vibrant summer town. With Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest having passed and the Saints’ season still months away, the summer represents a quitter period of reflection to some who are unable to enjoy their favourite experiences on the road. This is a false perception, however, as the summer months are a haven of activity in New Orleans and offer ample opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy themselves. The issue is that these activities are not well publicised, meaning that only locals are aware of their undoubted appeal.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at three of the best activities for individuals to enjoy this summer.

The Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival

You will have to act quickly to attend this event, as it starts on 16th May and ends two days later. It is a free and easily accessible music event that is hosted on the beautiful bayou of St. John, and it is extremely popular among locals and those who are unfortunate to visit during this time of the year. Awash with plenty of food, drink and innovative craft vendors, the music line-up is often stellar and guarantees more than 48 hours of thrilling excitement and live, uninterrupted fun!

The New Orleans Greek Festival

A week later, the New Orleans Greek Festival rolls into town, and it continues for two days between 23rd and 25th of May. Here, Greek culture is laid bare for both residents and visitors alike, with everything from native music and Hellenic dancing to plate smashing and wonderfully tasty cuisine. If you have never sampled spit-roasted spring lamb then this is the event for you, while it gives you the chance to either celebrate your heritage or learn more about a historic and meaningful culture.

Visit the Harrah Casino

Part of the globally Caesar’s Entertainment Group, Harrah’s is one the best casino location outside of the Vegas strip. Blessed with diverse gaming tables, stunning eateries and lavish bars, it is a wonderful resort that should appeal to anyone with a love of gambling or luxurious living. Open throughout the summer and all year round, you can bet and win big while relaxing in the most beautiful of surroundings. A word to the wise though: you may need to practice before you gamble in a land-based establishment and should first try your hand at casino free gameplay online.