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LGBTea (September 1-2) – Join the annual Southern Decadence celebration of worldwide LGBTQ culture and community with a Labor Day weekend of LGBTea events – two afternoons of tea-time cocktails, diversity and drag queen performances in Le Salon.
Paul Simon in Concert (September 5) – Witness the legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon as he’s homeward bound on his farewell tour, which includes a stop in New Orleans for a one-night-only performance at the Smoothie King Center.
NOLA On Tap (September 22) – Savor every sip as you taste more than 400 local, national and home-brewed beers during this dog-friendly festival in City Park that features live music and raises funds for the Louisiana SPCA.
Oktoberfest (October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20) – Move over Munich! From schnitzel and steins to lagers and lederhosen, the Big Easy iteration of this iconic international festival features all the traditional favorites – no passports required.
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival (November 11) – Feast upon more than 50 variations of New Orleans’ signature sandwich while celebrating in the streets with live music, a Where Y’Arts Market and a tailgating zone so you don’t have to miss a minute of game time as the city’s beloved Saints tackle the Cincinnati Bengals