Craig Klein, New Orleans Trombonist for the Storyville Stompers Brass Band (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)

Weekend Picks: Satchmo Summerfest, Pool Party Yoga, Black & Gold Fan Fest

It's the beginning of August already?! You know what that means: back to school, heavy traffic in the mornings, and dare we say it, football season is coming!

by Mary Staes | July 31, 2019

It’s the beginning of August already?! You know what that means: back to school, heavy traffic in the mornings 🙄, and dare we say it…

Oh, football season, is that you?!

Here are our weekend picks to help you get ready for the end of summer:

Fri. Aug. 2, 2019

(Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)

What: Satchmo Summerfest
When: Aug. 2 – Aug. 4
Where: New Orleans Jazz Museum
Price: $6

Satchmo Summerfest began in 2001 as a way to celebrate Louis Armstrong’s 100th birthday, but now it’s grown into a three-day festival featuring more than 30 acts and food vendors. The fest also includes local traditions like a Jazz Mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church in the Treme, followed by a second line from the church to the festival. Needs the details on where to park, pee and what to pack? Click here for more information on the fest, like acts and hours.

New Orleans Jazz Museum
Getting there
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 9 AM – 4 PM
More Info


What: COOLinary
When: Entire month of August
Where: Various restaurants
Price: $39 or less

So technically COOLinary starts on Thursday (Aug. 1), but for the entire month of August more than 40 restaurants in the city offer special prix-fixe menus. That means you can go restaurant hopping on a budget! Two-course lunches are $20 or less, and three-course dinners and brunches top at $39. To see the restaurants participating and their menus, click here. 

Sat. Aug. 3, 2019


What: V. Fresh Pool Party Yoga
When: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Drifter Hotel
Price: $15

Need to switch up your yoga routine? This yoga session is followed immediately after with dranks 🍸 and all day pool access. All attendees will get koozies, chapstick and Mural Margarita samples, and 15 lucky yogi’s can win tote bags. Click here for more information. 

The Drifter Hotel
Getting there
3522 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Sun 9am–8pm
More Info


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What: Hancock Whitney White Linen Night
When: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Julia Street
Price: Varies

This annual celebration showcases galleries, live music and the arts, and offers Julia Street and the Arts District a night to strut their stuff. There are parties all over the street: the block party is free and open to the public, but different galleries will have paid admissions to attend. Click here to find out more about the different events being held during White Linen Night. 

Julia Street
Getting there
Julia St, New Orleans, LA, USA

Sun. Aug. 4, 2019

What: Sunday Swim Society
When: 11 a.m.
Where: NOPSI Hotel
Price: Free

Usually open only to hotel guests, the gorgeous pool at Above the Grid bar is open to locals every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. A live DJ will be at the pool from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Click here for more information. 

NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans
Getting there
317 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
More Info
Photo by Matthew Hinton

What: Black & Gold Fan Fest
When: 5 p.m – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tulane University Yulman Stadium
Price: Free

The Saints are inviting all fans to a fan fest at Tulane Stadium prior to their training camp practice at 7 p.m. Fans can watch the Saints practice after the fest, or get their gear signed by players during an autograph session. Click here for details on the fest and information on what you can bring to the session. 

Yulman Stadium
Getting there
2900 Ben Weiner Dr, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
More Info
Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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