The first weekend in August means two things in New Orleans: the end of summer is in sight and we’re being rewarded with the winning combination of Whitney White Linen Night and Satchmo Summerfest, two of the best summertime festivals here in the Crescent City. White Satchmo Summerfest celebrates the legendary New Orleanian Louis Armstrong with fabulous music and jazz education in the French Quarter, Whitney White Linen Night is a one night only chance to check out the galleries in New Orleans’ arts district while wearing (you guessed it) white linen. Satchmo Summerfest will be kicking off Friday at 11:00 a.m. with music and seminars at the old U.S. Mint and continues through Sunday. You can find more information, including a complete schedule of both seminars and musical performances, here. Whitney White Linen Night will take place in the 300-600 blocks of Julia Street on Saturday evening with free entry into galleries throughout the arts district as well as live music, cocktails, and local cuisine. You can find more information on White Linen Night and the official after party hosted by the Contemporary Arts Center here. Happy summertime!