The Crescent City is heating up and though the steamy air isn't very pleasant feeling, the festivities continue all year long! Here are some special events not to be missed in your vacation planning this summer:

– Essence Music Festival (June 30-July 3rd)

– Go 4th on the River (July 4th) Ranked 5th must see firework display in the U.S.!

– Bastille Day Fete (July 14-17)

– Whitney White Linen Night (August 6) Art Stroll

– Satchmo Summerfest (August 5-7)

– COOLinary Dining (month of August) Annual culinary tradition of special prix-fixe menus at most of New Orleans' top restaurants!