Progressive’s Weekend: Red Dress Run and More

Another work week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! There are lots of events this weekend celebrating the uniquely inclusive and progressive culture of New Orleans. Here are a few of our favorites:

Saturday, August 10

NOH3 Red Dress Run – 9 am to 4:30 pm

This is the 25th anniversary of the New Orleans Red Dress Run! Please register at before participating – 100% of the proceeds go to local charities.


Artists for Gordon Plaza – begins @4 pm

New Orleans artists are banding together to support the residents of Gordon Plaza, which is currently the 2nd highest cancer-causing neighborhood in the state of Louisiana. You can read more about the plight of Gordon Plaza residents and their demand for a fully-funded relocation here.

Dirty Linen Night 2019 – begins @6 pm

Head over to Royal Street and the French Quarter to experience this open-air art walk celebrating the artists of New Orleans. This year’s event is once again sponsored by the Royal Street Arts District.

Sunday, August 11

Rally to Unite and Fight Back Against White Supremacy – begins @6 pm

Workers of New Orleans, come and stand together in solidarity with all victims of white supremacist domestic terror attacks. White supremacy is rooted in the need to keep working-class people divided in the interests of higher profits. Join together to challenge this system at Jackson Square Amphitheater.

Volunteer with Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners – 4 pm to 7 pm

This family-friendly event helps select and package books for those incarcerated in Louisiana’s prisons. The space is mobility friendly and all are welcome.

Sunday Funday SHOW NIGHT Starring the Ladies of Oz – 9 pm to 2 am

Head over to Oz New Orleans for this fun drag show starring the Ladies of Oz!


No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, remember – every weekend can be a progressive weekend! We hope that these suggestions will help you make the most of yours.


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