Girls AND boys, grab your best red dress, because another colorful fun-filled event is headed to New Orleans this weekend! Taking place this Saturday, August 9th, 2014, the 20th Annual Red Dress Run is both an exciting New Orleans event as well as a fundraiser for local charities, bringing in over a million dollars in the past few years!

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The Red Dress Run itself is a two mile run/walk (whatever your preference!) through the French Quarter, beginning at Armstrong Park. Both Five Finger Discount and Flow Tribe will be performing at the event. You won’t want to miss it! Find the full day’s schedule below:

9 am       On site registrations opens
9:30        Gates open, beer is served
11:15      Browncoat Brass leads us to the streets
11:30      20th Red Dress Run takes off
Noon      Time to eat – food is served
1 pm       Flow Tribe performs
3pm        5 Finger Discount performs
5pm        Red Dress Run ends

Registration costs $70, which includes beer, food, live music, and a few fabulous giveaways. You can register the day of the event, but it is cash only. Attendees all enjoy wearing their favorite version of the little red dress, and many pick one up at local New Orleans thrift shops beforehand.

For more information, please visit the official Red Dress Run website:

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