June 1-June 2
View Website http://nolaoysterfest.org/
The Oyster Festival takes place at Woldenberg Park, with proceeds benefitting coastal restoration organizations. The event will feature numerous preparations of one of New Orleans favorite delicacies, the oyster!! Try them fried, chargrilled, raw, on a po-boy, in a soup, on a taco! In true New Orleans style, the event will also feature live music and several craft vendors. Check out the website for all the details!
JUNE UNDER THE MOON
June Under the Moon takes place at the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park in City Park from 7:30pm-10:30pm. Open Beer Bars, unlimited amusement rides, food, Tito’s vodka snoballs, and a wine concierge (check out the website for details) will be available. 101 friendly leashed dogs will be admitted. Beer, a hot dog and a serving of jambalaya, and a vodka snoball are all included with your ticket purchase. Ticket prices are $30/person and $10/Dog. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. This sounds like a really fun event!!
NEW ORLEANS PRIDE
June 7-June 9
As stated on their website, “New Orleans Pride fully embraces the message of One CommUNITY!” Their mission is to bring awareness and education about the LGBT+ community. New Orleans is touted as one of the most welcoming cities for the LGBT+ community. Proceeds are used to put on the festival and to fund anti-bullying campaigns. There are more than 30 events planned for the weekend. The New Orleans Pride Parade will make its way through the Marigny and French Quarter neighborhoods, starting at 7:30pm on June 8. Check out the website for a full line-up of activities.
FRENCH MARKET CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL
June 8-June 9
Visit Website https://www.frenchmarket.org/creoletomatofest/
If you’ve ever eaten a legit creole tomato, you’ll understand why New Orleans celebrates its existence. It has a melt-in-your-mouth flavor all its own!! The festival takes place primarily at the French Market, with activities also held in Dutch Alley and the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint. The event features live music, food booths, a Bloody Mary market, activities for the kids, cooking demos and lots of creole tomatoes!!
2019 FESTIGALS WOMEN’S WEEKEND EXPERIENCE
June 21-June 23
Visit Website www.festigals.org
This year’s FestiGals Weekend festivities will take place at the Jung Hotel & Residences. FestiGals is a non-profit organization whose mission statement reads, “inspires, connects, and celebrates women while supporting causes important to their well-being.” 2019’s focus will be on bringing attention to heart disease and its impact on women. The 2019 Step Up Second-line Parade will be held on Saturday, June 22 and will be raising funds for the New Orleans Area American Heart Association. The weekend is packed full of activities, including break-out sessions with many accomplished women from the area, Hat’s Off Luncheon, Shopping Showcase, 2019 Women’s professional Day and much more. See website for full details and ticket purchase.
LOUISIANA CAJUN ZYDECO FESTIVAL
June 22-June 23
Visit Website https://www.jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco
Held in Louis Armstrong Park each day from 11am-7:30pm. Admission is free. The festival will feature Cajun and Zydeco music, exclusively. Delicious New Orleans seafood, arts market and kids’ activities will be available.
NOLA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL
June 22-June 23
Visit Website https://www.nolacaribbeanfestival.com
Celebrating New Orleans’ deep roots with the Caribbean culture, the NOLA Caribbean Festival will be held from 5pm-10pm each evening at Central City BBQ. Ticket price is $10/day. The event will feature an indoor and outdoor entertainment area, live music, food, bars, salsa tent, kids’ corner and vendors village. The NOLA Colour Me Krazy Paint vs. Power Parade will take place on June 22 from 5pm-7pm. All Inclusive packages are available. See website for details.