It's summertime in New Orleans! The hot weather is back, deterring many tourist from the city. But now is the time to check for deals as fares are the lowest. June is slammed packed with special events, festivals, and concerts. Prepare for the heat and head down to New Orleans this June:
With photographs, portraits, letters, and incredibly preserved artifacts, the exhibit explores the rich history of the Catholic Church’s three centuries in the Crescent City.
The New Orleans Oyster Festival will educate the country about the benefits of the Louisiana Gulf Oyster, honor and celebrate the restauranteurs and oyster farmers who have solidified the New Orleans French Quarter’s position as the “Oyster Capital of America,” and help raise funds for “Coastal Restoration.” The event is free and features a full music line up and more.
8-10– New Orleans Pride
Named one of the fastest growing pride celebrations in the nation by gaytravel.com (2013), New Orleans Pride has nearly tripled in size since 2012. The festival is composed of a weekend of events that are centered around the LGBT community of New Orleans and its allies.
9-10 – Creole Tomato Festival
Centered around the French Market, which dates back to 1791 and is the nation's oldest city marketplace, the event features: A Second Line through the festival grounds to kick off Saturday’s events, ‘Best of the Fest’ cooking contest, Live music, Cooking demonstrations, Creole Tomato Parade, A Bloody Mary market and Local farmers' market and food and beverage booths
21-24 – Festigals
Festigals is an annual festival that empowers, celebrates, and supports women of all backgrounds, and champions causes related to women’s well-being. The festival features a variety of New Orleans-themed activities, designed for women and by women.The festival also includes renowned female speakers, local female entrepreneurs’ seminars, and more.
23-24 – Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival
The 12th annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival will take over Armstrong Park June 23-24, 2018.The free festival celebrates cajun music and its hybrid offspring, Zydeco. There are two stages with all-star performers. The 2018 festival has Grammy winners, The Lost Bayou Ramblers, headlining, as well Grammy nominees, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers.