Louis Armstrong crooned about “magnolias in June” but there are many more reasons to come to New Orleans this month. For one thing, many of the hotels are offering special summer rates. For another thing, big stars like Shania Twain, Maroon Five, and the Eagles will be in town. Love the theater? You can go see Crowns at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre and Waitress at the Saenger. Plus, some of our favorite festivals take place in June. Check them out below and make your hotel reservations now.
New Orleans Oyster Festival (Woldenberg Riverfront Park) June 2-3
Slurp your way into summer at the New Orleans Oyster Festival. This free, two-day celebration features live music, arts & crafts and world-famous oyster shucking and eating competitions. Your favorite restaurants will all be there like Acme Oyster House, Red Fish Grill, Oceana, Crescent City Brewhouse and more. Learn more.
Creole Tomato Festival (French Market) June 9-10
Like Harry Connick Jr. sings, “You say tomato, we say Creole tomato!” This annual festival at the French Market kicks off with a second line parade and includes live music, a Bloody Mary Market, tomato eating contests, kids activities, and lots of food and beverage booths. Check out the music schedule. Learn more.
FestiGals Women's Weekend Experience June 21-24
This three-day "Ultimate Girlfriend Getaway" offers life-changing professional development conferences, inspiring speakers, and the food, drink and fun New Orleans is famous for. Events include an interactive Culinary Experience with the New Orleans School of Cooking, the Empowering Tricentennial Luncheon, a Step Up Pre-Party at the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture and a Step Up Second Line Parade, a cruise on the Steamboat NATCHEZ, dinner at Tujaque's with Louisiana Eats! host Poppy Tooker and much more. Get the details.
Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival (Armstrong Park) June 23-24