New Orleans June 2024

New Orleans June 2024 Events

New Orleans June 2024 Events

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Average temperature low and high: 74°-91°
Immerse yourself in the radiant charm of New Orleans in June, as summer temperatures peak around 90°F, providing ample sunshine to revel in. With the low season ushering in fewer crowds and economical lodgings, the city's pace is comfortably relaxed. Yet, the rhythm of the city quickens with noteworthy events, including the inclusive LGBTQ+ Pride Weekend, the gastronomic delight of the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, and the vibrant echoes of the Caribbean at the NOLA Caribbean Carnivale.

June Event Calendar

Friends' Fest

Friends\' Fest

City Park in New Orleans is a 1,300-acre utopia filled with beautiful greenery, museums, an amusement park, a serene lake, and more. Park organizers rely on membership fees and donations for park upkeep and will host their annual Friends' Fest to show their appreciation to members. The event will feature crafts and activities, interactive experiences, rides at the amusement park, and complimentary food and beverages, along with additional options available. The theme is the 1960s, so come dressed in your best costume. A City Park membership fee is $75; registration is open online. 

Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

This two-day weekend festival is aimed to create awareness of eating Louisiana Gulf. The primary objective of the Oyster Festival is fundraising for the restoration of the Louisiana Coastal Area. The event will include delicious delights and flavors from famous New Orleans restaurants – while the craft beverages will complement the delicious bites.

LGBTLOL Queer Comedy Fest

LGBTLOL Queer Comedy Fest

The NOLA Brewing Company is proud to present the LGBTLOL Queer Comedy Fest, a celebration of diversity, comedy, and inclusivity taking place from June 1st to June 4th. This year's lineup will feature talented comedians such as Amber Autry, Colton Dowling and Shep Kelly. Passes are available for purchase today.

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE)

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE)

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is an annual celebration. This will be the 31st anniversary of NOWFE uniting gourmands and oenophiles in a vibrant, historic setting. NOWFE highlights the city's culinary heritage and features unique wines and dining experiences at establishments like Emeril's, Bywater American Bistro, and Justine. Seminars and intimate wine dinners make the event a must. Don't miss the "Royal Street Stroll" street party; this is where the most fun is had. This event is only for ages 21 and over. Tasting, connoisseur, and VIP packages range from $75-$215.

 

New Orleans Pride Weekend

New Orleans Pride Weekend

New Orleans Pride Weekend is set to be one of the most vibrant celebrations of LGBTQIA+ culture and unity. Taking place from June 9th to June 11th, the weekend includes a packed schedule of events that will rally locals and visitors alike. Prominent parades include community-wide strolls across Bourbon Street, people donning colorful costumes adorned with artful face-paint designs showing excitement about LGBTIQ rights while embracing harmonious inclusion amidst continual diversity. Social events range from welcomingly festive drag shows to boisterous late-night circuit parties offering heart-pounding dancing experiences.

Creole Tomato Festival

Creole Tomato Festival

Head down to the French Market, the nation’s oldest marketplace, for the annual Creole Tomato Festival! This festival is free and open to the public.

NOLA Zydeco Fest 2023

NOLA Zydeco Fest 2023

NOLA Zydeco Fest 2023, taking place on June 10th at A.L. Davis Park celebrates the culture and music of Louisiana. Some of this year’s musical lineup includes artists such as Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers and Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush. Attendees can also experience an immersive atmosphere that incorporates the state’s rich heritage while enjoying an array of delicious food vendors. Tickets are on sale now.

New Orleans Restaurant Week

New Orleans Restaurant Week

For the 12th year in a row, Louisiana Restaurant Association and New Orleans & Company present New Orleans Restaurant Week, an opportunity to eat your way through the city at a discounted price! The city’s best restaurants will serve enjoyable and memorable meals such as 2-course lunches, and 3-course dinners and brunches. 

New Orleans Restaurant Week

New Orleans Restaurant Week

Returning again, New Orleans Restaurant Week commences on June 19th and will continue through the 25th. For those passionate about food, this annual celebration offers the opportunity to savor some of the city's most distinguished dishes at a notably reduced price range. From iconic Creole delicacies to worldly undertones, such delicacies showcase the culinary expertise found throughout New Orleans' restaurant scene. Don't forget to stay tuned for information regarding this year's participating restaurants and their exquisite menus.

Showcase Comic Con

The Showcase Comic Con is right around the corner on June 24th and 25th at the downtown Louisiana Convention Center. This two-day long event will showcase various comic book-related exhibitions, including merchandise vendors, booth exhibits by different creators and panels where writers will engage with fans regarding their published works. Attendees can expect an exciting list of activities like cosplay contests and exclusive meet-and-greet sessions with our featured guests. Get your tickets now for just $15.

PRIDE AT THE BROADSIDE

PRIDE AT THE BROADSIDE

Pride at the Broadside is an annual LGBT event taking place on June 25th. Attendees will have a plethora of activities, performances, and vendors to enjoy. Whether browsing through racks of rainbow apparel or indulging in delicious food from various local food trucks, there’s something for everyone. Guests can look forward to thrilling live music, dance performances, and engaging workshops on LGBTQ+ issues. Tickets are available for $20 to $25.

Essence Music Festival

Essence Music Festival

Essence Music Festival returns live for its 28th anniversary to bring a weekend of live music, lectures, celebrity Q and As, vendors, and more. Enjoy various events throughout the city of New Orleans during the day and then head to the Convention Center each night to see performances from top hip-hop, soul, and r&b artists. Tickets, the full lineup, and a schedule of events will be available online. 

New Orleans Events in June

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in New Orleans

Things to Do in New Orleans in June

Visit The National WWII Museum

Visit The National WWII Museum
With summer making it difficult to stay outdoors for too long of a time, visiting The National WWII Museum is a perfect pastime to get your mind off the heat! Located just a mile away from the French Quarter, this museum has been designated as America’s official WWII museum. It’s full of images and artifacts that encompass the American spirit and bravery of our veterans. Prices are $28 for adults, but if you bring your college ID or military ID, you’ll get a $10 discount. WWII veterans get in for free.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
You can find 15,000 sea creatures at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and it’s one of a kind in the nation. They have a seahorse gallery and a shark touch pool, so you could get a chance to pet a baby shark. They also have a collection of rare and endangered species, like white alligators. It’s best to plan a couple of hours to spend here, and there’s a cafe that offers food and drinks to keep you energized. They’re open at 10 a.m., Tuesday until Sunday only. Tickets start at $29.95 for adults, but if you order online, you can save $3.