Take Your Dad to Celebrate Father's Day in New Orleans this June!
June in New Orleans is when things finally start to heat up but don’t let the warmer weather interfere with all of the fun that the city has to offer! Let out your inner-child as City Park opens up Carousel Gardens to adults only for June Under the Moon, an event that pairs an open bar, snacks, and unlimited rides. If you’re bringing your dad down for Father’s Day, take him to sample some locally brewed beers or to one of the many family-friendly festivals going on!
June Event Calendar
New Orleans Pride
New Orleans Pride is one of the most awaited events that occur in early June annually. New Orleans is considered as the “Most Welcoming City” by the website, Gay Cities so the celebration attracts thousands of visitors from all over. The city-wide event includes food vendors & trucks, live music & performances, and a huge crowd waiting for you to celebrate!
NOLA Caribbean Festival
NOLA Caribbean Fest is the perfect way to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month, and this year, it has expanded from one weekend to two! The festival will be at Central City BBQ with live music, authentic food from vendors, and lots of dancing! In addition to the fest, days are jam-packed with activities throughout the city. There’s the Kiddie Carnival Costume Workshop, the Trapical Pool Party, SOCAChella, Rum Punch Brunch, an all-white boat party, and much more!
Wednesday at the Square Concert Series
This free concert series features some well-known artists coming from all over the United States. Participants will get to witness a big performance stage, bands with indigenous music style, i.e., rock, jazz, swamp pop, etc. Also, the delicious bites and beverages at food stalls complement the sound of New Orleans. Note that outside food is prohibited.
Creole Tomato Festival
Head down to the French Market, the nation’s oldest marketplace, for the annual Creole Tomato Festival! The event will feature food, a parade, live music on four different stages, cooking demonstrations, eating competitions, giveaways, and more! This festival is free and open to the public.
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 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.
Things to Do in New Orleans in June
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
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.
Maple Leaf Bar
One of the most visited bars by tourists in New Orleans, the Maple Leaf Bar comes with outstanding live music & performances, bars & taverns, food vendors, and a lot of fun. The perfect place to enjoy with your friends, family or colleagues.