Whether you’re  looking for music, food, pride or spirituality, we’ve gotcha covered. June festivals especially, leave nothing to the imagination. With an eclectic line up, there is so much fun to be had we can’t wait to get out there! So, take your pick or attend all of them.  The city is your playground, so have some fun at New Orleans Festivals in June.

June Festivals In New Orleans


Oyster Festival

Saturday, June 2nd-Sunday June 3rd from 10:30am-8pm at Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St. NOLA. Join all of your closest friends for FREE live music, food, fun and of course OYSTERS. Participate in an oyster shucking contest, as well as an oyster eating contest. Finally let’s not forget the largest oyster contest. Local restaurants will be on site with delicious seafood specialties for the tasting. Shuck it up and have a great time.

June Under the Moon

Friday, June 3rd from 7:30pm-10:30pm at the Carousel Gardens in City Park, 1 Palm Dr., NOLA. (Enter on Victory Ave.) You MUST BE 21 to attend this event! For just $30 The Carousel Gardens turn into an adult playland. Free rides on the black light-disco carousel, music to jam along with on the other rides. Oh, did I mention beer is free, in addition to some food. There will also be some food for purshase along with June under the Moon Lemonade soaked Vodka gummy bears. Since we know you want want to miss this one, find a Parent’s Night Out and have fun!

NCC NOLA Worship Fest

Friday, June 8th- Sunday June 10th at New Covenant Church New Orleans, 2215 N. Derbigny St., NOLA. Come worship with us, gain spirituality as well as confidence. Times for worship vary, so check registration link for details.

New Orleans Pride Festival

Friday, June 8th- Sunday June 10th.  Pride weekend is one of the most eventful and welcoming fests you’ll find in NOLA. The theme is commUNITY, and it never loses its meaning. There are a host of events to attend. However,  to kick off pride week, eat out at a local participating restaurant. In Dining Out for Life, money goes to the NO/AIDS Task Force! Also, on June 9th at 7:30pm catch the kid friendly Pride Parade in the French Quarter with this year’s Grand Marshall, Amanda Shaw.

NOLA Gaming Fest

Friday, June 8th- Sunday, June 10th at NOLA Motorsports, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, 70094. Presented by the IGL Foundation, this is the third year for unlimited fun and competition! We are bringing together all types of gamers, including youth, to compete and play in more ways that you can imagine.  Since you may not be able to make it to the facility,  online tournaments can either be played at home or at the venue! Be sure to get your tickets and schedules.

Jeff Fish Fest & Rodeo 2018

 Saturday, June 9th from 6:30am-12pm at Lafreniere Park we are holding our annual Fishing Rodeo as well as a Family Festival. Trophies will be awarded in different categories for kids ages 10 & under, 11-17 and 18+(the adults get entered into a 50/50 and split the pot). So, grab your gear and join us near Shelter 6. In addition to fishing, access will be granted to the Swamp Zone, which includes games, crafts, Inflatables, boats, food and more.

NOLA Ameripolitan Festival 2018

Saturday, June 9th- Sunday June 10th  at Siberia Lounge, 2227 St. Claude Ave., NOLA. Experience and enjoy original music with prominent roots influence in Honky Tonk, Rockabilly, Western Swing and Outlaw. Seems like our roots may stretch further than some of us knew.

32nd Annual Creole Tomato Festival

Saturday, June 9th- Sunday, June 10th, in Dutch Alley at the Farmers Market. Celebrate and have a fantastic time. FREE with plenty of activities for the kiddos, food, live music, this fest is probably as good as it gets. There are fresh tomatoes to go around, cooking demos and even a Bloody Mary Market. Be Ripe & Ready beause they also have a 2 mile run/walk! 

The Food of Love (Shakespeare Festival)

Thursday, June 14th at 7:30pm on Tulane University Uptown Campus at the Lupin Theatre. Come see Leslie Castay pay homage to Shakespeare and others in her cabaret performance, beacuse where would we be without the arts.

2018 New Orleans Tango Festival

Thursday, June 14th- Sunday, June 17th at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in the French Quarter. Tango Fest includes an exciting lineup of guest  Djs and artists, as well as varying themes and locations. Celebrate NOLA’s 300th Year in style on June 16th  with a Tango on the Creole Queen.


Thursday, June 21st- Sunday, June 24th. Commemorate New Orleans’ Tricentennial Year with events for women out together by women. Sponsored by Jung Hotel and Residences of the New Orleans Hotel Collection, enjoy special activities bringing together and consequently, empowering women from every background. Especially awesome will be the 2nd Line march against Domestic Violence on June 22nd.

Swamp Magic Fest

Friday, June 22nd-Sunday, June 24th at Haunted Museum, 826 & 828 N. Rampart St., in the French Quarter. Mystic, Magic and Supernatural entertainment take over the Quarter! Participate in ceremonies, seances, tours, conjure classes and trips. Meet her High Priestess, Voodoo Queens and Witchy women as well as much more, all for FREE. Don’t be afraid to upgrade your package or add on a la carte events! Most noteworthy, some proceeds will go to Stop Domestic Violence and Louisiana Bucket Brigade. Furthermore, the leaders who conjured up this event throw bones out to fellow festers this weekend by supporting Festigal’s 2nd Line in addition to The Cajun-Zydeco Festival food vendors. One Love!

Louisiana Catfish Festival

Friday, June 22nd- Saturday, June 24th at St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church, 17324 La. 631(aka.Hwy 90) in Des Allemands. Take a quick trip over to Des Allemands(I assure you it’s not that far) for fresh caught catfish dishes, live entertainment, amusement rides and especially for the fun.

NOLA Caribbean Festival

Saturday, June 23rd- Sunday, June 24th at Central City BBQ, 1201 S.Rampart St., NOLA. Celebrate Caribbean music, heritage, cuisine, dance, culture and roots throughout New Orleans. Although the festival itself takes place at Central City BBQ, events and parties will also be happening at several different locations around NOLA.

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Saturday, June 23rd- Sunday June 24th at Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., NOLA. In its 12th year, the CZF will continue to showcase ‘the greatest collection of Cajun and Zydeco artists’ to date including Grammy Winners The Lost Bayou Ramblers. This year we will feature local Seafood vendors, Arts Market vendors, as well as a Kids Crafts Tent.

Have fun festing in June!

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15 Fabulous and Fun Festivals In New Orleans In June