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Six Things to Do This Weekend, June 26 & 27

09:00 June 21, 2021
By: Olivia Longoria

Oddities and Curiosities Expo

Calling all lovers of the strange and bizarre! The Oddities and Curiosities Expo celebrates a range of venders and artists who share all kinds of weird artifacts. Meet new people while discovering anything from taxidermy to odd jewelry. Visit the expo on Saturday, June 26 at the Alario Center. 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego, odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com

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Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival

Live music and local seafood—two important characteristics of summer in New Orleans. But the fun at Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival doesn't end there. Bring your friends and family and enjoy carnival rides and art walks! The festival is from June 25 to 27. 4953 City Park St., Lafitte, 504-689-2407, townofjeanlafitte.com

Sale at Textures Furniture Store

Once a month, the warehouse at Textures Furniture Store is filled with unique rugs, art, décor, lighting, and more. Make a trip to their next sale on June 26 and 27, and find pieces that are perfect for your home! Items are first come, first serve, and can be up to 60% off retail price. 421 9th St., textureswarehouse.com

Restaurant Week New Orleans

The annual tradition of supporting local restaurants is coming up! From June 21 to 27, try something new or support a family favorite by doing what our city does best: eating! Restaurant Week features special fixed prices for both dine in or take out. Check out Restaurant Week's website to see participating restaurants. restaurantweekneworleans.com

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Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival

Come visit this free family function on June 26 and 27 at the Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and a judged cooking competition that highlights regional favorites. If you're feeling confident, enter the competition yourself! The entry fee is only $20 upon acceptance. 300 South River Rd., Baton Rouge, 225-802-9681, hitcitydigital.wixsite.com/brsoulfoodfest

Essence Festival 2021

This year, Essence Fest has created a virtual experience that will host interactive sessions. The virtual experience will include everything from the Wellness House, which offers self-care resources, to Essence After Dark, a fun online party of music. Don't miss the Beauty Carnival, a panel with industry insiders hat discuses redefining beauty trends and standards. essence.com/festival2021

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