NOWFE 2019 [Courtesy of Gustavo Escanelle]

Best Things to Do in New Orleans This Month

07:00 May 29, 2024
By: Staff

Lakeside2Riverside: June 2024

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New Orleans Pride

June 1-8 | neworleanspride.org/events

New Orleans Pride is here and queer, so get used to it. Save the date for New Orleans' most extravagant and colorful LGBT Pride experience. There will be events scheduled from June 1-8, all filled with great times and community while celebrating and uplifting queer New Orleanians. On June 1, a pride gala will be held at the LaBranche House starting at 7 p.m. The Black Queer Legacy Summit will be on June 7 at the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District. PrideFest and Black Queer Community Fest will be on June 8, and NOLA Pride will end with a parade that night through the Marigny and French Quarter

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New Orleans Public Library's Summer of Fun

June 1-July 31 | nolalibrary.or[g/in-the-library/summer-fun

New Orleans Public Library's Summer of Fun event is returning, and if you need motivation to get back into the world of books, now is the time. To participate, simply fill out a form at your local library location, register online, or download the Beanstack tracker. The Beanstack helps with tracking your reading progress from your phone or tablet. After you have signed up, read and complete your reading activities while making sure you keep track of your progress. Once you have read 800 minutes worth of books reading materials, visit the New Orleans Public Library for a special prize.

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New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

June 5-9 | nowfe.com

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience will host their 32nd annual food showcasing event from June 5-9. The festival features different main stage events, a wine competition, and more. Attendees are able to purchase a ticket for each event and have the opportunity to try innovative dishes created by chefs from New Orleans and all over the world. Events include Vinola; Tournament of Rosés; the Grand Tasting; Burlesque, Bubbly, and Brunch; and much more, so make sure to purchase a ticket for the event you would like to attend. Proceeds go to nonprofits throughout New Orleans.

Creole Tomato Festival [baldeaglebluff/Wikimedia Commons]

Creole Tomato Festival

June 8-9 | frenchmarket.org/creoletomatofest

The Creole Tomato Fest is coming back June 8 and 9 for its 38th year. The festival will feature live music at the French Market and Dutch Alley, food vendors, and activities for the whole family. Local farmers will have fresh Creole tomatoes on sale. Merchandise will also be available for purchase. Two food vendors, Alberto's Cheese and Wine Bistro and Holy Crepes!, will be featuring Creole tomato dishes for attendees to try. Alberto's will have a Creole tomate gazpacho and Creole tomate mener, while Holy Crepes! will have a Creole tomato salad crepe. Grab your family and celebrate Louisiana's bountiful tomatoes.

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2nd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival

June 15 | whitneyplantation.org

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival will be taking place at the Whitney Plantation on June 15 in Edgard, Louisiana. This festival is an exciting learning opportunity for people of all ages to participate in different workshops and learn the steps towards healing and reconciliation via confronting triggers and trauma. Vendors will also be there to sell jewelry, artwork, food, arts and crafts, and apparel. The best part about this event is that it is completely free. The entrance fee into the plantation will also be waived. Come out to learn and celebrate freedom.

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Jammin' for Justice

June 22 | all4energy.org/jamwithus.html

Jammin' for Justice is a collaborative concert created by the Alliance for Affordable Energy and Tipitina's to raise money for equitable and affordable energy for all Louisianians. The concert will be on June 22, doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Performers will include Leo Nocentelli of The Meters, Papa Mali of Papa Mali's Brand New Bag, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Corey Glover of Living Colour. Tickets are $40 and are available on Tipitina's website. Buy your ticket, enjoy your food and drinks, and support the environment.

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