Big Freedia and Big Tunes Are The Best Free Events This Weekend

Here are the best free events going on in New Orleans this weekend!

by Alex Galbraith
August 10, 2018

If you’re reading this, it’s too late to see the best free event the city had to offer this week. Tank & The Bangas performed on Thursday at the Aloft Hotel for the price of no dollars and if you weren’t there, we can’t help you. But you can dry your tears on the stacks of money you’ll save by only hitting up free events this weekend.

Check out a few of our favorites below.

Heatwave! 5th Anniversary Edition

Ann Glaviano has kept her Motown night and its safe dancefloor going in the city for half a decade. If New Orleans’ Heatwave nights were a child, they’d be in kindergarten right now. That has to be worth celebrating, right?

Where: Twelve Mile Limit
When: Saturday, August 11, 10 p.m.

Twelve Mile Limit
Getting there
500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Thu 5pm–12am
Fri 5pm–2am
Sat 1pm–2am
Sun 10am–12am
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Big Freedia at The Maison

Yeah, you might have missed Tank. However, her Head Banga tourmate is also doing a free show this weekend and there’s still time to get there. Check out the Queen Diva on Saturday for absolutely zero greenbacks.

Where: The Maison
When: Saturday, August 11, 10 p.m.

The Maison
Getting there
508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Mon-Wed Closed
Thu 4pm–1am
Fri 4pm–2:30am
Sat 1pm–3am
Sun 4pm–2am
More Info

Local Uproar

Local Uproar might just be the best free event in the city. Not only is the comedy free, there’s also free ice cream! That’s called coming out ahead.

Where: The AllWays Lounge
When: Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m.

The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret
Getting there
2240 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon-Fri 6pm–12am
Sat 6pm–2:30am
Sun 6pm–12am

7th Ward Ice Cream Speakeasy

The ice cream is more-than-likely not free at this pop-up event by the oddball flavor originators at 7th Ward. There will be entertainment, though, and you should never turn down the opportunity to see a free show. Loren Farese, Jeremy Joyce, and Caitlin Hill will perform.

Where: 1426 Touro Street
When: Friday, August 10 at 10 p.m.

1426 Touro St
Getting there
1426 Touro St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA


There are few places more relaxing than the chime tree in City Park. Start your comedown from Saturday right with some free yoga underneath this singing behemoth.

Where: Chime Tree, City Park
When: Sunday, August 12 at 10 a.m.

City Park
Getting there
City Park, New Orleans, LA, USA

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