The summer is sailing by, and it’s about to be Father’s Day already! If dad isn’t big on gifts (or maybe you just forgot to grab one), no worries. There’s lots to do in town to celebrate fathers across the city.
Here are our weekend picks:
Fri. June 14, 2019
What: Brother O’Mara Workshop
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: NOLA Craft Culture
Join one of New Orleans’ favorite but mysterious artists, Brother O’Mara, to learn how to craft one of his signature skulls, followed by a Q&A with the brother himself! Click here to read more about Brother O’Mara or here to purchase tickets to the workshop.
What: Father’s Day Playdate
When: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kindermusik with Madeline
Price: $20 per child
Dads, this playdate is for you (and your kids, of course!). Bond through music, dancing, and fun. Twirl Photography will be on hand to do portraits. Click here for more information.
Sat. June 15, 2019
What: Fifth Annual Pirates Ball
When: 8 – 11 p.m.
Where: The Cannery
Don your pirate garb and join Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. for a night of adventure! Odyssey House’s mission is to help people overcome addiction, and the Pirate Ball is a swashbuckling good time filled with great food, libations, entertainment from The NOLA Dukes, and a silent auction. Click here to buy tickets.
What: Not So Skinny Dip: A Plus-Size Pool Party
When: 5 – 10 p.m.
Where: The Drifter Hotel
Treat yourself to a day of fun in the sun, new friends, and slaying outfits. This event is more than a fabulous time – it’s a space for plus-size people to feel comfortable and joyous in their bodies. Click here for more information.
What: Growing up Fatherless: The Father’s Day Tribute
When: 3 – 7 p.m.
Where: 1024 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
With Father’s Day slowly approaching, do you ever stop to think about how hard this time of year can be for girls with incarcerated fathers? Each mentee of Daughters Beyond Incarceration feels bombarded with reminders to celebrate their father but don’t know how. This year, DBI is celebrating incarcerated fathers with Navigate Nola using Photo voice. This photo presentation includes all you can eat crawfish and fixin’s with mentees. Click here for more information.
Sun. June 16, 2019
What: Soca Fete
When: 4 – 10 p.m.
Where: Deja Vieux Food Park
A celebration of the pulsating rythyms of Soca music and Caribbean culture. Featuring authentic Caribbean food and drinks, arts & craft vendors, and the event is kid friendly! Click here for more information.
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What: Father’s Day Brews and BBQ
When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Urban South Brewery
Price: Free to attend
A BBQ Pop Up, seven special beers on draft, live music from Casey Saba, 15% off men’s merchandise, and a bounce house for the kiddos sounds like an awesome way to spend Father’s Day. Click here for more information.