Weekend Picks: June Under the Moon, Creole Tomato Fest, Pride Festival

Creole Tomato Fest, Pride Weekend, and June Under the Moon in City Park are just a few of the things we've got for our weekend picks!

by Mary Staes
June 6, 2019

This weekend is packed! Creole Tomato Fest, Pride Weekend, and June Under the Moon in City Park are just a few of the things we’ve got for our weekend picks!

Fri. June 7, 2019

What: June Under the Moon
When: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: City Park Carousel Gardens
Price: $30, additional $10 for canine companions

Open beer bars, unlimited amusement park rides, food, vodka snoballs and this year, you’ll be able to bring your pups thanks to the LASPCA. Only 101 dogs will be allowed in the park and they’ll only be able to ride the train, no other rides.  Click here for more information.

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
Getting there
7 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Mon-Fri Closed
Sat-Sun 11am–6pm
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@djsoulsister PURPLE TAKEOVER is back at One Eyed Jacks! • June 7

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What: DJ Soul Sister presents the 4th Annual Purple Takeover
When: 10 p.m.
Where: One Eyed Jacks
Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Dance like it’s 1999 to all your favorite Prince and Prince-related jams from The Time, Sheila E. and Vanity 6. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Electric Girls, a local non-profit that builds girls’ confidence and capabilities by engaging them through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Click here for more information.

Sat. June 8, 2019

What: Creole Tomato Fest
When: Starts at 11 a.m. Jun 8 & 9
Where: French Market
Price: Free to attend

The 33rd annual French Market Creole Tomato Festival will host two days of live music on two stages, cooking demonstrations, food booths featuring treasured and unique Creole Tomato dishes, kid’s activities, and the 4th annual Bloody Mary Market in Dutch Alley. Click here for more information.

Shops of the Colonnade
Getting there
1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Mon-Sun 10am–5pm
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Love Wins: Pride 2016

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What: Pride Parade
When: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Starts at Elysian Fields Ave. and Royal Street
Price: Free

This parade is the largest pride parade on the Gulf Coast The family viewing area will be at Jackson Square and paid balcony viewing is at Good Friends Bar & Queens Head Pub, Oz New Orleans, Bourbon Pub and Parade. Click here for the full route and more information.

French Quarter
Getting there
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA

Sun. June 9, 2019


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A little fringe never hurt anyone… 📷 @ashybay92 #pythianmarket

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What: Pride Weekend Drag Brunch
When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Pythian Market
Price: Free to attend

Thirteen food vendors will have all kinds of brunch options for purchase, bottomless mimosas, and libations from Bar 1908. Click here for more information. 

Pythian Market
Getting there
234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Mon-Wed 8am–8pm
Thu-Sat 8am–9pm
Sun 8am–3pm
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What: Family Equality Day at Long Vue House and Gardens
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Long Vue House and Gardens
Price: Free

Longue Vue was the family home of Edith and Edgar Stern, two of New Orleans’s leading philanthropists and activists of the 20th century. The Sterns used their beautiful home to entertain, and also to champion causes in civil rights and social justice. Family Equality Day aims to honor their legacy by opening the house to all families. Click here for more information.

There will be performances, crafts, kid-friendly activities, and a resource tent tailored to LGBTQ+ families.

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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