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June Events

New Orleans Oyster Festival

Celebrate the versatility of our region’s favorite bivalve at the New Orleans Oyster Festival on June 3-4 at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. You can taste the oyster creations from over 20 restaurants, as well as enjoy competitions in oyster shucking, oyster eating and the largest oyster. Live music will be provided by local bands including Flow Tribe and Bag of Donuts. It’s free and open to the public, but VIP passes are available at $75 daily. Information, NolaOysterFest.org.




New Orleans International Beer Festival

Come to Champions Square June 3 for two-ounce unlimited sampling of craft beers from around the world at the New Orleans International Beer Festival. There’s also food, a cider garden, seminars, a beer garden for “cask” beers, music and games. General admission tickets, $40 in advance, designated driver tickets (you can’t drink any  beers), $20 in advance. NewOrleansInternationalBeerfest.com.








ESSENCE Festival

Get ready to “party with a purpose” at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival from June 29-July 2 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Musical acts include Diana Ross, John Legend, Chaka Khan and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Speakers include the Rev. Al Sharpton and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Ticket packages start at $150. Information, EssenceFestival.com.







Jun 1-Oct 1: New at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information, Noma.org

Jun 1- Jul 9: Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico, Newcomb Museum. Information, NewcombArtMuseum.tulane.edu

Jun 5: The Bacon Brothers, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com

Jun 6-11: Mamma Mia!, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com

Jun 8: Muse + Thirty Seconds to Mars + PVRIS, Champions Square. Information, Ticketmaster.com

Jun 9-11: New Orleans Pride, French Quarter. Information, PrideNewOrleans.com

Jun 9: Journey with Special Guest Asia, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

Jun 10-11: French Market Creole Tomato Festival, French Market. Information, FrenchMarket.org

Jun 10: A Night of Worship with Bethel Music & Housefires, Lakefront Arena. Information, Arena.UNO.edu

Jun 11: Tour de Fat Featuring Corey Harper, Joy Theater. Information, TheJoyTheater.com

Jun 13: Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com

Jun 13: Third Eye Blind + Silversun Pickups, Champions Square. Information, Ticketmaster.com

Jun 13: WWE Smackdown Live, Smoothie King Center. Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com

Jun 22-24: Festigals, JW Marriott Hotel. Information, Festigals.org.

Jun 24-25: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Armstrong Park. Information, JazzAndHeritage.org/Cajun-Zydeco

Jun 27: Boston - Hyper Space Tour, Saenger Theater. Information, SaengerNOLA.com



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