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

There’s a lot going on in the city this weekend!

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
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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.

One Eyed Jacks
$$ $$
Getting there
615 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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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 - French Market
Getting there
1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Opening Hours
Mon 8am–5pm
Tue-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 8am–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
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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
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Getting there
234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Open Now
Mon-Sat 8am–8pm
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.