That slurping sound rising from the riverfront June 3-4? That’s participants in the New Orleans Oyster Festival’s annual eating competition at Woldenberg Park (p. 45), where 20-plus restaurants serve up bivalve-based dishes while live bands perform. More in a mater mood? Load up June 10-11 during the French Market Creole Tomato Festival (p. 44). Tomato vendors, food booths, cooking demos, multiple music stages; did we mention the Bloody Mary Market? Burlesque, comedy, variety arts, sideshow and circus acts—step right up, folks, and check out the Snake Oil Festival at the Howlin’ Wolf (p. 48), where performers from across the nation fly their freak flags June 15-16. Cajun country comes to town June 24-25 with a number of the region’s top music acts performing for free during the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival at Armstrong Park (p. 42). Rubboards, accordions, two-step dancing, Cajun cuisine; that’s how you pass a good time!
Lousiana Oyster Festival