Louis Armstrong sang about magnolias in June but that's not the only reason to visit New Orleans this month. Here's what's happening and why you need to stay on our site and book a room right now!


Featured Event:
June 19/Juneteenth, A Celebration of Freedom, at Destrehan Plantation


Celebrate Juneteen with a free Unheard Voices Tour and Juneteenth Ceremony at Destrehan Plantation from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The event will feature live music by Aniyah Bickham, a performance by The Black Masking Indians, a genealogy presentation by Brianna Brown, and free food and beverages. Learn more.


June 7-12/New Orleans Food and Wine Experience

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience with events at restaurants citywide. Learn more.

June 11 & 12/Cajun Zydeco Festival

Louis Armstrong Park will be home once again to the Cajun Zydeco Festival. There will be music, sensational seafood, and one-of-a-kind crafts. Admission is free. Learn more.

June 11 & 12/Creole Tomato Festival

This annual festival is back just like the Creole tomato it celebrates! Head for the French Market for a second line parade, live music, tomato eating contests, kids activities, and great food and drink from popular New Orleans restaurants. Learn more

June 30-July 3/Essence Festival of Culture® Presented by Coca-Cola®

Who's ready for some culture? Come see internationally famous stars, get your fill of your favorite foods, participate in career advancement opportunities and more. View entertainment lineup.

Destrehan Plantation photo by Robert Proctor/Compucast

Posted: May 16 2022 | Blog