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Events for Everyone: 5 Reasons to Visit New Orleans Now
Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28) – Whether it’s catching your favorite country music stars during Bayou Country Superfest, checking out the annual Greek Fest in Bayou St. John or packing a picnic to enjoy by the river, New Orleans is always a family-friendly holiday weekend destination.
New Orleans Pride (June 8-10) – Visitors from all over the world head to New Orleans every June to attend Pride – the city’s dynamic and thriving festival celebrating the diversity and visibility of the Gulf Coast’s LGBTQ community.
Father’s Day (June 17) – Take a break from boring ties and cliché coffee mugs, and treat dad to something different this year by celebrating Father’s Day in New Orleans, complete with a round of golf at Audubon Park and a post-game bourbon or beer in Windsor Court’s Polo Club Lounge.
Essence Festival (July 5-8) – Fresh on the heels of 4th of July and headlined by entertainment icons like Janet Jackson and Idris Elba, this weekend offers three nights of unforgettable performances alongside outdoor markets, artist demonstrations and inspirational seminars.
COOLinary (August 1-31) – The Crescent City is considered by many to be one of the culinary capitals of the world, so it’s not surprise that New Orleans devotes an entire month to experiencing its vast cuisine through specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at hundreds of restaurants around town.