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The 31st annual Creole Tomato Festival is one of several events going on in New Orleans this weekend.
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The 31st annual Creole Tomato Festival is one of several events going on in New Orleans this weekend.
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This weekend, June 10 and 11, New Orleans will be a hotspot for free events and kid-friendly activities. In fact, two out of the four events to look forward to this June, highlighted by Curbed NOLA last week, will happen this Saturday and Sunday.

From Saturday’s French Market District’s 31st annual Creole Tomato Festival to Sunday’s conclusion of New Orleans Pride at Long Vue House and Gardens, here is a compact list of every major event going on this weekend.

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1. French Market District’s 31st Annual Creole Tomato Festival (June 10 and 11, 10 a.m.)

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1008 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA
(504) 522-2621
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Between June 10 and 11, The French Market District will be a packed. The two-day event will showcase unique tomato-inspired cuisines, cooking demos, a tomato eating contest, a cook off, and musical performances from several local artists. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. on both days. Admission to the annual festival is free.

The Tomato festival will have two music stages. The first is located at Dutch Alley, which is just between North Peters Street and the Riverfront parking. The second stage will be located at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, located at 400 Esplanade Avenue.

For a list of performances, visit the Creole Tomato Festival’s official website.

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2. Pridefest on Elysian Fields (June 10, 2 p.m.)

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940 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Preceding the New Orleans Pride Parade, several artist, performers, and vendors will rally at Mags. The event will also recognize the celebrity Grand Marshal for the proceeding Pride Parade. Pridefest takes place between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m and is free and open to the public.

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3. New Orleans Pride Parade (June 10, 7:30 p.m.)

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701 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA

After the Pridefest activities, the New Orleans Pride Parade will fill the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods. Rolling at 7:30 p.m., the parade will have several marching groups, floats, and art displays.

The LGBTQ parade—which is the largest in Louisiana—rolls through the Marigny and French Quarter neighborhoods, hitting Frenchman, Decatur, Canal, and Bourbon streets.

A detailed map, directions to the parade, and road closures will be available soon on Curbed NOLA.

4. Family Equality Day (June 11, 10 a.m.)

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7 Bamboo Rd
New Orleans, LA

Towards the end of New Orleans Pride, Long Vue House and Gardens will host its annual picnic event on its eight-acre garden. The family-friendly event will have children activities, an award ceremony, music performances, a family yoga class, and complimentary snowballs. The organizers encourage attendees to bring food, blankets, chairs and other picnic essentials.

A schedule of events will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information about the upcoming picnic and its scheduled events, visit the official Long Vue House and Gardens’s Website.

1. French Market District’s 31st Annual Creole Tomato Festival (June 10 and 11, 10 a.m.)

1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA

Between June 10 and 11, The French Market District will be a packed. The two-day event will showcase unique tomato-inspired cuisines, cooking demos, a tomato eating contest, a cook off, and musical performances from several local artists. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. on both days. Admission to the annual festival is free.

The Tomato festival will have two music stages. The first is located at Dutch Alley, which is just between North Peters Street and the Riverfront parking. The second stage will be located at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, located at 400 Esplanade Avenue.

For a list of performances, visit the Creole Tomato Festival’s official website.

1008 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA

2. Pridefest on Elysian Fields (June 10, 2 p.m.)

940 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Preceding the New Orleans Pride Parade, several artist, performers, and vendors will rally at Mags. The event will also recognize the celebrity Grand Marshal for the proceeding Pride Parade. Pridefest takes place between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m and is free and open to the public.

940 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

3. New Orleans Pride Parade (June 10, 7:30 p.m.)

701 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA

After the Pridefest activities, the New Orleans Pride Parade will fill the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods. Rolling at 7:30 p.m., the parade will have several marching groups, floats, and art displays.

The LGBTQ parade—which is the largest in Louisiana—rolls through the Marigny and French Quarter neighborhoods, hitting Frenchman, Decatur, Canal, and Bourbon streets.

A detailed map, directions to the parade, and road closures will be available soon on Curbed NOLA.

701 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA

4. Family Equality Day (June 11, 10 a.m.)

7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans, LA

Towards the end of New Orleans Pride, Long Vue House and Gardens will host its annual picnic event on its eight-acre garden. The family-friendly event will have children activities, an award ceremony, music performances, a family yoga class, and complimentary snowballs. The organizers encourage attendees to bring food, blankets, chairs and other picnic essentials.

A schedule of events will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information about the upcoming picnic and its scheduled events, visit the official Long Vue House and Gardens’s Website.

7 Bamboo Rd
New Orleans, LA