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New Orleans Weekend Guide: June 8 – 9, 2013

Get ready for the weekend! A lot of great events are planned around New Orleans. Festivals, a charity bar crawl, and more…

Saturday, June 8

610 stompers

Members of New Orleans’ 610 Stompers (Photo Credit: uptownmessenger.com)

610 Stompers Ball Crawl

In support of Team Gleason, the 610 Stompers will hold their 4th annual Ball Crawl through Uptown New Orleans. With the theme of “A Streetcar Named Da’Fire”, participating bars include Grit’s, Le Bon Temps, Fat Harry’s, The Kingpin, and Superior Seafood. Participants are encouraged to don their best ’80s fashion, coming ready to dance in the streets. Read the full Miss A profile here.

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 1 – 10 p.m.

Start is at Grit’s Bar
530 Lyons Street
New Orleans LA 70115

TICKETS: $30/person. Please purchase tickets here.


Saturday, June 8

flow tribe

Flow Tribe (Photo Credit: Zack Smith / nola.com)

Best of the Big Easy Party

At The Metropolitan Night Club at Generations Hall, Where Ya’t Magazine will hold its Best of the Big Easy Party, heralding some of New Orleans’ favorite musicians and cuisine. The night will showcase performances by Flow Tribe, Fleur de Tease, and Mississippi Rail Company, as well as a fashion show by Hemline. While General Admission is free, VIP tickets ($20/person) will include a complimentary cocktail hour prior to the event.

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013
VIP Entry: 8:00 p.m.
General Admission: 9:00 p.m.

The Metropolitan Night Club
310 Andrew Higgins Drive
New Orleans LA 70130
Ph. 504-568-1702

VIP Entry: $20/person
General Admission: Free
Please purchase tickets here.
Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9

cajun-zydeco festival in new orleans

Cajun-Zydeco Festival in New Orleans (Photo Credit: Eric Simon / nola.com)

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Celebrating one of Louisiana’s native music scenes, the Cajun-Zydeco Festival will feature the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Rosie Ledet, Beausoleil, and other popular artists of the genre. In addition to the musical acts, who will perform across two stages at the Old U.S. Mint, the event will also present a renowned selection of culinary purveyors, artists, and craftsmen.

Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m

Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans LA 70116

TICKETS: Admission is free.
Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9

New Orleans Creole Tomato Festival

Music-making at the Creole Tomato Festival (Photo Credit: experienceneworleans.com)

Creole Tomato Festival

Held in New Orleans’ historic French Market, the annual Creole Tomato Festival ushers in the much-awaited harvesting season. In addition to live music and children’s activities, highlights include cooking demonstrations, farmers’ booths, eating contests, and official “Creole Tomato Parade.”

Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

French Market
1008 N. Peters Street
New Orleans LA 70116

TICKETS: Admission is free.

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