May 30, 2024 - Things to Do

Cajun Zydeco Festival and more things to do in New Orleans this weekend

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Cajun Zydeco Festival and a new pop-up heat up this weekend in New Orleans, with lots more to do around the city.

The intrigue: Check out our best bets for things to do.


๐ŸŒˆ The New Orleans Film Society has a special LGBTQ+ showcase with two films at The Broad Theater. (Details)

๐Ÿ˜‚ Comedian Nate Bargatze is at the Smoothie King Center. (Details)


๐Ÿง˜ Speakeasy Yoga is offering its first summer class at StayCation, a cool new pop-up between Txow Txow Pintxos and Rahm Haus. (Details)

๐ŸŽธ Free Fridays are back at Tipitina's. This week, it's Flow Tribe with Marina Orchestra. (Details)

๐Ÿป Care Forgot Brewery is celebrating its grand opening. (Details)

๐ŸŽˆ The NOLA Motorsports Park has a hot air balloon glow and laser show Friday and Saturday. (Details)

๐ŸŽป The Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival returns Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 Friday and free Saturday. (Details)

โ›ˆ๏ธ The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans offers hurricane season resources starting at 10am. (Details)

๐Ÿค  Cody Johnson is at the Smoothie King Center. (Details)

๐Ÿ“š The Symphony Book Fair runs at the Lakefront Arena through Sunday. (Details)


๐ŸŒ€ Pontchartrain Conservancy hosts its Storm Aware and Prepare event from 9am to noon. Attendees will get free hurricane season resources. (Details)

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ The Ogden Museum's Magnolia Ball offers live entertainment, a silent auction and gallery access. (Details)

๐Ÿฆ Celebrate Black Birders Week at Audubon Park. (Details)


๐Ÿ’ƒ The AllWays Lounge has a swing night with dancing and lessons. (Tickets)

โ˜‚๏ธ The Scene Boosters second-line at 1pm. (Details)


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