Foodies enamored by fresh seafood and local produce may want to consider visiting New Orleans in June. That’s because the month signals the kickoff of two signature events. They are the Oyster Festival and the Creole Tomato Festival. The Oyster Festivaltraditionally takes place the first weekend of the month. It is a great place to enjoy such Louisiana favorites as oyster po-boys, creamy grits, oyster gumbo and shrimp remoulade. Attendees are also treated to two day’s worth of shake-a-leg, live entertainment.
The Creole Tomato Festival, on the other hand, takes place the second weekend of the month in the French Market District. The French Market District is an awesome place all by itself. Thus, the fresh creole tomatoes, scrumptious veggie dishes and live entertainment only add to its appeal.
Not tempted by seafood and tomatoes? Then consider booking your vacation in July. It’s the time of year when cocktails take center stage. The event is known as the Tales of Cocktail and it usually runs mid-month. While there, be sure to try some of the classics like the vieux carre, Ramos gin fizz, sazerac and Arnaud’s special.
Can’t decide on a favorite dish? Well, the COOLinary New Orleans event may be more to your liking. It offers a full month’s worth of opportunities to enjoy a bevy of New Orleans’ delights. Dishes to consider sinking your silverware into include crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo ya-ya, boudin and fried gator.
Once you are finished enjoying all of the incredible foods, be sure to fit in a New Orleans Tour Center excursion. We offer an array of tour options that are sure to satisfy your hunger for adventure, history and more. To learn more about the tours and New Orleans food, contact us online or by calling 1-504-533-4544.