Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • August Plant Sale

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. Admission to the plant sale is free. The August Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip.

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party (21+)

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    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route. Enjoy food and spirits from over 30 restaurants while dancing to live music.

    Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Hours: 7:30 pm – 11pm

    Please note:

    -Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans) You will be turned away at the door if you arrive not in at least cocktail attire.
    -No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
    -All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given.

    -All spirits provided by Republic National Distributing Company.

    Please email Natalie at for details on how to become a vendor.

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Family Party

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    This event takes place in Carousel Gardens. Join us in celebrating the start of the season! This is a party for the whole family and the whole family will have a blast! Tickets for this event tend to sell out before the event. Don't wait to get yours. Only a certain number of tickets will be sold, and once sold out, no tickets will be sold at the door.

    Kids get the royal holiday treatment at their own Celebration in the Oaks Party and – bonus! – mom and dad can enjoy this family experience without lifting a finger. Your little ones will feel like the kings and queens of the ball at this fun-filled party. Star Wars Storm Troopers & Jedis, Frozen characters, a Christmas Tree Stilt Walker, and an Elf Juggler - AND SO MUCH MORE! 

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Run/Walk

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    This event takes place on the southside of the Park 2pm to 5pm. This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at