Featured Events

There is always something happening in City Park!

Big Bass Fishing Rodeo & Fishtival

The Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival draws large crowds each year for people of all ages to try their hand at hooking the biggest catch.

Botanical Garden Education Classes

The Botanical Garden leads a host of classes for adults and children. Please visit Botanical Garden Education page for information on individual classes.

Celebration In The Oaks

Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the south, with more than 150,000 visitors pouring into the park to see the month-long, magical winter spectacle.

Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series

This weekly series showcases a changing lineup of musicians and bands playing everything from ragtime to classical jazz.

Fall Garden Festival

The annual Fall Garden Festival invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational classes and family-friendly activities.

Scarecrow Trail

Create a one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the Fall Garden Festival Scarecrow Contest! Individuals, families, businesses, civic organizations and schools are all invited to participate in this annual competition. 

Friends Fest

Without the generous support of Friends of City Park members, so many wonderful park projects would not be possible.

Ghost in the Oaks

This spook-tacular two-night Halloween fundraising event hosted by the Friends of City Park offers non-scary fun for the whole family.

Lark in the Park

Since 1982, Lark in the Park has been the premier annual fundraising event hosted by Friends of City Park. With 85 percent of City Park’s operating income coming from self-generated funds, events like Lark in the Park are critical to the Park’s capital improvements.

Martini Madness

Grab ‘olive’ your friends for a great cause! More than 30 specialty martinis – from the classics to one-of-a-kind creations – are the highlight of this annual fundraiser hosted by Friends of City Park. Guests are also treated to exquisite eats from local restaurants and live entertainment.

Pelican Greenhouse Plant Sales

The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales featuring a wide variety of plants.  Admission to the plant sale is free.

Garden Party Concerts

This outdoor concert series takes place on the Robert B. Haspel Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

Spring Garden Show

The annual Spring Garden Show invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational classes and family-friendly activities. The festival includes plant and garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, the Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

Swing in the Oaks

Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic fare to this free annual concert on Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and City Park.

Happy 3rd of July

Join us as we celebrate the 3rd of July! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy patriotic music with the Marine Corps Band New Orleans on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and fireworks at the Peristyle.

Earth Day

Earth Day a celebration of our home! Come to this annual event to learn about recycling, green initiatives, and more. And of course to have fun! Music, dancing, educational lectures, cooking demos - we know you'll have a great time! 

June Under the Moon

All the rides and beer you want for one low price on a beautiful City Park summer night!( A 21+ event)

Once in a Brew Moon

We're doing it again! A HUGE party in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and you're invited!

Egg Scramble

One bit of advice: bring your camera – you will want to capture the look of sheer joy on your child’s face at the annual Easter Egg Hunt, one of the year’s can’t-miss family events at City Park. 

Brews and Boos

A party in the Amusement Park with an open beer bar, tricks and treats! (21+ only)

Varsity Party

A party just for High Schoolers! Ride the Amusement Park rides and bring your glowsticks! 

Moonshine Fever

Summertime fun with unlimited rides in the Amusement Park, food, entertainment, open beer bars, and more! (21+)