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.
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 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.
This weekly series showcases a changing lineup of musicians and bands playing everything from ragtime to classical jazz.
The annual Fall Garden Festival invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational classes and family-friendly activities.
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.
Without the generous support of Friends of City Park members, so many wonderful park projects would not be possible.
This spook-tacular two-night Halloween fundraising event hosted by the Friends of City Park offers non-scary fun for the whole family.
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.
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.
The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales featuring a wide variety of plants. Admission to the plant sale is free.
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.
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.
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 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!
All the rides and beer you want for one low price on a beautiful City Park summer night!( A 21+ event)
We're doing it again! A HUGE party in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and you're invited!
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.
A party in the Amusement Park with unlimited rides, open beer bars, tricks and treats! (21+ only)
Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April and October.
Nights of Frights - Scout Island Scream Park. For select days in October, Scout Island, a wooded area located in City Park North of I-610, will be transformed into a land of terror.