Special Events

Book a site in City Park for festivals, concerts, sporting events and more

City Park is the perfect destination for special events in New Orleans! For more than 100 years, City Park has hosted festivals, concerts, sporting events and cultural events for crowds of all sizes – from hundreds of guests to 50,000 festival-goers.

Interested in booking a special event at City Park? All event organizers must submit a Special Event Application for consideration. Events are not booked more than one year in advance, and we accept applications for new events February 1 – October 1. All events must pay a venue fee that is based on availability, impact on the park, and number of participants. You may put a “hold” on an event date for 30 days, after which a signed contract must be in place to guarantee the date. See the Special Event Application for additional information and event requirements.

Please note: To book a wedding, birthday party, a catered corporate event or other private event, please contact our sales and catering department.

The following are examples of “special events”:
* Run/walks
* Marathons
* Outdoor concerts
* Outdoor movies
* Fishing rodeos
* Dog shows
* Outdoor art exhibits
* Theatrical performances