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Weekend Picks: Father’s Day and More

Party on this Saturday before you spend time focusing on fatherly love Sunday.

The Howlin' Wolf hosts Snake Oil Festival this weekend. (Photo via Facebook)

Don’t forget about dear ol’ Dad, y’all. This Sunday, Audubon Park offers a race in his honor, but we have a few other ideas to help honor the special man. Snake Oil Festival returns for the third year, while Mid-City Yacht Club and Music Box Village throw parties sure to turn up the dial on your weekend. If you’re feeling partied out, you could always take things a little easier with an art and cocktail stroll down Julia Street or meditation at Marigny Opera House.

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1. Snake Oil Festival — Three days of burlesque, comedy, sideshow, circus acts and more starts Thursday when Snake Oil Festival hosts its third year at The Howlin’ Wolf. Workshops, shows, and a whole lot more await. Tickets start at $20.


2. Mid-City Yacht Club 10 Year Anniversary – Raise a glass to 10 years with one of Mid-City’s finest sports bars this weekend. Starting Saturday at 1 p.m., join Mid-City Yacht Club for live music, giveaways, and drink specials. It’s rumored a giant inflatable water slide will also be present, so pack a suit. Free admission.

The Music Box Village (Photo: Paul Broussard)

3. BloomsBotanica at Music Box Village — Mark the changing of the seasons with the Music Box Village. From 2 to 10 p.m., their summer solstice celebration will include a waterslide, DJ sets, and a full-on dance party. Free admission from 2 to 6 p.m., starting at 10 p.m. admission required; tickets start at $10.

4. Julia Street Art Stroll and Cocktails – Art AND cocktails in the morning? That’s what Loews New Orleans is offering this Saturday. Grab a $2 eye opener from the Swizzle Stick Bar, and head out Julia Street for an art gallery stroll at 10:30 a.m. Free, don’t forget to RSVP through their Facebook page!

A beautiful scene in Audubon Park. (Photo: Rebecca Todd)


5. Father’s Day Race in Audubon Park — Head to Audubon Park on Father’s Day for a little celebratory cardio. The Richard Newcomb Memorial Father’s Day Race kicks off at 8 a.m. with a half-mile and two-mile race. Race day registration is $30 for adults.


Musical Meditation at Marigny Opera House — Make your transition from weekend to weekday a peaceful one. Sunday evening at 5 p.m., Marigny Opera House hosts an afternoon musical meditation session with a complete hour of music by The Light Set. Free.

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