The New Orleans Oyster Festival will return to Woldenberg Riverfront Park along the banks of the Mississippi River on June 3 and 4. The event will showcase over 20 food vendors—most of them specializing in oysters—and plenty of live music.
Admission will be free and open to the public.
Current OffBeat cover subjects Flow Tribe will perform at the festival, which will feature additional sets from Bag of Donuts, Bonerama, Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives, Brass-A-Holics, Luke Winslow King and more.
As usual, the festival will also play host to a few competitive undertakings, including the Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Championship, the P&J Oyster Shucking Competition and the New Orleans Fish House Largest Oyster Contest.
However, the big draw for most people will undoubtedly be oysters and oyster-based dishes. Both will be available in spades from vendors like Drago’s, Acme Oyster House, Jacques-Imo’s and Antoine’s, among others. A full list of available dishes can be found via the festival’s website.
New Orleans Oyster Festival schedule:
SATURDAY, June 3
10:30am – 11:45am Pontchartrain Wrecks
12:00pm – 12:45pm The P&J Oyster Shucking Competition
1:00 pm – 2:30pm Johnny Hayes & The Loveseats
2:45pm – 4:15pm Billy luso & Restless Natives
4:30pm – 6:00pm Bonerama
6:30pm – 8:00pm Flow Tribe
SUNDAY, June 4
10:30am – 11:30am Gospel Performance
11:45pm – 1:00pm The Acme Oyster House® World Oyster Eating Championship
1:15pm – 2:45pm Luke Winslow King
3:00pm – 4:30pm The Mulligan Brothers
4:45pm – 6:15pm Brass-A-Holics
6:45pm – 8:00pm Bag of Donuts
Acme Oyster House
Andrea’s Restaurant & Catering
Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Desire Oyster Bar
Drago’s Seafood Restaurant
Grand Isle Restaurant
Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House
Nola Snow Snoballs
Red Fish Grill
Royal House Oyster Bar
Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant