Oyster Festival

June 2 – 3 is all about oysters in this free outdoor festival held at the Woldenberg Riverfront Park. Located next to Jax Brewery in the French Quarter, the two-day event includes live music, dancing, and an homage to the famed Louisiana oyster. While restaurants around town showcase this seafood favorite, the decadent indulgence deserves more than being highlighted on menus. At the Oyster Festival, guests have access to unique servings, preparations, and all types of oysters.

Check out the competitions to rate the best oysters in the area. An oyster shucking contest is open to all, but watch out—there are some serious shuckers in town who have been honing their skill for decades. The oyster eating contest is especially popular, hosted by the top seafood restaurants and town. It comes with prizes and serious bragging rights.


What a Pearl


The premier event is pairing Gulf oysters with local white wines. Every year, the coupling is slightly different, but everyone’s a winner. Learn how to pair oysters and sample this year’s power couple. Judged by celebrities and Louisiana food/wine experts, you don’t want to miss this edge-of-your-seat competition.


Find out more about Oyster Festival, plan your visit, and remember to come hungry. You’ve never experienced fresh seafood like this before.