Weekend Picks is your source for the best weekend activities in New Orleans. From live music to festivals, there’s plenty to do.

This weekend in New Orleans, enjoy Memorial Day Weekend, Greek Fest, and more. See our picks for the weekend below.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month in New Orleans

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the U.S. Celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans by supporting local Asian-owned businesses. New Orleans is known for its traditional Creole and Cajun dishes, but locals know that the city is also home to many great, authentic Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai restaurants, and that’s just scratching the surface. Browse the restaurants and businesses here and enjoy supporting them all month long. 

Memorial Day Weekend 

This Memorial Day Weekend, honor the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces with a visit to The National WWII Museum. Many other museums offer military discounts. Enjoy a picnic in the park and celebrate the start of summer. Find more ideas on how to spend Memorial Day Weekend in New Orleans here

New Orleans Greek Festival  

New Orleans Greek Festival returns on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. The sounds of Greek music fill the air, as does the wonderful aroma of Greek food during this indoor and outdoor fête. Music, cathedral tours, and Hellenic dancing are all on the schedule, as well as a 5K to kick off the fest, kids’ activities, and arts and crafts for sale. Tickets are $10. 

Tipitina’s Free Fridays  

Tipitina’s Free Fridays kicks off this Friday with Soul Brass Band and Le Trainiump. On Fridays from May 24 to August 30, enjoy free concerts with different local bands taking the stage each weekend. No tickets are required; all shows are 21+.

Saba Cookbook Dinner 

On Friday, May 24, Saba is hosting a night of delicious food, drink, and conversation with friend and author Naama Shefi, and the Jewish Food Society. Your ticket of $130 gets you a signed copy of ‘The Jewish Holiday Table,’ a welcome cocktail, and three-course dinner menu with wine pairings. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Shakespeare’s "THE TEMPEST, Reimagined" 

Theatre for the bold takes on new meaning this spring as The NOLA Project weathers William Shakespeare's “THE TEMPEST”. Featuring music, dance, fools, lovers, magic, and monsters, this adventurous reimagining is sure to be a feast for the senses. “SHAKESPEARE'S TEMPEST, REIMAGINED” is presented in partnership with Friends of Lafitte Greenway and NORD. See it on select nights between May 8-25 at the Lafitte Greenway (500 N Norman C Francis Parkway). Tickets are $38+.