Annual Fundraisers - New Orleans City Park

Annual Fundraisers

Throughout the year, City Park Conservancy hosts several events to benefit the Park. Enjoy the company of fellow Park lovers while supporting the Conservancy’s work to preserve and maintain City Park.  Proceeds raised from event ticket sales and sponsorships directly help us keep the Park a thriving green oasis and a respite for all visitors.

For information about any of the annual fundraisers, please call 504-483-9376 or email

State of the Park Breakfast

Next Event Date TBD

City Park Conservancy’s State of the Park Breakfast is an annual event to share updates on the current and future projects in City Park, highlight urban-park trends, and celebrate individuals or organizations who have helped further the Conservancy’s mission.

This year’s inaugural event will feature an update from City Park Conservancy President & CEO, Cara Lambright, and a special guest.

Magic in the Moonlight

Next Event Date TBD

Magic in the Moonlight is a three-course dinner held under the stars and elegantly lit oaks in the Botanical Garden. Hosted by the Botanical Garden Foundation, proceeds benefit the continued improvement, restoration, and future of this incredible Garden, which was built in 1936 and funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Ghosts in the Oaks

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This family-friendly fundraiser takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland. Children of all ages, including young at heart adults, dress in their Halloween best for unlimited rides, arts and crafts, trick-or-treating, and more.

Celebration in the Oaks

November 23, 2023 | 5:00 pm - December 30, 2023 | 11:00 pm

The Park’s premier holiday fundraiser, Celebration in the Oaks garners over 135,000 visitors, celebrating what has become the New Orleans family tradition. This incredible light festival has enchanted Park visitors since the 1980s and is vital to the Park’s maintenance, care and beautification year round.

For Celebration in the Oaks Sponsorship questions or information, please call 504-483-9396 or email Tamsin Van Hoozer at

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Lark in the Park

March 8, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Lark in the Park is City Park Conservancy’s signature fundraiser, where guests enjoy a glamorous springtime gala experience. Since 1982, Lark has supported Park capital improvements, general maintenance, and beautification within City Park. Park lovers gather for an unforgettable event featuring live music, delectable dishes from the City’s top chefs, specialty cocktails, and springtime glamour under the gorgeous and infamous live oaks of City Park.

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Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon

April 24, 2024 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This incredible luncheon is in partnership with City Park Conservancy and the New Orleans Town Gardeners, a member of the Garden Club of America. The Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon is a highly anticipated Garden luncheon with big hats, lots of bubbles, and a captivating art auction. Proceeds raised from this fundraiser benefits the care of City Park’s historic urban forest and the community programs supported by the New Orleans Town Gardeners.

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