There's still time to head to New Orleans City Park for the Third Annual Solstice Celebration going on now through sundown. The event features free watermelon, free music, food and drink vendors and an auction of rain barrels hand-painted by local artists. Other items also will be auctioned.
The party is hosted by Global Green, the Green Project, Gulf Restoration Network and Concordia and proceeds benefit the three groups.
Live music performances include Margie Perez & the Sol Sisters, Baba Luther Gray & Congo Square Preservation Society. Celebrity artists who decorated rain barrels for the auction include Jane Brewster, John Bukaty, Sarah Cooper, Jodie Flowers and Jim Furgeson, Becky Fos, Jeremy Novy and Karel Sloane-Boekbinder.
The Solstice Party is free and open to the public.