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An Abundance of Local Family Events

Date: September 22, 2014 Categories: Blog

“I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” It’s one of the least favorite phrases any parent can hear. Fortunately, there are a number of family-friendly events happening between now and the start of the new year.


The Audubon Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium all have events on their calendars in the coming months, including Halloween events at both the Zoo and the Insectarium. The Insectarium is one of many Louisiana museums participating in this year’s Museum Day Live! This is an annual event that allows for free entry into one of a number of different museums this Saturday, September 27.  


This weekend will also be the 35th Annual Alligator Festival of South Louisiana in Luling.   


We’ve reached the time of year when Pumpkin Patches are opening for the season as well.   


As we mentioned in our previous blog, the 20th Annual Gretna Heritage Festival will take place on October 3-5.   


City Park’s Festival Grounds will be the site for the Louisiana Seafood Festival from October 10-12. Elsewhere in the park, Ghosts in the Oaks will be held on October 24-25, while Celebration in the Oaks will be held from November 28-January 3. To find out about other events at City Park, check out their calendar.   


Madisonville will host a Wooden Boat Festival, October 11-12.   


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will be putting on the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, October 17–19 and the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, November 8–9.   


Every weekend in November and the first weekend in December, the Louisiana Renaissance Festival will take place in Hammond.   


If you love Po-Boys, the Oak Street Po-Boy Fest, on November 23rd, might appeal to you.   


Wrapping up 2014, Christmas in the District will be one of a number of holiday events in the New Orleans area. It will take place December 3-24. The Patio Planters du Vieux Carré have a variety of events coming up, including a Holiday Home Tour. On Sunday, December 21, Caroling in Jackson Square will occur. St. Louis Cathedral Concerts will happen throughout the holiday season. Information about traditional Christmas Eve bonfires can be found here.