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Family Fun In New Orleans Week of 03/01 – 03/07/19

Family Fun in New Orleans Week of 03/01 – 03/07

Welcome to New Orleans!

It’s hard to believe it’s already March! This is another exciting week for families attending conventions in New Orleans. It is a week full of family fun and educational things to do.

Every week, Fun In New Orleans offers a list of the many activities focused on Family Friendly Activities. These Activities are Family-Focused.

They have been conveniently arranged by Festivals & Entertainment, Museums, Sporting Events, and Other Fun Filled Activities occurring this week.

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Parade of Red Beans – Monday, 03/04 

Red Beans Parade on Lundi Gras February 12, 2018. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee


The Krewe of Red Beans began in 2008 for Lundi Gras 2009. The idea was to take inspiration from different elements of New Orleans culture (Making a suit like an Indian and Second Lining (like a Social Aid and Pleasure Club). … and of course, to celebrate the culinary tradition of Red Beans on Monday.

Friends – and friend-of-friends were recruited. From those first 25 members (and 1 or 2 spectators) to now (2 parades, and around 10,000 spectators!), they have grown a bit – into loved Lundi Gras tradition. This is definitely an event to bring your kids and family to! Each year, Krewe members begin working on their suits after Halloween passes.

The parade begins at 2pm – starting in the Marigny and then meeting the “Dead Beans” in the Treme. Admission is FREE.


Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans – Wednesday, 03/06

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Smoothie King Center, New Orleans


Had your fill of king cake already? We hope not!

But either way, the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans, two NBA teams, will face off at the Smoothie King Center this Saturday at 7PM.

Doors open at 6PM. Parking is cash only, but we recommend Uber or Lyft, which might save you some money.

Buy your tickets here.


Downtown NOLA’s King Cake Central – Sunday, 01/06 through Tuesday, 03/05 

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Let’s get in the Mardi Gras Spirit, Downtown New Orleans! Pythian Market is proud to present Downtown NOLA’s King Cake Central.

More than a food hall, Pythian Market is a place for community and a celebration of culture and the arts. It’s an incredible place for sweet and savory dishes. There’s something here for everybody of all ages to enjoy.

From Jan 6 – March 5, 4 iconic New Orleans bakeries will be selling king cakes at Pythian Market :

Gracious Bakery King Cake: $20
Sucré New Orleans King Cake : $25
Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery King Cake: $18
Just Delights Queen Cake Ice Cream Pints: $9
– All king cakes by the slice: $4

Stop by every day from 8am – 3pm and grab a king cake or two for your coworkers, family & friends!

Whether you’re here with your spouse and kids on vacation, with your coworkers for a convention or conference, these are sweet treats you cannot beat!

12/01/19 – 03/15/19 – Gone: PhotoNola Exhibition Artist Talk with Nell Dickerson

Experience photographer and architect Nell Dickerson’s photo exhibit “Gone” at the Hermann-Grima House.

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The preservation of southern culture informs Nell Dickerson’s photography. She grew up in the deep South where antebellum ruins sparked her historic preservation passion. She documented that passion in two photography books:

GONE: A Photographic Plea for Preservation (Belle Books) debuted in 2011 as #1 on Amazon’s lists for both Photography and Architecture books.

City Putt – City Park

There’s a great spot for mini golf in New Orleans, and it’s right in City Park! Fun for the whole family and one of the best activities for kids.

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City Putt is a 36-hole mini golf complex with two courses.

The Louisiana Course highlights cultural themes and cities from around the state.

The New Orleans Course showcases streets and iconic themes from around the city, with signs detailing the city’s historic sites at each hole.

City Putt is 100 percent ADA accessible and located on Victory Drive across from the entrance to Carousel Gardens, Storyland and the Botanical Garden.

Ticket Prices:

Ages 13+ $9

Children (4-12) $7

Second round in same visit Adult $5

Second round in same visit child $11

Children (0-3) Free

Click here to purchase tickets.

In the late spring of 2017, both courses’ greens were replaced making the complex look brand new!

A BIG thanks to New Orleans course sponsor Stanley W. Ray Jr. Philanthropic & Civic Trust and the Louisiana course sponsor Hahn Enterprises, Inc.

Looking for a unique location for a birthday party or special event? City Putt is the only mini golf complex in New Orleans! City Putt’s Clubhouse has two party rooms available to rent and birthday/event packages available. For more information or to book a room for a birthday party, call (504) 483-9458. For more information on coming to City Putt on Field Trip, click here.

Buy your tickets here!

For City Putt rentals, please visit this link or email with questions.


August 31st, 2018 – December 31st, 2019 – “We Love You, New Orleans” @ The Cabildo

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The Cabildo, Jackson Square

Your visit to New Orleans’ historic French Quarter would not be complete without a stop at Jackson Square, which is where you will find the Cabildo. This elegant Spanish colonial building neighbors St. Louis Cathedral and houses many rare artifacts of America’s history.

In commemoration of the city’s 300th anniversary, the Louisiana State Museum debuted a new exhibition, We Love You, New Orleans!, celebrating people, places, and things that are quintessentially New Orleans including Sidney Bechet’s saxophone, a Mardi Gras Indian suit, memorabilia from Pontchartrain Park, and a K&B sign, among other things.

Hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10AM – 4:30PM.

Ticket Info:

  • Adults – $9
  • Students, senior citizens, active military – $7
  • Children 6 and under – Free
  • Groups of 15 or more (with reservations) – 20 % discount
    School Groups (with reservations) – Free
  • Purchase tickets for two or more museums – 20 % discount
  • AAA membership discount – 10 % discount

You can learn more about the Cabildo and this event here!

Saturdays & Sundays: Jazz Brunch at Commander’s Palace

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Commander’s Palace, outside view


Commander’s Palace, nestled in the heart of the historic New Orleans Garden District and steps from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, is the birthplace of the Jazz Brunch – a clever response to famous New Orleans traditions, such as “Dinner at Antoine’s” and “Breakfast at Brennan’s”. This is a one-of-a-kind event and is entirely different from what you would get with the lunch and dinner menu here. It features a special menu and Live New Orleans Jazz by the Joe Simon’s Jazz Trio.

The following items that you can probably expect to see on the menu are the Turtle Soup, Candy Apple Lacquered Quail, the Creole Gumbo, Pecan Roasted Gulf Fish, Cochon De Lait Eggs Benedict, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Sugarcane & Black Pepper Bacon. Oh, and don’t forget the desserts! Get “The Queen of Creole Desserts” known as Creole Bread Pudding Soufflewith a warm whiskey sauce added table side. Both this and the Strawberry Shortcake must be ordered in advance. Also great desserts are Lally’s Praline Parfait, as well as the Pecan Pie a la Mode. Here is a sample menu – there’s something on here that everyone can enjoy, from age 6 to age 90.

Jazz Brunch Hours:

  • Saturday 11AM – 1PM
  • Sunday 10AM – 1:30PM

You’ll want to dress nice for this occasion and especially make sure the kids are dressed in their “Sunday best”.

The official Dress Code:

  • Business Attire
  • Jackets are preferred for gentlemen
  • Collared shirts and closed-toe shoes required for gentlemen
  • No shorts, flip-flops, t-shirts, sweat shirts, or sweat pants
  • Jeans are discouraged

Of course, there is complimentary valet service provided, so that you don’t have to worry about parking.

Other Exciting Things Going On for Families Visiting New Orleans

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Families visiting in New Orleans may want to consider a tour of the Historic French Quarter and other exciting things in the city.


While in New Orleans this week, there are numerous venues include tours such as walking Tours of the French Quarter, Swamp Tours,


Plantation Tours, Cemetery tours, and many others found under our Tours menu tab.
For Families Visiting New Orleans the fun places to go, the food, and activities are endless. Each week, we provide the Fun Happening This Week in New Orleans offering the Family Friendly activities that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. Come back next week for our updates. Consider following us on Social Media and subscribing to our monthly newsletter, Family Fun In New Orleans!

Come on down as the Cajun French from Louisiana say “Laissez les bons temps rouler”, let the good times roll!