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Family Fun In New Orleans Week of 03/08 – 03/14/19

Family Fun in New Orleans Week of 03/08 – 03/14

Welcome to New Orleans!

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The City of New Orleans is a fun destination for families. New Orleans is often called the “Big Easy” and known for Mardi GrasJazz music, and its famous French Quarter.

But there is another component of the City that is uniquely positioned for “Family and Kid Fun in New Orleans“! Indoor and outdoor activities including Sporting Events, Festivals, Parks, Museums, and other events are always available.

Each week Fun In New Orleans offers a calendar of events and locations where all these wonderful things can be found. 

Take a few minutes to look around our site, consider subscribing to our Monthly Newsletter, and send us any questions you might have about your visit to our wonderful city.

Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival – Friday, 03/08 through Sunday, 03/10

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Meatball Toss, kids

Mardi Gras may be over, but the celebrations never end in New Orleans! Right outside the Big Easy, right in the streets of downtown Independence, is the Sicilian Heritage Festival. This is a totally family focused event that you don’t want to skip! It’s a warm family atmosphere with live music, good food, and entertainment in every corner!

Don’t miss out on fun events like the meatball toss, the spaghetti eating contest, and the Sicilian parade! The kids will love our fair rides and games. While the adults can enjoy our arts and craft booths in between all else we have to offer!

From big to small, little to tall. We have a little bit of something everyone can enjoy! Come on out and experience our wonderful festival, from our family to yours! More info.


NBA Games @ Smoothie King Center

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Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

There are 2 games going on this week at the Smoothie King Center. It’s always a fun time! Meet fellow fans and bring your kids along for the excitement! The Pelicans Play the Toronto Raptors on Friday 03/08 (Tickets) and the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, 03/12 (Tickets). Both games start at 7PM and doors open at 6PM.

Parking is cash only, but we recommend Uber or Lyft, which might save you some money. It’s especially handy if you don’t carry much cash!

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!