Spring Bucket List for New Orleans Kids

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Mardi Gras is over and the Easter Bunny is on his way and Spring is starting to happen all over New Orleans. Looking for some fun things to do this Spring in New Orleans with kids?

We have a list of 40+ Spring events and activities for you to enjoy that will make the BEST spring bucket list for New Orleans Kids!

As COVID19 aka novel coronavirus spreads throughout the New Orleans area events are being canceled. Please see our list of cancelations in New Orleans and contact each event before going. Thanks

This post is sponsored to you by Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big

Have some fun this spring in New Orleans with kids!

Dream Big at Disney On Ice – CANCELED

Have fun with Disney’s Most adventurous heroes when Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big in New Orleans April 23-26, 2019.

Take a voyage with Moana and Maui, explore the Land of the Dead with Miguel from Disney•Pixar’s Coco, travel to Arendelle with Anna, Elsa and Olaf, get tangled in Rapunzel’s just to the the floating lights and discover the bravery and kindness with your favorite Disney Princesses – Jasmine, Ariel, Aurora, Bell and Cinderella. 

Disney on Ice presents Dream Big will be at the UNO Lakefront Area on April 23-26, 2019. Tickets start at $15.00 and can be purchased online at DisneyOnIce.com or by calling (504) 280-7222. 

You can’t miss this experience your family will not forget. To extend the fun download these free coloring sheets.

Hunt Some Eggs With Us at the Pint-Sized NOLA Egg Hunt – CANCELED

We’re hunting eggs and visiting with the Easter Bunny and having lots of fun on March 21st from 10 am – NOON at Atonement Lutheran Church in Metairie at the Pint-Sized NOLA Egg Hunt. Tickets are on sale now and are only $10 per person. – CANCELLED

Catch Cabbages At a St. Patrick’s Day Parade – CANCELED

One of the most unique things in New Orleans is our St. Patrick’s Day parades and the way they throw cabbages and other vegetables. The parades are fun for the whole family. We have list of all the St. Patrick’s Day parades happening around town this year. – CANCELLED

Exlore the World at the Children’s World Fair – CANCELED

Children will be able to explore and learn about Argentina, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Morocco, South Korea, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago at the Children’s World Fair at the Louisiana Children’s Museum on March 28, 2020.

Movies in the Park – CANCELED

On select Fridays starting Friday, March 6th and running through Friday, May 22 NORDC will be hosting Movies in the Park at various New Orleans . Movies are FREE and open to the pubic.

March 13, 2020 movie has been CANCELED

Catch a Basketball Game – CANCELED

Head downtown and watch the New Orleans Pelicans. – CANCELLED

Celebrate All Things Italian – CANCELED

At Kenner’s Italian Heritage Festival on April 3-5, 2020 in Kenner’s Rivertown! There will be live music, food, games, rides and fun.

Go to an Egg Hunt

Besides our own Pint-Sized NOLA Egg Hunt there will be lots of other fun egg hunts around the metro area. Why not catch them all? We’ll have a complete egg hunt list coming soon!

Have a Roaring Good Time at Zoo to do For Kids – POSTPONED

Support the Audubon Zoo and have some fun all a the same time at Zoo to Do For Kids. Live music, food, activities, and more will be available at ZTD Kids on April 24, 2020. Tickets are $20 per person. –

Dance the Day Away at French Quarter Fest – POSTPONED

With live music, a kids area, food and more French Quarter Fest is the best FREE festival in New Orleans. Happening April 16 – 19, 2020.

Ride some rides at Congé Family Fest – POSTPONED

Our Private School and Summer Camp Sponsor, Academy of the Sacred Heart, is hosting a two day festival with rides, music and fun on April 3-4, 2020.

Act Like a Pyrate – CANCELED

At Family Pyrate Day in Old Algiers Point on April 4, 2020. There will be games, a treasure hunt, food, activities and more for all the Pyrates in your life.

Celebrate the Earth with a Party – POSTPONED

Party of the Planet kicks off March 28, 2020 at Audubon Zoo and celebrates the Earth with events happening at Audubon facilities through June, 2020.

Take a Train Ride at City Park – CLOSED

The City Park Carousel Gardens and Amusement Park are open for the Season and is the perfect place to spend a spring day!

Get a Sweet Treat

Your favorite snoballs stands are open for the season, time to stop by and treat yourself!

Listen to Music at Audubon Park – CANCELED

Listen to live music under the oaks at Audubon Park at the Newman Bandstand.

Sunday, March 22 – Robin Barnes
Sunday, March 29 – New Orleans Concert Band
Sunday, April 5 – Bon Bon Vivant

Celebrate Mom at Audubon Zoo

Moms get in free on Mother’s Day at Audubon Zoo with live music by Irma Thomas, food, crafts and more.

See at Show at the Saenger Theater – CLOSED

With Jersey Boys, Mean Girls, Anastasia and many other awesome shows coming to the Saenger Theater in New Orleans, there is something for everyone in your family.

Explore Lounge Vue House and Gardens – CLOSED

Lounge Vue House and Gardens has multiple family friendly activities and events for children and family to explore the gardens in hands on ways including Sprouts on March 7, 2020.

Celebrate Music at Musical Louisiana Family Day

Kids can learn about music with hands on activities at the New Orleans Historic Collections Musical Louisiana Family Day on March 7, 2002. FREE

Watch a Movie in Algiers Point

Go into the unknown with Elsa and watch Frozen 2 at Algiers United Methodist Church from 6-8 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Celebrate Purium

One of the biggest celebrations of the Jewish religion is Purim and the JCC is having a Purim Carnival on March 8, 2020 with food, games, activities and fun.

Ride Thrill Rides at OWA – CLOSED UNTIL APRIL

Just a few hours outside of New Orleans, OWA in Foley is full of thrills for big kids and smaller thrills for little kids. It’s a great place to spend the day or a weekend!

Take a Swamp Tour

See Alligators and explore the Louisiana Swamp with a Jean Laffite Swamp Tour.

Camping Anyone?

Take a camping trip to one of these great Southeast Louisiana campgrounds.

Strawberry Fest Time – CANCELED

Spring is my favorite time of year in Louisiana not only because of the weather but also because it’s strawberry season and there is nothing better than fresh Louisiana strawberries. And the Ponchatoula Strawberry Fest is where you can taste all things strawberry! The festival is April 3-5, 2020.

Pick Your Own Strawberries

Speaking of strawberries, Louisiana is home to several pick your own strawberry farms like Mrs. Heather’s Strawberry Farm in Albany, La. Yes the same Mrs Heather’s that also has a pumpkin patch in the fall.

Feed the Birds and Visit the Fish

At the Aquarium of the Americas! Perfect for one of those rainy spring days.

Eat a Bug

Another great place to visit on a rainy spring day is the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium where you can explore all things bugs and even eat one.

Have Some Free Fun at New Orleans City Park

Explore the sculpture garden, play on one of the playgrounds or visit NOMA and the Botanical Gardens (on Wednesdays they are free for Louisiana Residents) or just enjoy City Park.

Take a Trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

While you are there take some time to explore Infinity Science Center and Lynn Meadows Children’s Discovery Center.

Make Art and Play at Lil’ Yats

Kids can take an art class, make art and play at Lil’ Yats Art and Play.

Explore the Past

At Whitney Plantation kids and families can explore the past, what life was like on a Louisiana plantation and learn the real stories of slavery in the United States.

Throw Me Something Mister

Mardi Gras may be over but you can still have Mardi Gras Fun at Mardi Gras World.

Cook Together

Explore Creole-Italian Cooking and take a tour of the Southern Beverage Museum.

Learn the History of New Orleans

With a Family Friendly Walking Tour or you can even get spooky with it with a Kid Friendly Spooky Walking Tour.

Take a Ride Along the River

When is the last time you took a river cruise along the Mississippi River? The Natchez and Creole Queen are both great options for a fun family adventure.

Learn About World War II

Check out the World War II Museum and learn about the history of the war and the greatest generation of American veterans.

Explore New Orleans Street Art

New Orleans is known for it’s art and this street art tour will guide you some of the city’s best street art and murals. A perfect activity for teens who are all about posting on the Gram!

Have Brunch

Brunch is a great way to relax as a family after a busy week and we have a list of the 50 best places to get brunch in New Orleans.

Play Togehter

A family that plays together, stays together and what better place to play than Laser Tag and Games of Metairie.

Take a Hike

The Louisiana Nature Center not only has great hiking trails but there is also an exhibt hall full of hands on activities for children to explore Louisiana wildlife. Best of all it’s FREE!

Step Into Your Favorite Fairy Tale

Storyland at New Orleans City Park has been renovated for today’s kids and is the perfect place for littles ones to step into their favorite fairy tales and explore their imaginations.

Check Out the New Kids Roller Derby Team

So you’ve heard about the Big Easy Rollergirls? Well there is a new team in town for ages 6-17 year olds called the Crescent City Crushers. Check them out!

Have Some Fun Indoors

Our Birthday Party Guide Sponsors, NOLA Kidsground is the perfect place for kids to play on a rainy spring day. With a climbing structures, imaginative play, a cafe and wifi for mom – the kids will have a blast and you’ll maybe get some work done.

What are you planning to do this spring with kids?

About Cara 143 Articles
Cara was born in Florida but raised in New Orleans. After living in New Orleans for over 30 years, the beach called her back home. She now lives in Pensacola, FL in her almost beach house. Cara is the mom 2 kids and 3 dogs. Cara loves all things Disney, the British Royal Family and photography. When she's not working or driving her dancer to 50000 dance classes a week she can be found at the beach!

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