festivals

Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for May 24-27, 2019

Hopefully the long weekend lets you squeeze in a little extra fun! Here are my picks for some of the best things to do this weekend. And of course, your backyard BBQ too! WWII Museum : For the past several years our Memorial Day commemoration has highlighted the service and sacrifice of fallen...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for May 17-19, 2019

Bayou Boogaloo - Friday through Sunday along Bayou St John in MidCity. Tons of great bands, lots of crafts, food and fun. While many people boat on down the bayou, if you walk in you can expect a $10 admission fee which is brand new this year. ( details ) Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival -...
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CrawFests! Crawfish Festivals and Events

It's Crawfish season. It's Festival season. So let's do this! Here are some of the crawfish-focused events: MARCH 21-24 - Chalmette Crawfish Festival , around Sydney Torres Park https://www.facebook.com/louisianacrawfishfestival/ MARCH 23 - Crawfish for Cancer , YNOT Dock at Lakefront https://www...
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Forget Umbrellas - Here's Your New Rain Gear for Festival Season

Does "The Walking Pod" look a little insane? Yes. Would I have paid an insane amount of money for it the day I stood in the rain for 2 hours waiting for Billy Joel at Jazz Fest? YES! A company is marketing these as a replacement for umbrellas for people to get less wet in the rain. Now I don't...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Nov 16-18

This weekend, the kids have a couple of birthday parties to hit - their social calendar is always way busier than mine - and we're doing an early family Thanksgiving. But there's lots of other fun stuff we'll try to squeeze in as well since the weather will be warming up again! Here are my fav...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Nov 9-11

Another big weekend of fairs and festivals and there is reportedly going to be some actual fall weather too! Whatever your plans are, have a fun weekend!! -Annette St Rita Pecan Festival - The school festival at St Rita in Harahan was the spot of the picture above. It's a fun family event that one...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Oct 26-28

This is THE weekend for Halloween fun. Of course, there's still actual Halloween, but on a Wednesday...well that's obviously less fun. So here's what my family will be doing and a few other fun picks for your weekend. St Pius Fall Fest - 3 of my kids' best friends go to school here so we'll be...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Oct 19-21

Festival season meets Halloween candy season... my kids' favorite time of year! :) Here are a few of the events that I think sound like some best-bets for the weekend. Hopefully it will work out with a cool front and not *too* much rain. Howl-O-Ween Costume Party - It's a benefit for the Northshore...
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Annette's Picks: Weekend Guide for Oct 5th - 7th

Fall festival season is really here! School fairs are happening and yet for some reason we're still talking about temps in the 90's. (sigh) But since it's still the best city in the entire world, let's get out there and enjoy it! Here are just SOME of the events I thought you might want to know...
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