10+ Free Things to do in New Orleans This Week (April 16th – April 22nd)

Life can be expensive! If you’re anything like me, finding things nearby to do with my kids is a must in our home. There’s no better reasons to get out than FREE and FUN. Spend your week entertaining outside of your home for a change with our 10+ FREE things to do New Orleans this week (April 16th – April 22nd) sponsored by Rapid Urgent Care. 

Mornings with Mommy

Tuesday, April 17th at 11am. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd.in Metairie. Enjoy sounds, rhythm and rhymes from A Hippy Hoppy Toad by Peggy Archer at storytime.

Earthweek Farmer’s Market

Tuesday, April 17th from 11am-2pm at the Peace Quad on Loyola University’s campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Gather for fun, games, prizes. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be for sale.

Reading to Rover

Thursday, April 17th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Reading to Rover is an awesome program providing hesitant readers with canine friends to read to.

YLC Wednesday at the Square

Wednesday, April 18th from 5pm-8pm at Lafayette Square, 500 St. Charles Ave. This week the FREE Concert Series will feature the sounds of Wayne Toups & Darcy Malone. Food and beverages for purchase throughout the Square.  

The Kids’ Castle Grand Opening

Thursday, April 19th from 9:30am-11am at Lakeside Mall, 3301 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie. Children and families are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Kids’ Castle. Kids can climb and play on the medieval castle and fairytale statues in this area specifically designed for families.

Lafreniere Live Concert Series

Thursday, April 19th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Lafrenienre Park, 3000 Downs Blvd. in Metairie. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the sounds of Dr. Rock at this week’s FREE concert.

NOLA Navy Week

Friday, April 20th from 10am-5pm at Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., NOLA. Board the Navy Ships and Tall Ships for tours and sailing during NOLA Navy Week. Plan your trip by checking out the tour schedule for each ship.

Arts & Crafts Featuring Bagel Boy at Earthweek

Friday, April 20th from 12pm-2pm at the Peace Quad on Loyola University’s Campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave., NOLA. It’s a flower pot make-n-take! While you’re decorating, Bagel Boy will be handing out his Earth Day bagels for you to enjoy. Plants to fill your pot will be available for purchase.

Movies in the Park: Grease

Friday, April 20th from 6:15pm-9pm at Joe Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., NOLA. Bring your blankets,chairs and get ready to sing at this free screening at NORD. Arrive early for fitness fun with Fit NOLA.

I am for the child Music Festival

Saturday, April 21st from 11am-7pm at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd. in Metairie. Join CASA Jefferson, Inc. in supporting a very important cause. Enjoy this community gathering with fundraising, music, food and family fun!  

Deanie’s 8th Annual Pinch a Palooza

Sunday, April 22nd from 11am-8pm at Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. As if crawfish eating contests and 5,000 pounds of crawfish isn’t enough Deanie’s Pinch-A-Palooza will rock your soul as well.  Fun and Live Entertainment from Cowboy Mouth, The Top Cats and others should keep you satisfied all day long.

Have a great week! 



Located at 3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd which is on the corner of Vets and Cleary in the same shopping center as Regions Bank. Rapid Urgent Care is open every single day of the year including holidays and has a physician on site to access, diagnose, and treat your concern.  Rapid Urgent Care commonly treats ailments such as the flu and flu-like illnesses. These include colds, sore throats, bronchitis, asthma, and strep throat. We also treat sprains, minor trauma, and fractures. Our on site X-Ray facility can help to determine if have a broken bone or perhaps just a sprained muscle. Learn more by visiting their website and liking them on Facebook.

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