Mooovvvveee over Hallmark, because we are  bringing Christmas in July this year. Well, it feels like we are anyway. With all of this free fun, how can it not? I am absolutely lovin’ what we have going on in NOLA this summer, and this week is sure to keep you on your toes. Check out our Free Things to do with Kids in New Orleans This Week (July 9th-July 15th).


Cow Appreciation Day

Tuesday, July 10th at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants.. Wear your best cow attire, accessories, and also any costume to any restaurant and receive a free entree!

Hard  Rock Cafe Music Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 10th from 5pm-11pm at Hard Rock Cafe New  Orleans, 125 Bourbon St., New Orleans, La 70130. Rock out to free live music for all  ages every Tuesday. This week, artist Mark Stone performs!

The Princess and the Frog- Summer Film Series

Thursday, July 12th from 6pm-9pm at the Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, La 70112. Shows are first come first served. Join us for the movie set in our very own New Orleans, also I hear it’s based on the one and only Leah Chase(*wink, wink). 

River of Palms Tropical Party

Thursday, July 12th from 6pm-9pm at the Brand New Orleans Art Gallery, 646 Tchoupitoulas St.,New Orleans, La 70130. Get ready for a tropical party. Enjoy paintings of urban NOLA landscape and botanicals from Anne Blenker as well as music and refreshments.

Mid Mod NOLA: Screening of Designing Life

Thursday, July 12th from 8pm-10pm at Urban South Brewery, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, La 70130. Have a kiddo that loves design and architecture?  Catch the documentary exploring the work and life of Albert C. Ledner, student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lakeside Kids’ Castle 2018 Parent Cafe Topics

Friday, July 13th from 9am-10am at Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, La 70002. Come discuss the ups and downs of raising kids with other parents presented by the Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital. The kids can play while adults talk about screen time.

New Orleans Baby Cakes Free Youth Baseball Clinic

Saturday, July 14th from 8am-12pm at  the Shrine on Airline, 6000 Airline Dr., Metairie, La 70003. Improve your skills in our open baseball clinic presented  by Marucci Sports. Kids ages 5-14 focus on hitting and pitching, as well as fielding, outfielding, base running, bunting and more. Fill out the form to register. In addition, autographs and souvenirs will be given after.

Day of Dance

Saturday, July 14th from 9am-1:30pm at River Region Ballet Inc., 15146 River Rd., Norco, La 70079. Join us for a day of freed dance classes in honor of National Dance Day! Different age groups and dance genre classes will be held at separate times.  

Book Clubs at the  Reading Success Center

Saturday, July 14th  at the Reading Success Center, 260 Hickory Avenue
Harahan, La 70123. Register by filling out the contact form for our first book clubs. We will meet  to discuss the books we would like on the agendas.First, Preteen Book Club  for ages 10-12 meets from 1pm-2pm. Next, Young Teen Book Club, for ages 13-14, meets from 2pm-3pm, and finally the Young  Adults Book Club, for  ages 15-17, meets from 3pm-4pm.  

Nola Gaymers  Party- Halloween  in July

Saturday, Juuly 14th from 2pm-6pm at the LGBTQ Center of New Orleans, 2727 South Broad St. Ste 101,
New Orleans, La 70125. Because dressing  up is so fun, Halloween in July! +1 Gaming is sponsoring, however, bring your own board games if you have them. The more we have the better! A $3 donation is greatly appreciated to help support the center. Also, you get entered into a drawing if you donate!! Boo!


Have a wonderful week! For more July fun be sure to check out 31 Things To Do In July and the New Orleans Event Calendar.