Aaaahhhh… I love free things. Which is exactly why this list makes me smile every week, and I hope it does the same for you. It’s mid-month already. Everyone enjoy our 10 Free Things To Do With Kids In New Orleans This Week (August 13th-August 19th).

Reading to Rover

Monday, August 13th from 4pm-5pm at Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave., New Orleans, La 70114. Bring your dog lovers and reluctant readers to practice reading to our canine friend.

Octopus Craft

Tuesday, August 14th, from 11am-12pm at Learning Express Toys, 3300 Severn Ave., Ste. C., Metairie, La 70002. Children ages 1.5-5 years will enjoy creating their own octopus craft to take home and enjoy.

Free Screening of Batman: The Animated Series, S1, E17-20

Tuesday, August 14th from 7:30pm-9pm at broad Street Cider & Ale, 2723 S Broad St.,New Orleans, La 70125. Chosen by our customers, this week we will be having a free showing Batman: The Animated Series. Come have fun as always

The Studio School of Dance Open House

Tuesday, August 14th – Friday, August 18th from 6pm-7:30pm at The Studio School of Dance, 3116 N Arnoult, Suite N
Metairie, La 70002. Stop by and try out a class, tour our studio, meet our instructors and decide if you are a great fit for The Studio School of Dance.

FREE Zumba Class

Wednesday, August 15th from 6-7pm. Bring the kids and have fun and dance while burning calories and getting fit every Wednesday at the Milne Rec Center at 5420 Franklin Ave, NOLA. RSVP here 

Back to School Expo

Saturday, August 18th from 9am-12pm at 624 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, La 70115 and 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans, La 70127. Register on site for NORD programs, family resources, and free school supplies.

Babywearing 101

Saturday, August 18th from 9:15am-10am at ZukaBaby, 3248 Severn Ave., Metairie, La 70002.

Come learn new baby wearing techniques, or just figure out how to use it. Choose which one is best for you and your baby, ask questions and meet other like minded families.

Fall Open House

Saturday, August 18th from 11am-1pm at Ivanov’s Gymnastics Academy, 800 Webb St., Jefferson, La 70121. We invite you to bring a friend, meet our teachers and play in the gym. Registration will be available at the front desk during open house.

Free Capoeira for Kids!

Saturday, August 18th from 1:30pm-3pm at Capoeira New Orleans, 1016 N Broad St. Ste C.
New Orleans, La 70119. Thanks to funding from several New Orleans foundations, kids in the Mid-City, 7th Ward and Treme areas can come and experience our free programs. We offer capoeira, drumming, samba, Brazilian food, tournaments and more.

Helis Foundation Free Sunday at the Louisiana Children’s Museum

Sunday, August 19th from 12pm-5pm at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St
New Orleans, La 70130. Today, enjoy free entrance to the Louisiana Children’s Museum courtesy of the Helis Foundation. We have 15 minute yoga sessions by Project Peaceful Warriors yoga and free books from the Lower Ninth Ward Street Library’s Book Parade when you dress as your favorite book character!  


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