10 FREE Things to do With Kids in New Orleans This Week (April 23rd-April 29th)

Tired of spending money? Me too, that’s why I am always looking for free things in New Orleans that both kids and parents will love. Lack of money can lead to boredom for kids, and we all know how frustrating that can be for everyone involved. Pack up and get out of the house because you’re going to have a blast at these 10 FREE Things to do with Kids in New Orleans this week (April 23rd-April 29th). Sponsored by Rapid Urgent Care. 

Earth Day

Tuesday, April 24th from 4pm-7pm at the Botanical Gardens in City Park along the front of the Oscar J Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Ave. NOLA. Enjoy guidance on leading a more environmentally responsible lifestyle through cooking demonstrations, kids activities, live music, free yoga and food and drinks for sale.

Not ready for the free fun to end? Walk over to the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn where the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform starting at 6pm for Swing in the Oaks.

YLC Wednesday at the Square

Wednesday, April 25th from 5pm-8pm at Lafayette Square, 5 Maestri St., NOLA. This week, Big Sam’s Funky Nation takes center stage to entertain with live music.

Young Audiences of Louisiana Baby ArtsPlay!

Thursday, April 26th from 9:30am-10am at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., NOLA. The Young Audiences of Lousiana  Baby ArtsPlay! presented by The Helis Foundation, invites caregivers and babies to register for a multi-sensory movement based experience. Supporting all facets of child development while engaging in art and music inspired inspired institutions, children will learn to create more profound connections and achieve milestones.

Lafreniere Live Concert Series

Thursday, April 26th from 2pm-5pm at 3000 Downs Blvd. in Metairie. Enjoy the sounds of the Phunky Monkeys and have fun with friends and family.

Jazz Day Celebration

Thursday, April 26th from 7pm-9pm at the Treme Recreation Community Center, 900 N. Villere St., NOLA. Celebrate jazz in the place of its birth with community and music presented by NORDC.

Movies in the Park: Princess and the Frog

Friday, April 27th from 6:15pm-9pm at Lafitte Greenway, 1971 Lafitte Ave., NOLA. Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic for a comfy movie screening from NORD. Arrive early for fitness fun with Fit NOLA.

Gaming with Autism

Saturday, April 28th from 10am-11am at Lakeside Mall in the Microsoft Store, 3301 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie. Register to join in this free, safe and friendly Xbox gaming event. Celebrate Autism Awareness with an hour of free play just for kids on the spectrum.

East Jefferson YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Saturday, April 28th from 10am-1pm, 6691 Riverside Dr. in Metairie. Gain exclusive pool access, enjoy activities, games and fun when kids participate in Healthy Kids Day.

Saturday Morning Movies at Hubbell

Saturday, April 28th every week starting at 10:30am, 725 Pelican Ave., at the Cita Dennis Hubbell Library. Join in the fun with refreshments and a weekly movie.

Free Capoeira for Kids

Saturday, April 28th from 1:30pm-3pm at Capoeira New Orleans, 1016 N. Broad St., NOLA. Thanks to local foundations’ support  NOLA kids can experience and enjoy free classes every Saturday! For more information or to donate visit NOLA Capoeira’s website.


Have an awesome week! For more fun in New Orleans with kids visit our event calendar! 



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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