Can you believe it’s November already? Me either. This month is full of family fun in New Orleans including some Christmas fun towards the end of the month. Here are 30 things to do in New Orleans in November sponsored by Rapid Urgent Care.

NOTE: the number corresponds with the day of the month and * denotes free admission/event. 

  1. Eat candy! 
  2. Open House at Brother Martin High School at 6pm. *
  3. Movies in the Park – watch The Secret Life of Pets from 6pm to 9 pm at Evans Playground 5100 Lasalle St New Orleans. *
  4. Touch A Truck from 10am – 2pm inside is the Pontchartrain Center. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
  5. Bucktown Seafood Festival from 12-9pm at St. Louis King of France School. Rides, music by Amanda Shaw, food and more.
  6. Girls ages 11 and can learning babysitting skills such as Infant and Child Choking, Essentials of Childcare, Problem Behavior, Entertaining Ideas and Babysitting as a Business at the ABC’s of Babysitting Class from 6:30-8:30 pm at East Jefferson General Hospital. Cost is $10 per child.
  7.  fall open housefor their Tuesday Tours and see what being an ASH girl is all about from 8:30-11 am for grades PreK-4th. *
  8. NOMA is free to Louisiana residents on Wednesday. *
  9. Go on one of these stroller friendly outings.
  10. Bring your chairs and blankets to music by the Yat Pack at the Back To the River Concert Series from 6-8:30 pm at the Gretna Riverfront Amphitheater. Food will be available for purchase. *
  11. Kick off New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration with the New Orleans Book Festival starting at 1pm at City Park’s Big Lake. There will be fun and activities all day with the day ending with a special performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and a fireworks show. *
  12. Oak St. Po-Boy Fest 10 am – 8 pm on Oak Street in New Orleans. Event features some of the finest restaurants, artists and musicians in the Crescent City. To purchase food you must purchase a $5 food band first.
  13. Costume contest, pumpkin painting and more at the Chick Fil A Family Fall Festival at Chick Fil A Kenner from 6-8 pm. *
  14. Check our Arden Cahill Academy at their fall open house at 9 am. *
  15. New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens are free for Louisiana residents on Wednesday, so go enjoy! *
  16. Learn all about Louise S. McGehee School from 8:30-10am at their fall open house*
  17. Friday Night EZ Bike Ride, ride along the levee in the City of Gretna. Starts at Riverfront and Huey P. Long Ave at 8pm. *
  18. Enjoy a curated selection of art in various media that emphasizes our relationship with the water in which we live with every day at Down By The River at the Rivertown Arts Council, Kenner from 5-8 pm.
  19. Young children and their caregivers can explore and have fun at Baby Artsplay at the Newcomb Art Museum from 11-11:30 am*
  20. Take some time to explore a local national park.
  21. Head downtown to the Astor Crowne Plaza for the annual Canal St. Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 pm. Kids who bring an unwrapped toy to donate can join Santa and decorate cookies. *
  22. Visit the Audubon Nature Center *
  23. Gobble til you wobble! Happy Thanksgiving. 
  24. Visit City Park for the opening of Celebration in the Oaks
  25. Visit Kenner’s City Park for the annual Kenner Christmas Village from 10 am – 9 pm. Santa, ice skating, tree lot, lights, performances and more. *
  26. Join the Snow Queen and friends for a magical winter wonderland at Holiday Brunch with the Snow Queen. 
  27. Teens can meet from 2:30-5pm at the Jefferson Parish Rosedale Library for board games and fun during Teen Zone. *
  28. See the winter wonderland created in the Roosevelt Hotel Lobby during the holidays at the Roosevelt Lobby Lighting Ceremony at 5:15 pm. *
  29. Children can listen to funny stories during this month’s Mystery Storytime at the East Jefferson Regional Library from 11 am – 12 pm. *
  30. Ogden Museum of Southern Art admission is free for Louisiana Residents on Thursdays. *

Have a great November! What’s on your must do list this month?


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