Summer, especially June is full of fun activities from your local libraries in the Greater New Orleans Area, as well as free and cheap movies and events at every turn. I love that we live in a city making it big, easy to have fun for even those of us on a budget. So, here are 30 things to do with kids in New Orleans in June
The number represents the date and * denotes the event is FREE.
- Go on an Art Trek at the Louisiana Children’s Museum from 10am-12pm! Experience NOLA’s Caribbean influences by building your own drum as well as making your own milk carton Shotgun house. This event is included in $10 admission fee as well as membership.
- Seems lke a great day to go to the Oyster Festival. Shuck ‘em, suck ‘em, eat them in delicious dishes prepared by local restaurants. Most of all, it’s FREE to enjoy. So, come on out for a great time including contests, music and more. *
- Music Box Village will be open to the public for its last month until fall. So visit the houses made by music from 10am-8pm.*
- Head to the Rosedale Library for fun with the World’s Smallest Magician, Irwin Royes.*
- Celebrate differences, empower yourself and develop skills with Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Class at We Rock the Spectrum New Orleans from 4pm-9pm for ages 2+. The first 3 to register will have registration fees waived. This is the first class of the workshop, an as always, siblings 2yrs+ can come for open play for just $6, the littles are free.
- Rock out in a high energy musical show put on by Rick Kelley in the Old Metairie Library at 2:30pm.*
- Enjoy the Orpheum Theater’s FREE Summer Film Series with the Incredibles! Due to this being an indoor venue, seating is first come first serve. Doors open at 6pm *
- June 8th-June 10th at NOLA Motorsports in Avondale. Presented the IGL Foundation, NOLA Gaming Fest is your place for unlimited fun and competition! We are bringing together all types of gamers, including youth, to compete and play in several different ways. Finally, online tournaments you can be played at home or at NOLA Motorsports.
- Gear up for New Orleans Comic Con at the Alario Center in Westwego from 10am-6pm. Special guests include Drew Varick, Keith Champagne, Lew Temple and many more. Kids 12& under are FREE.
- 32nd Annual Creole Tomato Festival is Saturday, June 9th- Sunday and June 10th, in Dutch Alley at the Farmers Market. Celebrate and have a fantastic time. FREE with plenty of activities for the kiddos, food, live music, this fest is about as good as it gets. There are fresh tomatoes to go around, cooking demos and even a Bloody Mary Market and Contest. Get Ripe & Ready,because they also have a 2 mile run/walk!*
- See the Hampstead Stage Company perform American Folktales & songs or Treasure Island at the Old Metairie Library for 10:30am or at the Live Oak Library for 2:30pm.*
- Stop by the Rosa F. Keller Library from 6pm-8pm for a Snowball Social. Listen to a talk by snowball expert and author Megan Braden-Perry concluding with a free snowball from Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls.*
- See the Porta-puppet Players bring fairytales to life at the Terrytown Library for 2pm.*
- See Matt Noel, yo-yo king, amaze you with his magic, juggling and comedy! He performs at the Gretna Library for 11am in addition to the East Bank Regional Library at 3pm.*
- Bring your own rated-T games or play ours for X-Box Afternoons from 3pm-4:30pm at the New Orleans Public Library (Main Library).*
- Get your tickets for a Princess and Pirate Night with NOLA Pixie Dust at the Shrine on Airline. Spend time with the Princesses and Pirates while watching the Baby Cakes play as well as eat, drink, and get some great pics!
- It’s Sunday Funday at Urban South Brewery. The kids can jump in the free bounce house while you relax with a cool brew in addition to food served on site.*
- Live Oak Library is host to up-close animal encounters. The ZOOmoblie invades the campus at 2pm.*
- Hop on the Regal Summer Movie Express to see a double feature screening of Storks and Mr. Peabody & Sherman at The Grand Esplanade 14 & GPX in Kenner for just $1. Movies begin at 10am.
- Does your kid love slime? Check out Slime Day at Lil’ Yat’s Art and Play from 9am-2pm. Make 3 slimes as well as play and discover with other science projects.
- Learn to play the didgeridoo in this cool and unique Aussie Funk Jam session for kids 8 & up. Get to the West Bank Regional Library for 2:30pm to enjoy the fun.*
- The Louisiana Catfish Festival is Friday, June 22nd- Saturday, June 24th in Des Allemands. Take a quick trip over to Des Allemands, as a result, you will fall in love. (I assure you it’s not that far) Indulge in fresh caught catfish dishes, live entertainment, amusement rides and fun*
- Paint an Avengers themed canvas at a Pintsize Paint Party. Most noteworthy, hosted by Kenner Department of Parks and Recreation, this party is for kids ages 6&up from 6pm-9pm for $15 at Woodlake Gym.
- Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival takes place Saturday, June 23rd- Sunday June 24th at Armstrong Park. In its 12th year, the CZF will continue to showcase ‘the greatest collection of Cajun and Zydeco artists’ to date including Grammy Winners The Lost Bayou Ramblers. This year we will feature local Seafood vendors, Arts Market vendors, as well as a Kids Crafts Tent.*
- Caregivers and kids 5 & up, come out from 5:15pm-6:30pm at the Fassbender Center to create some Lagniappe Art for just $10 a person. In addition, supplies are provided for this event put on by the Kenner Department of Parks and Recreation!
- You probably want to take another trip to Regal Summer Movie Express to see a double feature screening. Since it’s your second trip, you get to see Despicable Me 2 and Mr. Peabody & How to Train Your Dragon 2 at The Grand Esplanade 14 & GPX in Kenner for just $1.
- Got Talent? Join us at the East Bank Regional Library for the Summer Reading Teen Talent Show. There will be a panel of judges, prizes and especially, a night of talented fun for all to enjoy. Due to this being a contest, check details for registration*
- The Orpheum Theater’s Summer Film Series presents Coco. Since this venue is indoors, seating is first come first serve. In addition, doors open at 6pm*
- Catch Dinner and a ZOOvie at the Audubon Zoo starting at 6pm. Tonight’s movie is Wonder Woman. Bring a picnic or purchase food on site for the perfect evening under the stars. In addition to the movie, Cool Zoo/Gator Run tickets will also be available for purchase. Pre-movie activities include a DJ, games and probably some cool prizes. Finally, if you’re just coming for the movie, it’s $6, but to have all this fun it’s just $12.
- ICE Computer Café in Metairie is hosting a Kids Overnight Gaming Lockin from 8pm – Sunday July 1st at 8am. The night includes gaming tournaments, pizza, drinks, raffles, and finally, prizes!
Have a fantastic June! For more fun activities check out :
- June Festivals In New Orleans
- Free and Cheap Summer Fun in New Orleans
- Free and Cheap Summer Movies in New Orleans
- Summer Bucket List for New Orleans Kids
- New Orleans Event Calendar
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