11 Events You DO NOT Want to Miss!

Bayou Road Balloon Festival
Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park, 8200 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette
The festival is the first-ever hot air balloon festival in the Greater New Orleans area. It will feauture 12 hot air balloons, local musicians, carnival rides, local food and beer booths. Single day tickets are $5, weekend pass is $10.
Friday, Nov. 10, 4-10 pm
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 am-10 pm
Sunday, Nov. 12, 10 am-7 pm
Pecan Festival
St. Rita School, 7100 Jefferson Highway, Harahan
Local parish fair with live music, games, great local foods with plenty of pecan dishes! Free admission. Click here for more information. 
Friday, Nov. 10, 6 pm-midnight
Saturday, Nov. 11, noon-midnight
Sunday, Nov. 12, noon-9 pm
St. Clement of Rome Oyster Festival
St. Clement of Rome School, 4317 Richland Avenue, Metairie
The theme for this year is “Peace, Loving, and Learning – 50 Years of Catholic Education” as their parish school celebrates 50 years of providing the youth of the parish community with great Catholic education. Enjoy entertaining music, delicious  South Louisiana food and exciting rides! Click here for more information. 
Friday, Nov. 10, 6-11 pm
Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 am-11 pm
Sunday, Nov. 12, noon-8 pm
Howling Success
Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Avenue
Join the Louisiana SPCA for the 39th Annual Howling Success Patrol Party & Gala. This year’s theme is “Out of this World!: Celebrate your support of animals while enjoying cosmic cocktails, open bars, 25+ irresistible restaurants, live entertainment and more! Click here for more information.
Friday, Nov. 10, Patron Party begins at 7 pm, Gala begins at 8:30 pm
Gretna Art Walk
Historic Gretna, 1035 Huey P. Long Avenue, Grenta
Enjoy artwork by local vendors from all over Southeast Louisiana. Free admission.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Heart Walk 2017
Champion Square, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive
How can you make a positive difference in the lives of your friends, family and co-workers? Join the Heart Walk, start Heartwalking and make the commitment to lead a heart healthy life and become healthy for good. Wear your Team Henry shirt or Henry Aucoin Foundation shirt to the event.
Saturday, Nov. 11, Festivities begin at 9 am. Walk begins at 10 am.
Neighborhood Toy Store Day Celebration
National Toy Store Day 2017 is happening on Saturday, November 11 and it’s the official kick off to the holiday season for local toy stores across the country. Visit one of our city’s independent toy stores for some fun.
Le Jouet Toy Store – 1700 Airline Drive, Metairie, 10 am-4 pm
Magic Box Toys – 5508 Magazine Street, 10 am-6 pm
Learning Express – 3300 Severn Avenue, 11 am-5 pm
Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe – 209 Harrison Avenue, noon-4 pm (Note, this event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 12)
Girl Scouts Day
Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
All Girl Scout levels are invited to take a guided tour through the lovely house at Longue Due and then leisurely explore the gardens. Special ticket pricing includes a self-guided nature scavenger hunt! $4/scouts, $6/adults. Advance registration is required. For more information, contact Lauren Rouatt at 504.293.4719 or lrouatt@longuevue.com. Tours on the hour.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 am-4 pm
New Orleans Book Festival – Nola Family is a proud sponsor!
Big Lake at New Orleans City Park
Join First Lady Cheryl Landrieu for songs, dance and books, of course! Bring your blanket and enjoy music performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and a fireworks display to end the event. Click here for more information and to enter Nola Family’s Barnes & Noble Gift Card giveaway!
Saturday, Nov. 11, 1-7 pm
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
8000 Blocks of Oak Street, New Orleans
This event features some of the finest restaurants, artists and musicians in the Crescent City, all coming together in appreciation of one of New Orleans most distinct and delicious creations… the legendary Po-Boy Sandwich. In addition to great food and music the New Orleans Saints game will be played at a football zone set-up at Oak & Eagle. Po-Boy Fest wristbands will be required for the purchase of po-boys. Wristbands cost $5 and can be purchased at any food vendor tent along with other pop up locations throughout the festival. Click here for more information. 
Sunday, Nov. 12, 10 am-7 pm
Marine Corps Band Veterans Day Concert
Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie
Join the Jefferson Performing Arts Society as the Marine Corp Band performs to honor the men and women of our military. Seating is General Admission and no tickets or reservations are required. Free event. Click here for more information.


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