Family Life, Family Travel, Holidays, Outdoor fun

A Fun & Healthy New Year: January/February 2020

JAN 4 
National Trivia Day 
Work out your brain while spending time with the family by playing a game of Trivial Pursuit. 

JAN 6 
Carnival Begins 
March down to the French Quarter for the Joan of Arc parade and the start of the Carnival season. 7 pm. 

JAN 9 
National Take the Stairs Day 
Challenge the family by taking the stairs (instead of the elevator or escalator) today. 

JAN 14 
MLK Movie Night 
Nora Navra Library. Celebrate upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. day at the library screening of “Selma.” Rated PG-13. 4–7 pm. 

JAN 18–19  
Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center, Kenner. Join thousands of fellow LEGO fans as they converge at the Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center for BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention with LEGO displays, art, building zones, special guests, merchants, experiences, and more. 

JAN 20 
National Parks 
Free admittance to all national parks — take a walk in one of the local national Parks. 

JAN 26 
Kicking for Kids Footgolf Tournament 
Timberlane Country Club, Gretna. Proceeds from this event will go towards scholarships for the New Orleans Jewish Community Center’s Maccabi team. 9 am–4 pm. 

JAN 26 
King Cake Festival 
Champions Square. Taste King Cakes from local bakeries at this year’s King Cake Festival. Bakeries will compete in King Cake baking competitions, Champions Square will feature live music, and kids can enjoy family-friendly activities. Free. 10 am–4 pm. 

JAN 28 
National Kazoo Day 
Start a family band and perform a concert with this easy-to-make-at-home instrument. 

FEB 2 
Explore a Park 
Get to know your neighborhood better! Check out Nola Family’s parks and playground list at 

FEB 7 
National Send a Card to a Friend Day 
Let your friends know that you’re thinking of them. Make a family project out of it with homemade cards.  

FEB 7–9 
Tet Fest: Vietnamese New Year 
Mary Queen of Vietnam Church. New Orleans is home to a large Vietnamese population that celebrates the New Year with this beautiful festival featuring delicious, authentic Vietnamese cuisine, traditional dances, live music, and fun for the whole family. Free. 

FEB 9 
Take a Hike 
Visit Bayou Savage National Wildlife Refuge, Barataria Preserve Trails, or journey to Fontainebleau State Park 

FEB 14–16 
Family Gras 
Clearview Shopping Center. This three-day, free festival is a celebration of carnival and family. 

FEB 15 
Mardi Gras 5K & Kids Half Mile 
A family friendly run/walk starting at Clearview Mall. The race finish will coincide with Family Gras. 8 am–12:30 pm. 

FEB 17 
Random Acts of Kindness Day 
Celebrate by doing a good deed for a friend, family member or neighbor today. 

FEB 29 
Herb Day 
Head out to the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station to celebrate this leap year’s Herb Day. Enjoy children’s activities, an herb “petting zoo,” and hourly educational classes. 8 am–2 pm. 

Note: Schedules subject to change. 

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