Family Travel, Holidays, Parenting

Celebrating Festival Season With Your Child


How to get the most out of festival season with your little ones.


For NOLA families, festivals are like Mardi Gras—a way of life. We start the little ones early and go often. Having a game plan before heading out can make all the difference between a day of tears and tantrums and day full fun, food, and music.


With big crowds, noisy attractions and great expanse, festivals can become a parent’s worst nightmare. Preemptive measures are a must.








The weather, the distance you’ll have to walk, and the crowds all can test the most patient child—and parent. Be prepared for all of that, and then some.








Festivals are supposed to be fun. And they can provide a great bonding time for families, too, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Make the most of your day by considering your child’s interests and breaking point.






The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital contributed to this article.


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