Festival Fun this Weekend: Oct. 6-8

Remember those water boots when enjoying this weekend’s Festival line-up!



Fall Garden Festival CANCELLED
Saturday, October 7th from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 8th from 10 am to 4 pm
New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park
Join garden lovers at this year’s Fall Garden Festival to celebrate the event’s 22nd anniversary.  The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission:  $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 -12. Children under 4 years old and Friends of City Park members receive free admission. FOCP members will need to present their membership card.
Gentilly Fest
Friday, October 6th from 6-10 pm
Saturday, October 7th  from noon-9 pm
Sunday, October 8th  from noon-7 pm
5701 Press Dr. New Orleans
Enjoy live music, delicious food from a variety of local restaurants & caterers, fine arts and crafts and family friendly fun!  There will be activities for children in the Kids’ Village including pony rides, a kids stage, an New Orleans Fire Department fire truck, face painting, an imagination playground, pottery making, garden crafts and much more. Gentilly Fest supports the New Orleans Police, Fire, EMS, Children’s Music camps and other New Orleans organizations that need help. This year, Gentilly Fest will also donate funds to the sports programs of Pontchartrain Park & Milne playgrounds and The Roots of Music. Click here for the full line-ups of musical acts, food vendors and kids’ village activities.
Oktoberfest 2017
Friday October 6 from 4-11 pm
Saturday, October 7 from 1-11 pm
Bayou St. John across from City Park – 1700 Moss Street
Enjoy the first weekend of Oktoberfest with German food, drinks, music and souvenir shopping. Cost $8 ; children 12 and under free; tickets available at the entrance.
Beignet Festnola family is a proud sponsor – RESCHEDULED ON DECEMBER 2
Saturday, October 7 from 10 am-6 pm
Festival Grounds, New Orleans City Park
The 2nd Annual Beignet Fest will be held rain or shine. Beignet Fest celebrates New Orleans’ most iconic dessert: the beignet. From traditional sweet treats to savory delicacies that feature seafood, cheese and more, Beignet Fest serves up the best beignets in the South. Profits raised from the sale of food and beverages on site will benefit the Tres Doux Foundation – with a mission to celebrate, embrace and enhance the lives of children with developmental delays and disabilities. Beignets for a good cause? Yes, please! Come out and visit with nola family in the Kid’s Village.
Algiers Fest – CANCELLED
Saturday, October 7 from 11 am-7 pm
Federal City, 2500 General Meyer Ave., New Orleans, 70114
You will not want to miss the third annual Algiers Fest. This festival celebrates the military, police and the Algiers community. Bring the whole family and enjoy live music, local art work, children’s activities, food trucks and more! The event is free and open to the public. There will be awsome youth activities and as well as terrific events for all ages.
Saturday, October 7 from 4-9:30 pm
300-700 Blocks of Julia St, New Orleans
Celebrate a day of art with family-friendly community art experiences at the Contemporary Arts Center, followed by the First Saturday Gallery Openings on Julia Street and throughout the Arts District of New Orleans and the Arts Market Downtown presented by the DDD. This year, Art for Arts’ Sake DOWNTOWN includes a Gallery Hunt through the Arts District New Orleans! Grab a card from the CAC, Ogden, Arts Market Downtown, or one of the participating galleries, and visit at least one gallery on each block to win fabulous prizes from the Friends of ADNO.

As a reminder, check each Festival website or Facebook page for updates before heading out in case they postpone due to the weather.

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