Festivals This Weekend

New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd #219, New Orleans
The WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival presents the best of past AirPower Expo celebrations along with an expanded roster of entertainment, food, drink, and soaring aircraft. General Admission $15; Kids under 12 are FREE for Saturday and Sunday; WWII Veterans FREE. Oct. 27-29 at. Gates open at 9 am daily.
Louisiana Seafood Festival
Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., New Orleans
From the waters to your plate, the Louisiana Seafood Festival is a celebration of all the fresh and flavorful seafood that makes our state great! This three-day festival offers more and more every year, including three days of live music, celebrity chef demonstration, dozens of Louisiana seafood dishes for sale, a kid’s area featuring fun activities, an art’s village, and assortment of beverages. General admission tickets are $10/day, children 12 years and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Oct. 27-29. Time vary by day.
Sweet Potato Fest
Arthur Ashe Charter School, 1456 Gardena Dr., New Orleans
A unique, wholesome, and jubilant harvest celebration at Ashe’s Edible Schoolyard at Oak Park!
Parade around the neighborhood with the Ashe Aces Marching Unit and Edible Schoolyard New Orleans’ krewes. Help harvest and clean Ashe’s bountiful crop of sweet potatoes. Unearth the biggest, smallest, or weirdest-looking sweet tater and you might win a prize! Celebrate with music, facepaint, potato sack races, tater-themed arts and crafts, and more! Eat samples of delicious sweet potato dishes from local restaurants, and cast your votes for the Sweet Potato Cook-Off!  Costumes are encouraged – Sweet potato, bees, butterflies, flowers, compost, or any Halloween costume! Free. Oct. 28, 9 am-1:30 pm.
Boo Fest
Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd. Covington
The 8th annual Boo Fest benefits children with disabilities and their families, but is open to children of all abilities. The gates open for early admission for special needs families at 9 am, followed by general admission at 10 am for the entire community. Admission is only $2 per person. Oct. 28, 10 am-3 pm.
YAYA Family Arts: Fall Festival
YAYA Arts Center, 3322 LaSalle St., New Orleans
There will be pumpkin crafts, treats, a costume contest, face painting, and more! This event is FREE and open to ALL AGES! The costume contest will begin at 12:30pm and special goody bags will be given to the first 25 participants. Oct 28, 11 am-1 pm. 
Howl-O-Weenie Fest
Babycakes Field, 6213 Airline Drive Metairie
Join the Metairie Humane Society for games, pet costume contests, raffles, door prizes, food and treats, and trick or treating for the kids! All proceeds benefit the Metairie Humane Society. $5 costume entry fee. Oct. 28, 11 am-5 pm.
Halloween Festival at Bayou Segnette 
Bayou Segnette State Park, 7777 W Bank Expressway, Westwego
Come have a spooky good time at our annual Halloween Festival! Trick-or-Treating, The Haunted Swamp Trail, Campsite Decorating Contest and more!  Cost is $3.00 per person; Children 3 and under are FREE and Senior citizens 62 and older are FREE. Oct. 28, 6-9 pm.
Harvest Fest in Crescent Park
Crescent Park at the Mandeville Wharf, 1008 N. Peters St., New Orleans
This family-friendly festival features live music by Johnette Downing and a kid’s zone! There will also be food and drink for purchase as well as an arts market. Get outside and enjoy the nice fall weather! Free admission. Oct. 29, Noon-6 pm.

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