Are you ready for the weekend?!  Grab your kids and some sunscreen, and get outside for some family fun! 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds Race Course. A 10-day cultural feast showcasing thousands of musicians on multiple stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world. Daily tickets are $70 in advance, $80 at the gate and $5 for children ages 2-10. For more information, visit nojazzfest.com. Continues through May 7. 

Zoo-To-Do for Kids Presented by Tulane Pediatrics, Audubon Zoo. Kids will enjoy live music and sing-along groups, games, inflatables, crafts, magicians, face painters, food and more. Ticket prices and times vary. For more information, visit audubonnatureinstitute.org/ztdk. 5-9 pm. 

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart, UNO Lakefront Arena. Make unforgettable memories with the characters from Finding Dory, Inside Out, Frozen and Toy Story, plus Mickey, Minnie and all of the Disney princesses! Ticket prices and times vary. For more information, visit the Lakefront Arena Box Office or ticketmaster.com. Continues through April 30. 

Movies in the Park: E.T., Oliver Bush Playground, 2500 Caffin Ave. Rain site: Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center. See April 7 listing for details. Sunset. 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

19th Annual Ponchatoula Jambalaya Cook-off, Memorial Park, Ponchatoula. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, games, a 50/50 raffle and much more! Free admission, $7 for all-you-can-eat jambalaya and cracklins. For more information, visit facebook.com/ponchyjambalayacookoff. 11 am-5 pm. 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds Race Course. See April 28 listing for details.

Kinder Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens. Kids can get up close and personal with nature through plantings, digging for worms, crafts and more. 18 months to 5 years, plus an accompanying adult. $8/members and $10/non-members. For times and more information, call Lauren Rouatt at 504.293.4719

Music & Movement, Algiers Regional Library. Come and have fun with instructor Miss Mary Dawn for music and youth yoga! Grades K-2. Free. 3-3:45 pm. 

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart, UNO Lakefront Arena. See April 28 listing for details.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 30  

Sensory Sunday, Audubon Zoo. The zoo welcomes those families with children with special needs to enjoy special sensory activities and animal encounters at the education area of the zoo. Free. For more information, contact [email protected].  9:30-10:30 am.

Maker Krewe, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Maker Krewe is a gathering of young, creative makers who desire the time, tools and expertise necessary to solve meaningful hard problems. Registration is $25-55. Space is limited, so you must register in advance at makerkrewe.com. 10 am-4 pm. 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds Race Course. See April 28 listing for details.

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart, UNO Lakefront Arena. See April 28 listing for details.