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September 2018 Outdoor Adventure

By Nola Family Staff, August 31, 2018


CCFM Marketeer Day

Crescent City Farmers Market. Every 1st Saturday of the month, there will be marketeer-inspired activities for your future foodies to enjoy. Marketeer faves include market story time, scavenger hunts, and veggie stamps. For more information, click here. 8 am-noon.

Freedom Fest at The Lake

Kenner Laketown (where Williams Blvd. meets the lake). Free. Kenner hosts a Labor Day tradition. Music, food, and fireworks. 3 pm-’til fireworks. For more information, visit

New Orleans Baby Cakes vs. Omaha Storm Chasers

Shrine on Airline, 6000 Airline Drive. Enjoy a day of baseball fun as the Baby Cakes take no the Storm Chasers. For more information, visit Noon.

The Super Run 5K – Galactic Heroes

New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive. A superhero run that supports local and national charities. Game zone, DJs, and more. The fun begins at 8 am; the race begins at 9 am. Click here for more information.

Gleason Gras & Saints Pep Rally

Champions Square. Kick off Saints season and raise money for Team Gleason. $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit 5-10:30 pm.

Free Capoeira for Kids

Capoeira New Orleans. From capoeira to samba to drumming, Brazilian food to tournaments and more, this is a great opportunity for our neighbors in Mid-City, the 7th Ward, and Treme to join the capoeira family. Click here for more information. Free. 1:30-3 pm.

Second Saturday Stroller Tour

Newcomb Art Museum. NAM will open its doors early for parents with small children. Enjoy a private tour of the exhibition with Tom Friel, the museum’s Coordinator for Interpretation & Public Engagement, at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of each month. Click here for more information. Free admission.

Reading to Rover

Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad Ave. An opportunity to share the unconditional love of dogs with children who want to read, practice reading aloud, or who may not have a pet of their own. For more information, visit 6-7 pm.

Irish Fest New Orleans

Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St. Celebrating the profound and interwind histories of the Irish in New Orleans through music, dance, cuisine, and storytelling. For more information, visit 9 am-7 pm.

Family Nutrition

Lakeside Shopping Center. Is your child a picky eater? Join Tour Nutritionist Julie Fortenberry for an informative class on nutrition and wellness. To register, visit 9-10 am.

Museum Day Live

Participating Museums: Southern Food and Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail, The National WWII Museum, Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic House, The Historic New Orleans Collection, The Cabildo, The Presbytere, 1850 House, The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Longue Vue House and Gardens.
Hosted by Simthsonian Magazine, participating museums and cultural institutes provide FREE entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Ticket provides free admission for two people. For more information, visit

Fried Chicken Festival

Woldenberg Park. The free, outdoor, two-day festival has food from more than 35 restaurants and lots of music on two stages from bands. For more information, visit Sept. 22-23, 11 am.

Gretna Heritage Festival

Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. Encompassing 25 city blocks, this award-winning festival promotes and supports businesses and organizations in the City of Gretna. For more information, visit Time varies by day. Continues through Sept. 30.

Princess for a Day 5K

Shrine on Airline. Family-friendly race day with special appearances from some of your favorite princesses to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information, visit $20/person for 1/2 mile run, $25/person for 5K run. 8:30 am-noon.

29th Annual Chevron Walk to End HIV

Crescent Park, 30 N. Peters St. Come support our local programs. All money stays in New Orleans to support the 3,000 HIVE patients served annually. For more information, visit 8:30 am-2 pm.

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