NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in May 2017

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Can you guys believe that tomorrow we’ll be in May? We’ve scoured the internet to find all sorts of fun activities and events for your family, so you don’t have to!

This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. Rather, we’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family to enjoy throughout the month. Living in New Orleans can be overwhelming, but our hope is that consolidating events into a resource such as this will make your job as entertainment director a tad easier! If you have suggestions or additions, please leave a comment!


***Special Note :: Don’t forget about the Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps for your upcoming summer needs!***

Your Guide to the Month of May 2017

May 1-3 :: NOLA Crawfish Festival will take place at Central City BBQ.

May 2 :: In honor of GiveNOLA Day, Thomas Morstead of the New Orleans Saints is giving out FREE snowballs from 6-8pm at Sal’s Sno-balls in Metairie!

May 6 :: The Belle Chasse YMCA is having a Healthy Kids Day family party!

May 6 :: Westwego Farmer’s Market Crawfish Cook-off where teams will compete to see who boils the best crawfish!

May 7 :: Head to the Slidell Heritage park for Some Enchanted Evening with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Admission is free.

May 8 :: Join Touro Nutritionist Julie Fortenberry and Guest Speaker Erin Reho Pelias, owner of ZukaBaby, for an interactive baby food making class at Touro Infirmary.

May 13 :: The Louisiana Children’s Museum week-long celebration of Latin American culture will culminate with special performances by the New Orleans Hispano-American Dance Group and Calliope Puppets.

May 13 :: The 5th Annual Huey P. Long Bridge Run will go up and around the bridge and Bridge City, new orleans events mayUSA for their 5K!

May 13 :: It’s the Lycée Français City Park Family Fun Night! Enjoy unlimited rides for $15!

May 13-14 :: Veg out at NOLA Veggie Fest.

May 13 :: stroll Magazine Street for their annual Champagne Stroll. There will be music, bubbly, and plenty of special offers.

May 14 :: Celebrate Mother’s Day with an event full of music, food, fun and family at the Audubon Zoo. Complimentary admission for Moms and members.

May 16 :: Join FestiGals & NAWBO (New Orleans Association of Women Business Owners) for an evening of networking and discussion with women who have experienced the challenges of growing their businesses.

May 19 :: NKOTB, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men will be at the Smoothie King Center as part of their Total Package Tour.

May 19 :: The KIDZ BOP Kids: Best Time Ever Tour makes a stop at Champion Square.

May 20 :: How does your body work and what can you do to take care of it? Experience a fun-filled day of fitness complete with dancing, second lining, stretching, meditation, and yoga with Project Peaceful Warriors at the Louisiana Children’s Museum.

May 20 :: Barre3 is celebrating their Anniversary. All classes are free on May 20th. It is the perfect chance to find out what barre3 is all about.

May 21 :: Sensory Friendly Fun Day at the Louisiana Children’s Museum offers a comfortable and inclusive LCM experience for children with disabilities and their families. Admission is free.

May 21 :: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: Nutrition & Wellness Class at Touro Infirmary. Join Touro dietitian Julie Fortenberry and special guest Kelley Howard Gill, yoga instructor from Wild Lotus Yoga, for an informative class on nutrition and wellness for expectant and new mothers.

May 26-28 :: Bayou Country Superfest is back in New Orleans!

May 27 :: Movies on the Point will feature The Princess Bride.

Recurring Events and Specials

Fridays: Music in the Park, a free outdoor concert series at Kenner’s Heritage Park every Friday  in May from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Local bands will perform and visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for seating. Food and drink will be for sale and numerous local crafters will be out as well.

Saturdays: Movies in the Park,  free outdoor movie series at Kenner’s Heritage Park will take place every Saturday evening in May at 8:00pm. Family-friendly movies will be shown on a 25-foot outdoor movie screen in high definition. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating as this event will be reminiscent of a drive-in movie theater. Concessions will be for sale.

New Orleans Moms Blog Neighborhood Group Activities

Have you joined one of our NOMB Neighborhood Groups yet? These groups are always gathering for a night out or playdates. Our Mombassadors are working on plenty of MNO’s and playdates all across the New Orleans area – please note that in order to view these activities, you’ll need to join the group for your area.

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