NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in March 2019

We’re rolling into March with these exciting events! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans this month!

This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. We’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family to enjoy throughout the month. If you have suggestions or additions, please leave a comment!

NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in March 2019

March 1 :: Bosom Buddies Parade pre-parade ceremonies begin at 11:15 at the starting point of St Louis and Bourbon.March 2019
Travels on Bourbon to St. Ann, then turns right.

March 1 :: The Krewe of Hermes parade will start at the intersection of Magazine Street and Jefferson Avenue in New Orleans at 5:30pm.

March 1 :: The Krewe d’Etat parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Magazine Street in New Orleans at 6:30pm.

March 1 :: The Krewe of Centurions will use the Metairie Westbound route and begin at the intersection of Bonnabel Blvd. and Nero Street at 6:30pm.

March 1 :: The Krewe of Selene parade begins at the intersection of Spartan Drive and Highway 11 at 6:30pm in Slidell.

March 1 :: The Krewe of Morpheus parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Magazine Street in New Orleans at 7:00pm.

March 1 :: The Original Krewe of Orpheus parade will begin at the intersection of Ashbury Drive and Highway 190 (Emerald Road) in Covington at 7:00pm.

March 2 :: Spark a curiosity for nature in your kids as they play, learn, and grow in the Discovery Garden at Longue Vue. With activities like seed planting, arts & crafts, microscope observation, and storytime, Sprouts is for kids of all ages to explore the wonderful world of the garden at their own pace. With seasonal themes and changing activities, there are always new things to discover at Sprouts. Kids of all ages welcome, though ideal for ages 18 months – 10 years. This week’s theme: Mardi Gras Gardeners – Celebrate carnival we play and learn in the garden! At Sprouts this month we’ll make our own instruments, plant late winter seeds, and bring it all together with a parade through the garden! Wear your purple, green, and gold, and get ready for some Mardi Gras fun!

March 2 :: The Krewe of NOMTOC parade starts at the intersection of Holiday Dr. and Fiesta St at 10:45am on the Westbank.

March 2 :: The Krewe of Iris parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and S. Saratoga Street in New Orleans at 11:00am.

March 2 :: The Krewe of Tucks parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans at 12:00pm.

March 2 :: The Krewe of Endymion parade starts at the intersection of City Park Avenue and Orleans Avenue at 4:15pm.

March 2 :: The Krewe of Isis will begin at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Houma Boulevard, the parade will head west at 6:30pm.

March 3 :: The Krewe of Okeanos parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street in New Orleans at 11:00am.

March 3 :: The Krewe of Mid City parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Magazine Street in New Orleans at 11:45am.

March 3 :: The Krewe of Thoth parade will start at the intersection of State Street and Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans at 12:00pm.

March 3 :: The Krewe of Bacchus parade will start at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue in New Orleans at 5:15pm.

March 3 :: The Krewe of Athena will use the Metairie Westbound route and begin at the intersection of Bonnabel Blvd. and Nero Street at 5:30pm.

March 3 :: The Krewe of Pandora will use the Metairie Westbound route and begin at the intersection of Bonnabel Blvd. and Nero Street at 6:30pm.

March 4 :: The Krewe of Proteus parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street in New Orleans at 5:15pm.

March 4 :: The Krewe of Orpheus parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans at 6:00pm.

March 5 :: The Krewe of Zulu begin at S. Claiborne and Jackson Avenue at 8:00am.

March 5 :: The Krewe of Rex parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and S. Claiborne Ave. (Highway 90) in New Orleans at 10:00am, followed by the Krewe of Elks Orleans and the Krewe of Crescent City.

March 5 :: The Krewe of Argus parade will begin at the intersection of Veterans Boulevard and Houma Boulevard at 10:00am, followed by the Krewe of Elks Jefferson and the Krewe of Jefferson.

March 5 :: The Covington Lions Club begins at the intersection of North Columbia Street and Jefferson Street in Covington, Louisiana at 10:00am, followed by the Krewe of Covington.

March 5 :: The Krewe of Chahta begins at Highway 190 on the corner of Mill Road, heading west at 1:00pm in Lacombe.

March 5 :: The Krewe of Folsom begins at Magnolia Park on the corner of Olive Street and Garfield Street at 1:30pm in Folsom.

March 8 :: Join us after work for a Healthy Happy Hour at Live Oak Yoga. We will have Vinyasa Flow yoga set to LIVE music \After class, we will light refreshments. Use your regular class package to sign up online as space is limited, and please bring a minimum donation of $10 for our guest musician.

March 9 :: PJ MASKS LIVE is back with an all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe! Leaping, flipping and climbing – live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you’ve never heard before! Don’t sleep through it – watch the PJ Masks save the day, live on stage!

March 9 :: National Read Across America Day falls on March 2nd when LCM will be closed for Mardi Gras. Instead, LCM will celebrate one week later with a day full of storytelling, reading, role-playing, and language development lessons – Read Across the Museum! Hear special Story Times with Author Keione Vance who will read her book Hammy the Hamster Counts to 10 and lead an interactive craft. Volunteers from Golden Key International Honor Society at the University of New Orleans will be on hand to assist with activities. It will be a fun day for all ages!

March 16 :: Discover the science of springtime with activities involving plants, insects and solar power at the Super Science Saturday “Spring Into Science.” Super Science Saturday is for girls in grades 4 – 6 and held at Cabrini High School from 9:00-11:30am. Advance registration is required. The cost to participate is $10 per session.

March 16 :: Free, kid friendly, 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s March throughout downtown Covington will be Saturday, March 16th beginning at 12:00pm. Post parade celebration block party on the corner of Rutland and New Hampshire!

March 16 :: Church’s Karate Academy is having our monthly Parent’s Night Out! Ages 5-14 (4 year old siblings and previous attendees welcome). This is a drop-off event. 5:00-9:00pm. $20 — includes pizza, drinks, chips, beginner karate lesson, physical and skill games/activities, crafts, and a wall-sized (age appropriate) movie! No experience necessary.

March 16 :: Join us at Live Oak Yoga for our Prenatal Yoga Workshop designed to maintain a healthy practice and a healthy pregnancy. The workshop is for expecting mothers less than 33 weeks pregnant; first time yogis welcomed and encouraged to attend. Learn how to flow safely through each stage of pregnancy with modifications and tips for a healthy mom and baby. We will strengthen the uterus and pelvic floor muscles, improve circulation, aid digestion, and exercise the spine to increase overall comfort. Upon completion of this workshop, you will have a good understanding of how to modify your practice so you can attend any yoga class, not just prenatal classes.Cost: $75 for three – 1 hour sessions, 3 – one hour small group sessions with experienced prenatal instructor Karina Pivik. Bonus: Participants are eligible for unlimited yoga for $50/month for the duration of their pregnancy, plus two extra months post baby (after physician clearance to return to exercise) at this same low rate.

March 17 :: The annual Metairie Road St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place at noon in front of Rummel High School on Severn Avenue, goes down Severn to Metairie Road, then Metairie Road to the parish line.

March 20 :: Wednesday at the Square is a FREE family friendly concert series that takes place in Lafayette Square (S Maestri Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130). This week’s lineup: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (6:30pm) + RumpleSTEELskin (5:00pm).

March 22 :: Catch the Crescent Spirit at Cabrini’s Friday Night Lights filled with fun activities, food, games, and more! Sing your heart out with karaoke, design your own jewelry and show your creativity with cupcake decorating, arts and crafts, and origami art. Plus, dance the night away at the sock hop, cheer and dance, and capture memories of the night in the Crescent photo booth. Online registration for Cabrini’s Friday Night Lights opens Monday, February 25 at www.cabrinihigh.com. We can’t wait to welcome you to Cabrini!

March 23 :: Children’s Hospital Sugarplum Ball, themed Puttin’ on the Glitz, will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at The Sugar Mill located in downtown New Orleans. The night will include a sensational silent auction filled with unique artwork, fine jewelry, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and much more. Nearly 40 restaurants will serve delectable offerings from their menus while live music fills the venue. We’ll invite our patrons to have fun with our playful theme, even offering miniature golf as a featured area at the Ball. The evening will be elegant and full of southern charm.

March 23 :: Grand Opening of Cake Face Soaping in downtown Mandeville! Come see us from 9:00am-4:00pm, enjoy our pop up market and check out our new space.

March 23 :: Embark on an exciting trek across the globe at the 21st and last Children’s World’s Fair on Julia Street. The Children’s World’s Fair is a unique, daylong journey that explores cultural diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Travelers will delight as they enjoy lively, cultural performances and explore games, music, literature, crafts, flavors and more! This year’s featured countries are: Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Philippines, and Senegal. The journey will begin with the Early Explorers Party from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00pm. Early Explorer packages begin at $100 for a family four-pack; individual tickets are $30. (Please note that Early Explorer admission is good for the entire day.) From 12:00pm until 4:30pm, all adventurers are invited to join the fun. General admission tickets for LCM Members are $16 per person and $20 per person for Non-Members.

March 27 :: Wednesday at the Square is a FREE family friendly concert series that takes place in Lafayette Square (S Maestri Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130). This week’s lineup: Flow Tribe (6:30pm) + Robin Barnes and the Fiyabirds (5:00pm).

March 30 :: Young Audiences Charter School is hosting it’s biggest event of year! Featuring music, inflatables, food, and games, YACS Fest is a great way to celebrate the spring season. All are welcome! Now enrolling for K-9.

March 30 :: The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is hosting a Free Family Day on March 30 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Explore the Museum’s Self-Taught exhibition, “Vernacular Voices,” with a day of art activities, music, food and performances. This event is FREE and open to the public.

March 30 :: Learn how to teach yoga, mindfulness and meditation to kids in schools, at home, and within community settings in one fun-filled weekend! You don’t have to be a yoga teacher to participate. This training is for parents, yoga teachers and all professionals who work with kids that want to continue their education.

March 31 :: Bring the whole family for a fun, creative, blissful yoga class at Kidding Around Yoga! This FREE class will introduce classic yoga, meditation, breath work, and stress-management in a kid-friendly style with original music, games, and imaginative stories. We have some mats on hand to borrow, but bring your own if you have one. All ages are welcome!

Recurring Events

Mondays :: Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes strolling around the park, resistance band workouts, and lots of fun for our stroller babes. Meet us in Palmer Park every Monday. Your first class is free!

Tuesdays :: Join us at the East Bank Regional Library for Read & Sing Story Time! It  includes stories, songs, and finger plays for infants and toddlers.

Wednesdays :: “Wiggles & Giggles” Storytime with Craft at the North Kenner Library includes stories and activities for children ages 2-5 years old.

Wednesdays :: Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes strolling around the park, resistance band workouts, and lots of fun for our stroller babes. Meet us at Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park every Wednesday.

Thursdays :: Read and Sing Story Time at the River Ridge Library includes stories, songs, and finger plays for infants and toddlers up to 2 years old.

Fridays :: Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes strolling around the park, resistance band workouts, and lots of fun for our stroller babes. Meet us in Lawrence Square every Friday. Your first class is free!

Saturdays :: Join us on Saturdays for our kids art workshop at Mix It Up Art Studio. Our fun guided kids workshops are geared towards helping with your child’s creativity. Although the children will all be painting from the same starting point, children are welcome to customize their own piece with their favorite colors so everyone’s painting is unique. Each workshop includes a 12×12″ canvas, all supplies and materials. 

If you haven’t yet, be sure to join our Neighborhood Community Groups as we’re always planning events in areas across New Orleans!

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!

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