Avoid the “I’m boreds” this May with these only-in-New Orleans events. Pack up those little backpacks and head out for a month of fun.
Jazz Fest Second Weekend, May 3-6
This year, you’ll find the Jazz Fest Kids Tent right across from the Grandstand, between the People's Health Economy Hall Tent and the Gentilly Pedestrian Entrance. Come enjoy programs for kids from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.-ish every day, such as youth choirs, puppet shows, plays and acts like the Harris Family Cajun Band and The Swing Setters. You’ll find our post on Jazz Fest Tips here. Learn more about Jazz Fest and view entertainment lineup here.
Growing Gardeners, May 5
The New Orleans Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program in City Park introduces kids ages 6 to 9 to the fun of gardening. They’ll learn about plants, food, and ecosystems while having a good time. Learn more.
Mother’s Day at Audubon Zoo, May 13
Mom’s get in free on Mother’s Day for a free concert starring Irma Thomas. There will also be special “Mom-tastic” activities put on by Children’s Hospital and Touro Infirmary. Learn more.
Alice in Wonderland, May 18-20
Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat…they all step through the looking glass and onto the stage at the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Alice in Wonderland. This two-act Tchaikovsky ballet retells the classic Lewis Carroll story through dance. Don’t be late for this very important date! Learn more.
Greek Fest, May 25-27
For 45 years, families have been flocking to Greek Fest for Greek music, dancing, food, canoeing on Bayou St. John, and fun in the Athenian Playground. This special kids area includes the 24-foot-high Mount Olympus Climbing Wall and the Hercules Hammer where you can test your strength. You can also bounce in the inflatables, get your face painted, and get “crafty.” Kids don’t like gyros? No problem. They have hot dogs for picky eaters. Learn more.