Make Dinner – and Memories – this Thanksgiving.


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November 1 2017 | Family Travel Tips


Years from now when your kids think back on Thanksgivings when they were growing up, chances are it’s not the food they’ll remember most, but the family fun.

The touch football on the lawn with the cousins.

The aunt who put black olives on all her fingers and chased the kids all around the house.

Playing classic board games like Sorry and Clue with grandma and grandpa.

Here in New Orleans, there are three more ways to make memories with the kids Thanksgiving weekend. Make this a Turkey Day they’ll remember long after the last dish has been put away.

Make plans to attend one – or all – of the following:


Thanksgiving Bash: Gobble Than Wobble

From 3 p.m to 7 p.m. November 23-25, take your krewe of cousins to City Putt in City Park for Thanksgiving Bash: Gobble Than Wobble. For just $10, you’ll each get to play one course, enjoy sweet treats and one cocktail (or soft drink), and receive giveaways and a raffle ticket. To learn more, call 483-9385.

Turkey Day Race in City Park

Head to City Park for 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning and run off that dinner you’re about to eat at the 106th Annual Turkey Day Race in City Park. Along with the 5 Mile race, there’s a Kids Half-Mile for ages 2 to 15. Learn more.

Bayou Classic Parade

On Saturday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m., The Grambling "Marching Tigers" and The Southern "Human Jukebox" will lead the 7th Annual Bayou Classic Parade from the Superdome to the French Market. Come see floats, marching bands, military units, members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club and more. Everyone in the family will love it.

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