Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Orleans Area Free and Frugal Events this Weekend

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can get out and enjoy the upcoming weekend, but if not, there are a few great indoor events happening this weekend, too:

Friday 8/21 from 6-10pm, the Danny Alexander Blues Band will be performing a free concert at Lagniappe at the Market (Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave. at 4th Street, Westwego). Bring your chairs and blankets, but leave the coolers and outside food at home - they'll have food and beverage vendors on hand starting at 5pm to feed you!

On Saturday 8/22, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street, is hosting a Family Fair and offering free admission from 10am until 4pm. At the fair you can find interactive arts and crafts, an art scavenger hunt, live performances, and local food vendors. If you haven't checked out the Ogden Museum, now's your (free) chance!

Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center, you can find the Louisiana Tailgate & BBQ Festival. This event is not free, but they have different levels of tickets available, including free general admission for kids 12 and under! Looks like they have plenty of live music scheduled to go along with the BBQ and a football experience. I haven't yet told my husband about the BBQ eating contest on Friday night... that coupled with a football experience makes for not a pretty sight!

Lowe's is having another Build & Grow clinic for kids Saturday morning from 10-11am. This time, they get to make a wooden school bus! We've taken our boys to these clinics a few times and they've really enjoyed them (they've especially liked using the little hammers!).

Get out there, have fun, and enjoy a great summer weekend!

1 comment:

  1. The Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic is in many locations this Saturday. Check your local Lowes. There are going to be lots of new school busses just in time!