Friday, March 5, 2010

New Orleans Free and Frugal Events this Weekend

Springtime is almost here and the fun family events are starting to pop up around town. If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out these free and frugal evens:

If you're looking for a free lunch on Friday, head down to the Pasta Party at the New Orleans Riverside Hilton hotel at noon. To celebrate their parade on Saturday night (at 6pm), the Italian-American Marching Club will be serving "The World's Largest Pasta Dish" with 500 pounds of pasta and 150 gallons of red gravy.

Speaking of parades, on Sunday at 11am head over to Arabi and Chalmette to experience the Irish-Italian-Islenos parade. The parade starts at 11am - come prepared to catch your share of the 250,000-300,000 pounds of produce that will be tossed from the floats!

Yet another parade will kick off the Terrytown Spring Festival on the westbank Saturday at 11am. The festival will feature 14 food and drink booths, live music (Amanda Shaw, the Top Cats, and Rockin Dopsie Jr.), and a kids' area.

Sunday is Algiers Friendship Day. This block party takes place at the Old Point Bar and will feature music and free green beer (while supplies last, of course!).

Also on Sunday: Hornets Day at the Audubon Zoo. The first 2000 visitors will receive a free ticket to the March 31st Hornets game. Hornets players and Honeybees will be making appearances throughout the day.

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