Weekend Top 5: 10/9

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Every weekend, LifeSongs gives you a variety of outing ideas for the whole family! Check out what’s going on this weekend in our area:


Gentilly Fest | Friday, 10/9 – Sunday, 10/11

What: Free to the public, Gentilly Fest celebrates all things “Gentilly,” including live music, food, arts and crafts, and children’s activities in Kids’ Village including pony rides, a kids stage, an NOFD fire truck, face painting, an imagination playground, pottery making, garden crafts and much more! Admission is FREE!

Where: Pontchartrain Park, 6154 Congress Drive in New Orleans

When: 6:00 – 9:00 PM (Fri), 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM (Sat), 12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM (Sun)

Call 504-813-4164 or or click here for more details.


Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay | Friday, 10/9 – Sunday, 10/11

What: Live music, gumbo, carnival rides, gumbo, a parade, gumbo, kids’ activities and, did we mention the gumbo?! And admission is free!

Where: Chackbay-Choupic Fairgrounds, 326 Highway 304 in Thibodaux

When: 6:00 PM – Midnight (Fri), Noon – Midnight (Sat), 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Sun)

Call 985-633-2828 or click here for more info.


Wooden Boat Festival | Saturday, 10/10 – Sunday, 10/11

What: The annual festivities feature a boat-building contest, children’s village, classic car and motorcycle shows, arts and crafts and more.

Where: Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, in Madisonville

When: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Call 985-845-9200 or click here for more details.

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Old Arabi Sugar Festival | Saturday, 10/10

What: The Old Arabi Neighborhood Association hosts the 7th Annual Sugar Festival in the Historic neighborhood of Old Arabi, featuring food, live music, kid’s activities, a cooking contest, crafts, and more!

Where: Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St. in Arabi

When: 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Call 504-278-4242 or click here for details.

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Celebracion Latina | Sunday, 11/11

What: The festival celebrates Latin American culture with food, music and special activities. Free with zoo admission.

Where: Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. in New Orleans

When: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Call 504-581-4629 or click here for more info.


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