NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in October 2021

October is here! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly in-person and virtual activities taking place in and around New Orleans this month!

This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. We’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family to enjoy throughout the month. If you have suggestions or additions, please leave a comment!

***Don’t forget to also check out our 2021 Guide to New Orleans Area Pumpkin Patches! And also our 2021 Guide to Fall Fun in New Orleans.

Oct
18
National Fried Chicken Festival Week
308 S Diamond St New Orleans, La 70130
A weeklong event celebrating all things fried chicken in support of businesses impacted by the Pandemic and Hurricane Ida. Across the city and throughout the week, partnering restaurants will feature ...
Oct
20
Washington Parish Free Fair
Washington Parish Fairgrounds
Each year, the Washington Parish Free Fair provides quality family entertainment to visitors from all over the globe. Attractions, food and events await days of fun!
Oct
24
Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt
LOOP NOLA
After a successful inaugural event in 2020, we invite you on our 2nd annual Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt by canoe/kayak in City Park! The treasure hunts will be on October 23rd, 24th, 29th, and 30th, ...
Oct
24
Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo
Audubon Zoo
10:00 am
Join Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital New Orleans for the 2021 Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo – a daytime Halloween experience for the whole family benefiting Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospit...
Oct
24
NOLA Craft Culture Glitter Pumpkin Patch
NOLA Craft Culture
10:00 am
Enjoy the seasonal fun of a pumpkin patch but with uniquely New Orleans style at NOLA Craft Culture’s GLITTER PUMPKIN PATCH. Free admission, photo ops and glittered decor and craft supplies for ...
Oct
24
ShardWorx Pumpkin Pour Workshop at Shard Shop
The Shard Shop
3:30 pm
Our ShardWorx® Pumpkin Dirty Pour Class is great kids and adult workshop decorating pumpkins for the Fall and Halloween Season!
Oct
24
New Orleans Nightmare
NEW ORLEANS NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE
7:00 pm
With some of the most intense and widely recognized haunted attractions in the country, 13th Floor brings a new kind of fear to The Big Easy… one where your nightmares come to play! Located in J...
Oct
24
New Orleans Nightmare
New Orleans Nightmare
7:30 pm
New Orleans Nightmare is a seasonal haunted attraction located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Every year, the House is opened on weekends in October. Come celebrate the Halloween festivities!
Oct
27
Twilight at Longue Vue
Longue Vue House & Gardens
5:00 pm
Bring drinks, snacks, picnic seating, or just your walking shoes and face covering to enjoy the cool hours of the day in the Longue Vue Gardens. Twilight at Longue Vue is our new series of casual, ope...
Oct
27
Dr. Glitter Glam Turban Workshop
NOLA Craft Culture
6:00 pm
Join Dr. Glitter for a fabulous glam turban workshop and make the perfect last minute accessory for your Halloween weekend festivities! $45 workshop fee includes all materials needed (including turban...
Oct
27
1st Annual Trunk or Treat presented by the City of Harahan
Harahan City Hall
6:00 pm
Free event and free candy! Presented by the City of Harahan.
Oct
28
Family Night at Faubourg Brewing Co.
Faubourg Brewing Company
4:30 pm
Bring the kids and enjoy a night out at Faubourg! Every Thursday, we have 2 free bounce houses available for kids from 4:30pm-7:30pm, a Big Bounce House and a smaller Toddler Bounce House.
Oct
28
Thrillville Fair at The Shrine on Airline
The Shrine on Airline
5:00 pm
Families looking for fall fun and excitement should head to The Shrine on Airline in Metairie from October 28th through November 7th for the Thrillville Fair at the Shrine on Airline! This festive fam...
Oct
28
Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do
Audubon Zoo
7:00 pm
For more than four decades, funds raised for Zoo-To-Do events have long supported programs and conservation efforts while celebrating the animals you love. Your Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do support will ...
Oct
28
Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat
Esplanade Mall
7:00 pm
City of Kenner Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat Esplanade Mall, Macy’s Parking Lot (Target Side)
Oct
29
Toula ‘Que & Fall Fest
Memorial Park
Join Us Halloween Weekend! There will be a BBQ cook-off, BBQ food galore, amusement rides, entertainment, Costume Contest and so much more!
Oct
29
St. Catherine of Siena Parish Fair
St. Catherine of Siena
SCS is blasting off! Join St. Catherine of Siena Parish for a weekend full of fun, food and music!
Oct
29
Upturn Arts : Trick or Treat
NOLA Spaces
4:00 pm
Join us on Friday, October 29th, from 4:00-7:00 pm at Nola Spaces for our annual Trick or Treat Community Halloween Party! We’ll have games, goodies, a dance party, plus free new and gently-used...
Oct
29
Glitter Workshop: Ice SCREAM Cone Throws!
NOLA Craft Culture
5:00 pm
A special extra spooky October workshop to make next level Halloween-themed glittery Ice SCREAM Cones! Workshop will include: – Sculptural work of building fake ice cream (both constructing the ...
Oct
29
Spooktacular West Metry Fest
5:00 pm
Family trick or treating and craft fest! Have fun shopping local craft vendors while munching on goulish goodies! Kid’s costume contest at 7PM and Adult’s costume contest at 9M. 8014 West ...
Oct
30
Trick or Treat at the Rink
The Rink
10:30 am
Celebrate Halloween weekend at The Rink! Each shop will hand out special treats as guests Trick or Treat around The Rink. There will also be plenty of Halloween themed books, toys and more for all to ...
Oct
30
Chapellette Bound
Joe Yenni Stadium
12:00 pm
Is your future Chipmunk Chapellette Bound? Register your daughter today to be a part of the Rummel/Chapelle experience! Open to girls in grades 3rd-7th. Deadline to register is October 12.
Oct
30
Fall Fest at Longue Vue
Longue Vue House & Gardens
3:00 pm
A festive fall evening in the Longue Vue Gardens with trick-or-treating, crafts and activities.
Oct
31
Join Lakeside Shopping Center for Malloween!
Lakeside Shopping Center
10:00 am
We are excited to share that Lakeside Shopping Center is hosting Malloween! This a safe (and air-conditioned) family-friendly way to trick-or-treat! Trick-or-Treat in Center Court and get in the Hal...
Nov
20
Infant Massage Education Class
10:00 am
This is a free instructional Infant Massage Education live class for caregivers of babies 6 weeks to crawling. Caregivers will be taught Infant Massage USA approved strokes by AnnMarie Dunn, certified...

Mary is a caffeine addicted boy mom to Noah, Liam and Luke. This “stay at home” mom can typically been found cruising in her minivan, jamming to Beyonce with a Starbucks in hand on her way to carpool or after school activities. Mary has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007. She is a founder of Delivering Hope NOLA and the Vanessa Wolff Scholarship Fund at her Alma Mater. Mary is passionate in the local preemie community and has been heavily involved with the March of Dimes since her sons Liam and Luke were born premature.

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