Activities


St. Tammany Parish Fair {Know Before You Go}

Ahhhh, the St. Tammany Parish Fair. That special time of year when students get the day off from school to go spend even more of their parents’ money on rides, junk food and games clearly rigged against the participants. Because who needs learning, right? As cynical as that may have…


Halloween Activities on the Northshore

This list is updated for 2019. Please expect more events to be added as we get closer to Halloween.  Is your fall calendar is full as ours? It seems like once the temperature drops just a little bit, everyone comes out to play and there are so many fun, family…


Haunted Places in Louisiana

This post is updated for September 2019 and will continue to be updated throughout the season.  As a parent, perhaps you feel you are getting too much sleep at night. If that is the case, try one of the many spooky options around south Louisiana that are sure to keep…


Sunflower U Pick {Know Before You Go}

There’s just something about sunflowers. They are like miniature suns, radiating light and joy when they bloom. They make you smile. And imagine being surrounded by a field of them; rows upon rows of huge sunflowers, as far as the eye can see. This little piece of heaven exists just…


{Worth the Drive} The Louisiana Children’s Museum

This post is brought to you by the Louisiana Children’s Museum. You may or may not have heard but the Louisiana Children’s Museum is making the jump from Julia Street in downtown New Orleans to gorgeous new campus in City Park. I was recently invited to do a blogger tour…



August is New Orleans Museum Month

Historically August is a slow month for tourists in New Orleans. Our unique combination of heat and humidity are apparently a bit too much for out-of-towners. Having fewer tourists, however, means that it’s the perfect time for locals to visit. To make that even easier, New Orleans Museums banded together…


Fourth of July on the Northshore

June 29th, 2019 Slidell Heritage Festival. 4:30-11PM. Heritage Park, Slidell. For more information, see the event page. Abita Springs Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks. 5-10PM. Abita Trailhead. Flag retirement ceremony at 5PM. Fireworks at dusk. Light Up the Lake. 6PM. Mandeville Lakefront. For more information, see the event page. July…


Water Fun on the New Orleans Northshore

This post is brought to you by Smile Doctors For many of us, summertime means putting on your swim suit and playing in the water. Here we’ve compiled a complete list of places for water fun on the Northshore and beyond. Splash Pads Abita Trailhead In addition to the interactive…