Apr 4, 2024 - Things to Do

Hogs for the Cause, parades, Ledisi and more things to do in New Orleans

Photo shows a man grilling ribs at Hogs for the Cause

Hogs for the Cause features dozens of BBQ teams and plenty of music. Band of Horses headline on Saturday. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images

The weather is beautiful in New Orleans and there are plenty of festivals, parades and other things to do this weekend.

  • Here are some of our best bets.


โœจ The New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival is Thursday through Monday at the Mudlark Public Theater and other venues. (Tickets)

๐Ÿ‘‘ "Disney Princess: The Concert" is at the Saenger at 7pm. (Tickets)

๐ŸŽญ Le Petit Theatre puts on "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" through Sunday. (Details)


๐Ÿท Hogs for the Cause is Friday and Saturday at the UNO Lakefront Arena. (Tickets)

๐ŸŽค Ledisi lands at the Mahalia Jackson Theater with "The Good Life Tour." (Tickets)

๐Ÿ€ The Pelicans play the San Antonio Spurs at 7pm. (Details)

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ "Annie" is at the Saenger this weekend. (Tickets)

๐ŸŽช The Delman Circus is at Oakwood Mall through April 22. (Details)

๐Ÿคก Clown Hole, a drag wrestling spectacular, is at the Joy Theater at 9pm. (Details)


๐ŸŒท The Spring Garden Show is from 9-4pm at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. (Ticket info)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น The St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade rolls at 11am in Chalmette. (Details)

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Arts Market New Orleans is back at City Park's Great Lawn from 10am to 4pm. (Details)

๐Ÿชฃ The Louisiana Children's Museum hosts its annual Mud Fest from 10am to 4pm. (Details)

๐ŸŽถ Jammin' on Julia is a free music-centered art walk from 6pm to 9pm on Julia Street. (Details)

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ "Celebration of the Young Child," a free festival geared for children 1-8, starts at 10am outside WYES' studio. (Details)

๐ŸŒˆ The New Orleans Pride Center celebrates its grand opening at 2pm with live music and drag performances. (Details)

๐ŸฆŽ The HERPS Exotic Reptile and Pet Show is in Slidell this weekend. It's the largest of its kind in the state. (Details)


โ˜˜๏ธ The St. Patrick's Day Metairie Road Parade rolls at noon. It was rescheduled from last month due to rain. (Route)

๐ŸŒธ Longue Vue House and Gardens hosts a free family day from 1 to 5pm. (Details)


๐Ÿ˜Ž Jefferson Parish Library's East Bank Regional Branch hosts a free eclipse party from noon to 2pm. (Details)

Go deeper: WWOZ's Livewire for the live music schedule.


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