While there are many choices for a Labor Day weekend vacation – Labor Day weekend in New Orleans should definitely be at the top of your list. You won’t find a sad face around here about summer ending, since it means some of the best New Orleans weather is around the corner. While there are many family friendly activities in the city that you can find year round, there is no lack of festival-goers for Labor Day weekend in New Orleans – it is New Orleans, after all.
Labor Day Weekend New Orleans Festivals
Depending on your flavor, you may want to check out Southern Decadence while you are in town. While this one may be a little mature for the younger crowd, Southern Decadence brings an around-the-clock party at the epicenter of Gay New Orleans, the corner of Bourbon St. and St. Ann in the French Quarter, just steps from our New Orleans hotel.
If you’re aching for Mardi Gras a little too early, Krewe of OAK will be holding their Midsummer Mardi Gras. The mini Mardi Gras parade starts at 8:00 pm on Oak Street and ends with a ball at the Maple Leaf Bar.
Family Friendly Labor Day Weekend Activities
If you are looking to stay away from the festival scene during Labor Day weekend in New Orleans, below are some great activities for a younger crowd:
Riverboat Cruise: Try a 2-hour daytime cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Children ages 6-12 receive discounted tickets while children under 6 ride for free. A great activity for a memorable Labor Day weekend in New Orleans!
Museums: Stop by the Louisiana’s Children Museum in the Warehouse District! Story Time for children are weekdays + Saturdays at 11am and 1pm. The New Orleans Museum of Art also offers discounted tickets for children and features a special program for families called Saturday StoryQuest. See the schedule for StoryQuest here.
No matter what you choose, the options are endless to enjoy Labor Day weekend in New Orleans for kids and adults!