For the lover of beautiful art and gardens
If you're in town for Jazzfest and have some free time, check out the Longue Vue House and Gardens. This oasis in the city is always fun to visit, but this week is really special. Starting today and going through May 1st, local artists will be painting in the garden and answering questions. Admission to the house and gardens is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and there is no extra admission for the artists' showing. It's a great way to spend a beautiful spring afternoon in New Orleans.
Free concerts this week
For the music lovers, whose budget is limited there are several free concerts around town. Mo' Fest showcases local artists and the performances are on the river. Swing in the Oaks is an outdoor presentation of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. It's held in City Park so you can take the Canal Streetcar. Bring a blanket or a chair and sit under centuries-old oaks to hear the concert. Because this is New Orleans, food and drink will be available for sale.
The Wednesday at the Square concerts in Lafayette Square are also free and there's always great music. Bring something to sit on and come hungry.
Almost free concerts
The Thursday at Twilight concert series in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park is a great option. These concerts are every Thursday, The Garden Gate will open at 5 pm and close at 8 pm. Concerts will be from 6 pm to 7 pm, with a $6 admission price, $2 kids age 5 to 12, free kids aged 4 and under.
Local Art ExhibitThe Mid-City Art Market held the last Saturday every month will be on April 30 and it's an outdoor market near the Jazzfest site. So, stop by to see many local artists and maybe pick up some great art that's within your budget.