It has been two weeks since Super Bowl XLVII (47) and after a brief hangover New Orleans was geared up for some Mardi Gras madness. Besides the city and state for gaining enormous tax revenues, thousands of the children were the real beneficiaries of fun and excitement. The NFL Experience and the other associated venues and activities that were a part of the total Super Bowl experience both entertained and educated children and family members throughout the downtown and riverfront areas. Some activities included science, some athletic skills, and others were just pure fun. Some children also got to meet football stars of the past and present and watch live broadcast by their favorite famous sports broadcasters and some not so famous. There was so much activity, lights, action, and cameras it is no wonder the lights went out.
After all that NFL fun was over it was back to Mardi Gras mode which was temporarily interrupted during Super Bowl Week. The crowds were vast and of course it was time for kids to participate in the parades as well as watch and catch throws, as they do every year.
The month is not over and there is still yet more enjoyment for children and families when the Monster Truck Jam comes to the Superdome on the 23rd and The Harlem Globe Trotters will be at the UNO Lakefront Arena on the 24th. March continues the family outings with everything from circuses, to exciting Hornets matchups, while topped off with the Women’s NCAA Final Four. There is no place that can compare to New Orleans with so much going on in so short of time for children and families. So get out and have some family fun time Louisiana.