Rain or shine, the annual Hike the Greenway event goes on.
Saturday’s forecast calls for rain but Friends of Lafitte Greenway officials are still planning free guided hikes of the greenspace starting at 10 a.m. In the event of thunderstorms, the walking portion of the hike will be canceled, and all activities will be moved to Second Line Brewing Party at 11 a.m.
The family-friendly hiking event will begin at Lemann Playground, 628 N. Claiborne Ave., at 9:30 a.m. on March 25. The annual event ends with a block party at Second Line Brewing at noon.
The Hike will include a guided 3-mile walking tour featuring live entertainment by To Be Continued Brass Band, Washitaw Nation, the Congo Square Preservation Society Drummers, Secondhand Street Band, and more.
During this free, family-friendly celebration, participants will explore the history of transportation route, learn about the Greenway’s innovative stormwater management features, hear about the cultural histories of the neighborhoods along the route, and provide ideas for the Greenway’s future programming and improvements.