No tickets to the Super Bowl? Don’t let that stop you from getting a touchdown experience at these great events
Super Fun Outside the Dome
OK, so you may not be fortunate enough to hold a golden ticket to Super Bowl XLVII. But Beyoncé performing during halftime is only one of this month’s Super Bowl highlights. Gear up for the game by taking in a few of these adjunct events.
Jan. 30-Feb. 3: Super Bowl XLVII Experience
The Morial Convention Center morphs into a massive football-themed playground for both adult fans and pint-size pros in the making. 900 Convention Center Blvd.
Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Super Bowl Boulevard
Live music is performed for free on five stages set up along the Mississippi riverfront. Woldenberg Park, between Canal and St. Louis streets
Feb. 1: Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
Grammy winners Kirk Franklin, Fantasia Barrino and Donnie McClurkin join the NFL Players Choir, bishop Paul S. Morton and others for during this 14th annual praise party. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., 504-280-7222
Feb. 2: Taste of the NFL
Beef up before the big game on top-notch fare by top chefs representing each NFL city. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd.
Ongoing: 'Gridiron Glory' at the National World War II Museum
Tour the "Gridiron Glory" exhibit at the National World War II Museum. The 5,000-square-foot traveling exhibit, culled from the Pro Football Hall of Fame archives, traces the history of professional football from its inception in the late 19th century to today. "Glory" features more than 200 items spotlighting the sport’s most pivotal players (from Jim Thorpe to Drew Brees), colorful coaches and storied games. Highlights include the first pro contract signed in 1892, an interactive instant-replay booth, rare audio and video clips, and related ephemera, along with tributes to players who served during WWII. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 504-527-6012