The Junior League of New Orleans will host the third annual Touch a Truck event presented by Regions Bank. This unique, one-day experience gives families an up-close look at their favorite “big trucks” and the opportunity to meet the people who protect, serve and build metropolitan New Orleans.

Touch a Truck will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to Children’s Hospital, 210 State St.

Touch a Truck displays may include construction trucks, emergency responder vehicles, tractors and utility trucks. The special chance to touch a variety of vehicles, sit in the driver’s seat of a bulldozer or climb aboard a fire engine creates lasting memories for children and their families.

Last year’s event raised more than $27,000, included 55 sponsors, trucks and vendors, and allowed 1,600 children and adults to enjoy an afternoon of learning and exploring.

Proceeds from Touch a Truck directly benefit JLNO’s 10 community projects that advance the well-being of women.

Pre-event tickets are available online for pickup at will call. Tickets are $8 or $30 for a family pack. For details, visit