French Quarter Festival

Celebrate New Orleans style from April 12 – 15 at the annual French Quarter Festival where the best food, music, and fun can be found in the heart of the city. Walk to the event from your Garden District hotel for a long weekend of free revelry. The family-friendly festival features over one dozen stages with jazz, R&B, Latin, zydeco, Cajun, funk, rock, swing, and performers from around the world. With over 100 musical entertainers lined up, it’s guaranteed to be a weekend to remember.

It’s “cultural gumbo” in the French Quarter, and the signature event includes the “world’s largest jazz brunch” hosted at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. Here, the city’s premier restaurants gather to show off their crawfish etouffee, po-boy’s, Cajun meat pies, jambalaya, and much more.


Get To Know New Orleans


Take tours of hidden gardens, patios, and historical homes in the French Quarter. Check out the Pirate’s Alley art show and find a showpiece to take home with you. Get a look at the biggest praline in the world, and stick around for the nightly fireworks show along the Mississippi River.


Spring in Louisiana is a magical time. Help welcome the warm season by gathering at one of the most popular events of the year.