French Quarter Festival in April!


New Orleans is famous for the food, the culture, the music, and Mardi Gras. There are festivities, events and destinations that cater to all niches, but what if you prefer a sampler? That’s exactly what the French Quarter Festival offers: A little bit of everything. It’s a unique experience where you’ll be treated to the best food, fun and music the French Quarter has to offer.


It’s the biggest free festival in the entire state, bringing together travelers and locals alike for three days of thrills. There are more than 12 stages in the French Quarter featuring the best rock, jazz, pop and more. From traditional to contemporary, Latin to Cajun, with plenty of swing and international rhythms featured, there’s truly something for everyone.

Go Full French

Gumbo is a favorite dish you’ll find from local vendors, and it pairs perfectly with over 100 of the best musical performers and entertainers around. As a local Louisiana festival, you can enjoy discovering some of the best acts from nearby parishes. This year, the “world’s largest jazz brunch” will take place at Woldenberg Riverfront Park, featuring goodies from the most famous local restaurants.

You can sample jambalaya, po’ boys, étouffée, meat pies, blackened catfish and, of course hurricanes. With over 60 dishes and beverages available, all priced less than $5, it’s bound to be the most delectable and cost efficient outing yet. Enjoy free tours of historical homes, the world’s biggest praline, fireworks, and more from April 7-10.