Get your music, food and French Quarter cravings met all in one place at French Quarter Fest, the largest free music festival in the South. For four days (April 12–15, 2012) you can hear over 800 local musicians on 21 stages plus taste delicious food from over 65 of New Orleans finest restaurants, also known as “The World’s Largest Jazz Brunch.”
The French Quarter Fest is keeping traditional jazz music alive with Louisiana musicians as well as an International Stage where traditional jazz bands from all over the world will perform.
For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, fireworks on the river are back on Saturday night. Sit along the banks of the mighty Mississippi and watch the show!
You can also learn to dance at the French Quarter Fest. Learn the Charleston, Swing, Zydeco and how to second line at various stages in between music sets.
All of the French Quarter Festival events are free and accessible by the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar which will drop you off at the front steps of our New Orleans bed and breakfast. Elegant peaceful rooms in the Garden District offer a lovely complement to your fun vacation at the French Quarter Festival.
Food, music, and good times is the anthem of New Orleans! The French Quarter Festivals Inc. is proud to host the 28th Annual French Quarter Festival throughout the streets of downtown New Orleans. Last year, the 2010 French Quarter Festival set unbelievable records bringing over 512,000 locals and out-of-towners to the Quarter. This year is no exception and the Quarter is getting ready for the hustle and bustle of one exciting weekend!
Food vendors include some of New Orleans greatest cuisine ranging from Plum Street Snoballs to Superior Grill to The Court of Two Sisters. Whether it’s their first year participating in the Festival or they have been part of the fun since the beginning, the restaurants cannot wait to showcase their most popular dishes. There isn’t a better way to get a taste of the city than at the French Quarter Festival.
If your mouth isn’t drooling by now, then checkout the musical line-up on the seventeen stages that span the Square. The music rings through the city ranging from jazz to foxtrot. Everyone looks forward to hearing the sounds that began at the heart of Louisiana. Grab your friends and family and bring them down to the ol’ Crescent City for the ultimate New Orleans experience. The fun begins on Thursday, April 7 and doesn’t end until the sunsets of Sunday April 10, 2011.
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