French Quarter Festival

French Quarter Festival

Mid-April
The French Quarter Festival celebrates Louisiana's distinctive musical and culinary traditions. Held in New Orleans, the festival features performances by local and other Louisiana musicians as well as those foreign musicians influenced by Louisiana's musical traditions. Scores of bands perform at various sites throughout the French Quarter (also called the Vieux CarrÉ). Sixty local restaurants operate food booths on the festival grounds, offering spectators the best in Louisiana cooking. The festival began in 1983. In recent years close to 300,000 people have attended this three-day event.
CONTACTS:
French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
400 N. Peters St., Ste. 205
New Orleans, LA 70130
800-673-5725 or 504-522-5730; fax: 504-522-5711
www.fqfi.org
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