Welcome back friends! Well, Mardi Gras may be over but more fun is still around the corner in New Orleans. Springtime in NOLA doesn’t just mean warmer weather but also the arrival of outdoor adventures, live music, crawfish, and of course, more festivals! The French Quarter Festival is coming up and we still have some of our favorite rooms available so book online today and then keep reading to check out the highlights of this fun event!
The French Quarter Festival will be taking place April 11-14, 2019 and is completely free for all who attend. This event started in 1984 as a way to celebrate the area of the French Quarter and all that it offers locals and visitors alike. It has evolved into a very popular festival and there is something for everyone during the four days of festivities. The French Quarter is a fabulous area of town, less than 15 from our inn on Canal Street. You can walk right over to all of the fun right from our front door.
Music and food…the two highlights of the festival! They pull out all the stops for the music here with almost two dozen stages set up in the Quarter and surrounding areas. The live music will start in the morning and continue until night. Just this year they are also debuting a new stage on the riverfront moonwalk across from Jackson Square. The lineup this year includes Brass-A-Holics, Little Freddie King, Cyril Neville & Swamp Funk, Irma Thomas, Big 6 Brass Bands, and so many more.
You are going to want to bring your appetite as you’ll have the opportunity to sample creations from many of the top restaurants and chefs in New Orleans. More than 60 booths will be offering tantalizing options such as Barbecue Oysters, Prime Rib Po-boy, Baked Alaska, Jambalaya, Crawfish Étouffée, Cajun meat pies, deep fried cupcakes, white chocolate bread pudding, and more. Delish! The festival kicks off with a parade and then you can meander to your hearts content!
We would love to host you for an amazing NOLA spring getaway. We promise it will be one you won’t forget! Come for the festival or just come to relax and refresh—our inn accommodates all kinds of travelers. Book online today or contact us anytime for further information.