New Orleans – French Quarter gearing up for French Quarter Fest

Streetcar on Canal Street advertising the French Quarter Fest
Streetcar on Canal Street advertising the French Quarter Fest

New Orleans is busy setting up for the 2017 French Quarter Fest which is held April 6-9 2017.

Jackson Square on April 5 2017 just before the start of French Quarter Fest
Jackson Square on April 5 2017 just before the start of French Quarter Fest

There is a lot of work involved in holding an event like the French Quarter Fest even though it is not quite as big as some of the events in New Orleans such as jazz Fest or Mardi Gras. In our mind it is more accessible and a bit easier on the mind and possibly on the wallet than the other bigger events, although it is New Orleans after all so you never know…

Barricades at the ready outside the police station at Conti and Royal St
Barricades at the ready outside the police station at Conti and Royal St
Setup of stages and boots at Riverwalk and Woldenberg park
Setup of stages and boots at Riverwalk and Woldenberg park

Woldenberg park, named after philanthropist Malcolm Woldenberg (1896–1982) who helped fund the park on land that previously held riverfront warehouses and effectively cut the city off from access the the great Mississippi river is now the home of some of the biggest stages at the French Quarter Fest.

Plaque to honor Malcolm Woldenberg in Woldenbereg Riverfront Park
Plaque to honor Malcolm Woldenberg in Woldenbereg Riverfront Park
French Quarter Fest includes the availability of a variety of drinks...
French Quarter Fest includes the availability of a variety of drinks…
Of course the famous Hand Grenade is available as well
Of course the famous Hand Grenade is available as well
Ad for this years Jazzfest outside the Sheraton on Canal Street with George Rodrigue's Loup Garou on top
Ad for this years Jazzfest outside the Sheraton on Canal Street with a few versions of George Rodrigue’s Loup Garou on top

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 26 – May 7 2017.

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