Get ready for this year’s New Orleans French Quarter Festival!

Share Button

New Orleans French Quarter Festival - Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLCThe French Quarter Festival: it’s big, it’s back, and it’s better than ever! Once a tiny local festival, French Quarter Fest has grown into one of the best—if not the best—festival in New Orleans. The award-winning festival is the largest free music event in the state, boasting record-breaking attendance of half a million people last year. Music fans from New Orleans, Louisiana, and across the country unite at French Quarter Fest to celebrate the history, people, food, and musical talents of Louisiana and the Gulf.  

French Quarter Fest features nearly 20 major stages lining the streets of the French Quarter, the French Market, Jackson Square, the U.S. Mint, and Woldenberg Park. In the past, many talented musicians have graced these stages, including Trombone Shorty, Amanda Shaw, Tim Laughlin, and others.

In addition, over 90 local restaurants will set up shop at the festival, including the favorites Muriel’s Restaurant, Love at First Bite, and Pat O’Brien’s Bar.

On the day of French Quarter Fest, dress for the weather, get there early with your chairs and blankets, and pick up a map of the festival. While you’re in the area, you can also take a French Quarter tour.

The French Quarter Festival is scheduled to take place from April 11 through April 14. The festival will begin each day around noon and end at 10 p.m. It’s completely free to attend! Find out more about the festival at the event page (

Share Button

By George Vourvoulias

George is a founding member and managing member of Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias L.L.C., a New Orleans law firm. George concentrates his practice in maritime personal injury, construction litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and DUI defense. George Vourvoulias's Google+ Profile