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Official Festival Map
The 2016 French Quarter Festival featured over 1,700 musicians performing on 23 stages located throughout the historic French Quarter and at Spanish Plaza.
Getting to Festival is easy, but parking is challenging. Attendees are encouraged to take the new Festival “Easy Rider” Shuttle, a service provided in partnership with Gray Line and New Orleans Convention Center. Air conditioned, comfortable passenger buses will transport fans to the festival Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10. Parking will be hosted by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Buses will transport fest-goers from the Convention Center to the Sheraton Hotel (500 Canal Street). Shuttle hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on April 8-9 and from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on April 10. Riders will pay $25 per car to park in Convention Center lots and ride the shuttle for free. Regular size cars, mini-vans, SUV’s, or pick-up trucks only. No oversize vehicles such as campers, passenger vans, extended vans, etc. will be allowed. Vehicle needs to fit into a regular parking space. Number of free shuttle rides will be limited to designated seating capacity for that vehicle. In addition to the Festival “Easy Rider”, here’s how attendees can get to the festival with ease:
- New Orleans has convenient public transportation, including the streetcar and RTA buses. The new Loyola Streetcar line conveniently has stops near several parking lots in the CBD and drops off steps away from the French Quarter. Premium Parking has thousands of spaces along O’Keefe Avenue in the Central Business District, just a block away from RTA streetcars and buses. The following are easy access routes to downtown and the areas surrounding the French Quarter: #10 Tchoupitoulas, #11 Magazine, #55 Elysian Fields, #57 Franklin, #91 Jackson/Esplanade, #2 Riverfront, #12 St. Charles, #47 Canal/Cemeteries, #48 Canal/City Park Streetcar, #49 Loyola/UPT. For more details and fare information please go to www.norta.com. Fares can be purchased from the conductor or in advance at one of the RTA’s ticket vending machines -located at major transfer and boarding points throughout the city. Vending machines accept cash and coins only, and provide the option for $3 unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes”.
- Bike Easy Valet Bike Parking is available Friday-Sunday. The service is located at the Canal Street entrance to Woldenberg Riverfront Park. “Do it yourself” bike parking is also available at several locations: along the Mississippi floodwall at the Conti Street and Bienville Street entrances, and at Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, on the neutral ground.
- UBER will be available for convenient rides to and from French Quarter Festival. Check the Uber blog for #ProTips on how to ride and request during French Quarter Fest. New to Uber? Enter promo code FQFEST16 to get your first ride free up to $20. Sign up here.
- New Orleans has many cab companies servicing the area. View all the options here.
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