Festival Merchandise

2016 merchandise is available online! Visit our online store to order today!

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 Around

Getting to Festival is easy, but parking is challenging. Arrive early to park in these lots located in the heart of the festival: 500 Decatur Street, 300 North Peters Street, 211 Conti Street, and various locations within walking distance.

New Orleans also 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.

Festival App

Download the free festival iPhone and Android app, provided courtesy of GE Digital.

Special Events

Click here to learn about all the happenings taking place at French Quarter Festival!