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French Quarter Festival

April 13, 2023 - April 16, 2023

Recurring daily

French Quarter Festival 2023

Typically held in April, the 2023 French Quarter Festival returns this Spring, April 13-16. Each year, thousands of attendees from near and far make their way to New Orleans’ historic French Quarter for the annual French Quarter Festival. This massive celebration highlights the food, music, art and culture of this beloved neighborhood. From the Riverfront all the way to Jackson Square guests can indulge in countless locals bites, live music performances, and special events and activities. 

French Quarter Festival Music Lineup

This year's music lineup includes:

  • Irma Thomas
  • Ani DiFranco 
  • Louisiana's LeRoux
  • Samantha Fish
  • The Soul Rebels ft. Big Freedia
  • Erica Falls
  • Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and The Golden Eagles
  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Flow Tribe
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
  • Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters

...and many, many more! See the full lineup here

French Quarter Festival Culinary Lineup

This year's culinary lineup includes:

  • Broussard’s
  • Galatoire's
  • Landry's Seafood
  • Tujague's
  • Patton's
  • Court of Two Sisters
  • Miss Linda the Yakamein Lady
  • Parish Seafood
  • Cochon King BBQ
  • Addis NOLA
  • Ma Mommas House

…and, of course, many more. Find more information on the culinary lineup here.

French Quarter Festival History

This festival has charmed New Orleanians since it first began in 1984, designed to remind locals how fabulous and fun the French Quarter can be. Stages are set up at every corner, cuisine from the city’s finest restaurants fills booths in Jackson Square and beyond. This grand fete has evolved into something everyone adores – visitors and locals alike.