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French Quarter Festival

French Quarter Festival

The 2012 French Quarter Festival

Thursday, April 12 — Sunday, April 15

The French Quarter Festival returns to New Orleans this weekend! Featuring over 800 local musicians, more than 65 of New Orleans finest restaurants, free special events, family fun with two kids areas, and the return of fireworks on the Mississippi River (Saturday April 14 at 9 p.m.).


Before you head out to the festival, make sure you're prepared. We've collected some handy resources for you to get the most out of your trip downtown this weekend.

2012 Festival Schedule
Know where you're going before you get there!

Online and downloadable versions of the festival map, highlighting stages, restrooms, dining options, and a list of special events.

French Quarter Festival App
Technically-savvy? Take your schedule and map on the go with the 2012 French Quarter Festival app, available for Android and iPhone.

Festival Website
Check out the French Quarter Festival's website for an in-depth look at the fest, including volunteer and sponsor information, answers to frequently asked questions, and tips on parking, public transportation, and more.