2020 was difficult to say the least. We still continue to feel the devastation caused by Covid 19 throughout the country. Many aspects of our lives have been in a holding pattern that will continue for months to come. This April New Orleans should be celebrating both the French Quarter Festival and the Jazz and Heritage Festival. However, due to continuing health concerns organizers pushed both of these long running New Orleans events back to the fall.
The French Quarter Festival moved to September 30 – October 3. Also, this year Jazz Fest is October 8 – October 17. Therefore New Orleans will have an embarrassment of riches in autumn. Needless to say it is important for you to start planning accordingly because you won’t want to miss any of the fun!
We’re Back, Baby!
Covid 19 caused the cancellation of both festivals in 2020. This year, there may be modifications in accordance with CDC guidelines. The city hopes these will mark the return of The Big Easy. Both festivals showcase world class musicians and food for the soul. Attendance for the 2019 French Quarter Festival was 825,000 and included over 1500 Louisiana musicians! Also, Jazz Fest has so many music acts, including both local and international bands, they need 12 different stages to accommodate them all. These two festivals along with many others are very important to the economy of New Orleans. They bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the city. Moving these two large festivals to the fall means they will be packed in with Voodoo Fest (10/29-31 tickets on sale now). We couldn’t be more excited about our embarrassment of riches. So don’t wait, get started planning that trip to New Orleans. The Savvy Native is ready to show you around!
The Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.
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