French Quarter Festival

400 North Peters Street, Suite 205
New Orleans, LA 70130

504-522-5730

Our Mission

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) annually produces three festivals: French Quarter Festival, Satchmo SummerFest, and Christmas New Orleans Style. FQFI is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the Vieux Carré and the City of New Orleans through high quality special events and activities that showcase the culture and heritage of this unique city, contribute to the economic well-being of the community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.

About French Quarter Festival

In 2019 - French Quarter Festival celebrates its 36th Anniversary; Christmas New Orleans Style celebrates its 35th anniversary; and Satchmo SummerFest celebrates its 19th anniversary.

French Quarter Festival was first produced in 1984 as a way to bring residents back to the Quarter; following the World's Fair and extensive sidewalk repairs in the French Quarter.

More than 1,500 community volunteers help to make the festival a success.

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501c(3) organization.

Chief sources of funding are: sponsorships, beverage and merchandise sales, vendor fees, and annual Gala.

More than 20 stages throughout the French Quarter celebrate local music and represent every genre from traditional and contemporary jazz to R&B, New Orleans funk, brass bands, folk, gospel, Latin, Zydeco, classical, cabaret, and international.

New Orleans great restaurants serve food and beverages in Jackson Square, the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint, JAX Brewery, and Woldenberg Riverfront Park during French Quarter Festival weekend; Satchmo SummerFest hosts New Orleans restaurants with Louis Armstrong-inspired dishes and great local cuisine. Louisiana restaurants are invited to participate in these festivals.

French Quarter Festival has been consistently voted "favorite festival", "favorite food festival", and "favorite event open to the public" by locals.

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