- In 2016 French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron celebrated its 33rd Anniversary; Christmas New Orleans Style celebrates its 32nd anniversary; and Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron celebrates its 16th 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.
- French Quarter Festival is the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world.
- French Quarter Festival has been consistently voted "favorite festival," "favorite food festival," "favorite nonprofit event," and "favorite event open to the public" by locals and media.
- French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) employs more than 1,700 local musicians during festival weekend.
- More than 2,000 community volunteers help to make the festivals a success.
- French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
- French Quarter Festival hosts 23 stages throughout the French Quarter, representing every genre from traditional and contemporary jazz to R&B, New Orleans funk, brass bands, folk, gospel, Latin, zydeco, classical, and cabaret.
- At French Quarter Festival, over 60 of New Orleans' great restaurants create the "World's Largest Jazz Brunch"
- Satchmo SummerFest is a three-day local music showcase located in the historic French Quarter, featuring contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands.
- Christmas New Orleans Style takes place throughout the month of December and features hotel deals, Reveillon menus, Reveillon on the Rocks cocktails, and dozens of special holiday events, including free concerts at St. Louis Cathedral.
- French Quarter Festival 2017 is April 6-9; Satchmo SummerFest 2017 is August 3-6
- French Quarter Festival 2016 attendance - over 760,000 people
- Satchmo SummerFest 2015 attendance - over 36,000 people
- French Quarter Festival attendees are 42% locals and 58% visitors
- Satchmo SummerFest attendees are 47% locals and 53% visitors
According to an analysis of the French Quarter Festival Visitors Survey
conducted by The University of New Orleans (UNO) Hospitality Research Center:
- The 2015 French Quarter Festival generated a total economic impact of $173.9 million*.
- The 2014 French Quarter Festival generated a total economic impact of $251 million.
- According to an analysis of the Satchmo SummerFest Visitors Survey conducted by The University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center, the 2015 Satchmo SummerFest generated a total economic impact of $4.7 million.
- FQFI employs only local companies during the Festival (sanitation, stages, sound, security, etc.). All money spent to produce the festival stays within the local economy.
*Inclement weather heavily impacted the 2015 French Quarter Festival