JULY AT THE FRENCH MARKET: GO 4TH AT CRESCENT PARK!
GO 4TH AT CRESCENT PARK, in partnership with Go 4th on the River
Celebrate Independence Day Monday, July 4th from 5 pm -10 pm in Crescent Park! Crescent Park is the perfect location for fireworks viewing on the river. This year, get started early with a DJ dance party, food trucks and adult and family friendly beverages on Mandeville Wharf. Piety Wharf will be open for viewing as well with its own drink station.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support Crescent Park, which receives limited public funding for its operations. No outside food, beverages or coolers will be allowed. Chairs are welcome! There will be security checkpoints at all three entrances to the park; Bartholomew Street, Piety Street and Mandeville Street. Parking in Crescent Park lots will be $15 a car and will fill up fast! Click here for more parking information and maps. Click here for more information on GO 4TH ON THE RIVER.
FREE SUMMER FITNESS PROGRAMS
At Crescent Park:
Hip Hop Ya Brass FREE Summer Fitness Series
Presented in partnership with Move Ya Brass
Mandeville Wharf 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Tuesdays June 28-August 2nd
Come have some summer fun with the Hip Hop Ya Brass Class presented by Crescent Park in partnership with Move Ya Brass. This free and fun one hour class is great for all ages so be sure to bring the whole family!
At the Old U.S. Mint:
note: JAZZ YOGA AND JAZZ PILATES CONTINUES AT THE OLD U.S. MINT WHILE THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK IS STILL UNDER RENOVATION (DUTCH ALLEY VISITOR CENTER)
• Jazz Pilates with Stephanie Jordan is each Wednesday 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. third floor, Old U.S. Mint 400 Esplanade Avenue\
• Jazz Yoga with Susan Landry and live meditative music by Peter Nu is at 10 a.m. each Saturday at the Old U.S. Mint third floor
Jazz Pilates and Jazz Yoga are offered free, year-round, and will return to their home at the first floor, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitor Center at the end of the summer.
BASTILLE DAY BARTENDER & WAITERS RACE
NEW LOCATION: ALONG FRENCH MARKET PLACE!
Sunday July 17th at 4:00 p.m.
Live music with Harmonouche begins at 3:00 p.m.
Farmers Market, French Market
This may be the French Market's fastest and funniest special event! Held annually in honor of France's national holiday, Bastille Day (July 14th) , alongside other Bastille Day Fete Nola events, this event challenges local hospitality bar and waitstaff to strut their stuff in a speedwalking race while carrying food and beverages. This year's race will be shorter and even faster, as it returns to its "original" 2011 spot between the Old U.S. Mint and The French Market. Due to the increased number of participants that led to the incorporation of "heats"to determine the first, second, and third place winners, the new route will intensify the race but lessen the participants' chances of heat exhaustion! Come cheer them on-or sign up!! Registration is free.
CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET AT THE FRENCH MARKET TAKES A SUMMER BREAK
STARTING JULY 20TH
The Wednesday afternoon French Market location of the Crescent City Farmers Market will take a summer break beginning July 20th, returning October 12 to give local farmers and their fields time to cool off. This summer come enjoy local artisans and food from our delicious farmers market eateries and daily vendors while we await the return of our beloved CCFM farmers and food vendors.
The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles return to the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion
in the French Market District for two Saturday afternoon concerts: July 30 & August 27th
In what has become a summer tradition, the Victory Belles take their "show on the road" from The National WWII Museum to the French Market for two free public summer concerts: Saturday July 30th at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday August 27th at 1:00 p.m.
Concert-goers will be treated to a 45 minute concert by the vocal trio The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles, who will sing favorite WWII era songs such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and I'll Be Seeing You. Seating is first come, first served at the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion, located in the French Market District between St. Phillip and Dumaine Streets, behind Pop City, a French Market District retail shop at 940 Decatur Street. There will be National WWII Museum staff on hand to answer questions about the museum.