Filled with local food, art, music and fun, the annual Freret Street Festival celebrates one of New Orleans’ most beloved streets: Freret Street. This year’s fest takes place Saturday, April 6. A seven-block stretch spanning Freret Street from Valmont Street to Napoleon Avenue will be filled with food and craft vendors, live musical performances and children’s activities.
Freret Street Fest Vendors
Showcasing nearly 200 food and crafts vendor each year, there’s plenty to see, do and experience throughout the fest. Past vendors have included Earl’s Deep Fried Hand Pies, Éveillé Freret Beer Room and many more. Additionally, a number of Freret Street businesses will be open and offering special deals during the fest. Check here for updates on 2019 vendors as they are announced.
Freret Street Fest Music
With three different stages located at Napoleon Avenue, Valence Street and Soniat Street, live music can be heard and enjoyed all along the festival’s stretch. Past performers have included local talents such as The Fortifiers, Jelly Joseph, and NOLA Capoeira. This year’s lineup will be announced shortly. Check here for updates.
Freret Street Activities
In addition to a number of live performances at three stages, craft vendors throughout the center of the fest, and food + beer vendors at each intersection, Freret Street Festival will also feature a second line + Mardi Gras Indian walk from one end of the fest to the other at the start of the day.
A popular fest attraction is the pet adoption center where attendees can play with an even adopt cats and dogs from Zeus’ Place.
Freret Street Fest Tickets
Freret Street Festival is free and open to the public! Make sure to bring cash for vendors and proper ID in case you might be interested in animal adoption.