LOTS OF LOTS AND NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC CONTROL MAKE FOR EASY ACCESS TO THIS WEEKEND’S 25th ANNIVERSARY OF FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
NEW ORLEANS – Traffic will be rolling like the mighty Mississippi during this weekend’s 25th French Quarter Festival, Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13. New Orleans Traffic Control will be out in force this weekend to keep traffic moving, so festival-goers can get to-and-from the festival as quickly and as safely as possible. According to N.O. Traffic Control, there is one big traffic rule: NO LEFT TURNS ON DECATUR STREET. Festival-goers entering the French Quarter should enter from Esplanade. Guests attempting to get to Woldenberg Park should enter from Canal Street.
According to Marci Schramm, FQFI executive director, “There are several parking lots in and around the French Quarter, as well as lots at the Hilton Riverside & Towers, that can readily accommodate festival-goers. Lots along Esplanade and Rampart offer easy in and out and most hotels in the French Quarter have parking garages. Additionally, Central Parking has lots along Decatur Street that provide ample spaces and the RTA Riverfront Streetcars are another great way to get around.”
“Gather the family and 25 of your nearest & dearest and come down early to enjoy the best of New Orleans’ musical, cultural and culinary heritage,” adds Janice Foulks, board president of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
The 25th anniversary of French Quarter Festival (FQF25), the largest free music festival in the South, is being produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (www.fqfi.org), the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, which also produces Satchmo SummerFest in August and Christmas New Orleans Style in December. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. promotes 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.
For more information on all FQFI festivals and events, call 504-522-5730 or visit online at www.fqfi.org.