French Quarter Festival Kicks Off April 12th, 2012

New Orleans Bed and Breakfast 1896 O’Malley House provides close lodgings to New Orleans’ largest free music event, the opens in a new windowFrench Quarter Festival, which starts up this year on April 12th. The festival runs through April 15th and features over 800 local musicians. There is no charge for the actual performances, but you will need cash for the delicious food and drink offerings, including the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch”, which are the food booths operating within the festival.

On Saturday at 9:00 pm, enjoy Fireworks on the Mississippi. Two childrens’ areas will be available throughout the festival, and more than 65 New Orleans restaurants will provide food for sale.

Parking is available within the French Quarter, but slots fill up early. A free shuttle will be provided on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 10:00pm, and on Sunday from 10:30 am to 8:00pm. Park and ride from O’Keefe, between Poydras and Canal. You can park in area lots and garages for $10 all day.

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