Special Events

Stay tuned for more French Quarter Fest 2021 Special Events! 

Celebratory Dinner Cruise
The Riverboat City of New Orleans is boarding FQF supporters for a celebratory dinner cruise with the Dukes of Dixieland, led by Grammy winner Kevin Clark, on the roof top viewing deck on Wednesday, September 29th. From its decks fans will receive a sneak peek at the festival production as Woldenberg Park is getting its finishing touches for opening day. A generous portion of every ticket goes toward supporting FQFI. Tickets including cruise, dinner, music and live narration are available at https://reserve.neworleanssteamboat.com/FQF/8582.html.

Dance Lessons 
The French Market Traditional Jazz Stage and the Chevron Cajun-Zydeco Showcase will feature dancing and classes in the following: Traditional Jazz, 1920s Charleston, Swing Dance, Cajun Jitterbug, and Zydeco. Classes are taught by professional dancers. All classes are sponsored by the French Market Corporation and free and open to the public.

The Chevron Children’s STEM Zone
Toulouse Street at the Natchez Wharf on the River 
Featuring the Chevron “STEM World’s Fair” with interactive, fascinating fun for families!  This year’s activities will showcase each of the 7 continents, and the galaxy, while incorporating the elements of “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into hands-on learning activities for children. Community partners include: Chevron, Audubon Nature Institute, The Water Institute, Project Lead the Way, FabLab NOLA, National WWII Museum, Rebuilding Together New Orleans, Mad Science LA, STEM NOLA, Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Parks Service.  Learn about the world and enjoy performances for kids and families on the National Park Service Stage!