Special Events

Special Events on Thursday, April 11, 2019

French Quarter Festival Second-Line Kickoff Parade
100 block of Bourbon Street to Jackson Square -10AM
Click here for a map of the Parade route!

Special Events on Friday, April 12, 2019

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 free and open to the public.

Special Events on Saturday, April 13, 2019

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 free and open to the public.

Let Them Talk: Conversations on Louisiana Music, presented by Jones Walker
Jazz Museum at the Mint, 3rd Floor. Free and open to the public.   

Chevron Children’s Headquarters on the Riverfront at the Natchez Wharf Featuring the Chevron “STEAM” Zone (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with interactive, fascinating fun for families. Community partners include: Rebuilding Together New Orleans, WWII Museum, The Nature Conservancy, Project Lead the Way, Audubon Nature Institute, Chevron, Fab Lab NOLA, and the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. Children will explore Louisiana-wildlife success stories, complete a LED circuit to light the facade of a New Orleans home, and “build” a historic home. Toulouse Street at the River— Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-5PM

Special Events on Sunday April 14, 2019

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 free and open to the public.

Let Them Talk: Conversations on Louisiana Music, presented by Jones Walker
Jazz Museum at the Mint, 3rd Floor. Free and open to the public.

Chevron Children’s Headquarters on the Riverfront at the Natchez Wharf  Featuring the Chevron “STEAM” Zone (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with interactive, fascinating fun for families. Community partners include: Rebuilding Together New Orleans, WWII Museum, The Nature Conservancy, Project Lead the Way, Audubon Nature Institute, Chevron, Fab Lab NOLA, and the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. Children will explore Louisiana-wildlife success stories, complete a LED circuit to light the facade of a New Orleans home, and “build” a historic home. Toulouse Street at the River— Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-5PM

St. Louis Cathedral Annual Spring Concert – Admission is free and open to the public. 3PM

Dancing at Dusk – You’ll be ‘In the Mood’ for a ‘Sentimental Journey’ with the sounds of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie and other favorites from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Come dance and swing at this festival favorite with The Tomcats. 400 block of Royal Street – 6:00-7:15PM