Special Events

Annual Gala Fundraiser on Friday, March 6

Fillmore New Orleans
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Special Events on Thursday, April 16, 2020

10am French Quarter Festival Second-Line Kickoff Parade
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Special Events on Friday, April 17, 2020

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.

More April 17 events announced soon!

Special Events on Saturday, April 18, 2020

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 — Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-5PM
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!

More April 18 events announced soon!

Special Events on Sunday April 19, 2020

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 — Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-5PM
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!

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. Pan-American Life Insurance Group Stage at the Moonwalk – 6:00-7:15PM

More April 19 events announced soon!

All Four Days of Fest – April 16-19

Don’t miss out on your chance to win with Hilton! Stop by the Hilton Activation Tent inside Jackson Square for games and prizes. Offering 29 options and special packages, Hilton has what you need to make the most of your festival weekend.