Visitor Center Headquarters, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130
The French Quarter, or Vieux Carr, means old square. Established in 1718 by the French as a military outpost to protect their interests and provide a port for commerce, the Vieux Carr spent the first half-century of its existence as a decidedly French settlement. The original citizens of New Orleans proudly embraced and celebrated their French heritage.
It is now a site of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, established in 1978 to help preserve and interpret the cultural diversity of the Mississippi Delta region.
Other History nearby:
(New Orleans) Cabildo of the Louisiana State Museum
(Destrehan) Destrehan Plantation
(New Orleans) Fort Pike State Historic Site
(New Orleans) French Quarter
(Gretna) German-American Cultural Center
(Houma) Harvest Cathedral Church
05/16 Coming to The New Orleans area
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.
Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.