Thank you for another great Fest!

THANK YOU to everyone who made this another fantastic year! From everyone who attended, to the vendors, the musicians, the volunteers, all the merchants on Freret Street and our patient neighbors in the surrounding neighborhood. If you missed it, here some photos from Nola.com.

Getting to and Parking at the Fest

Freret Street will be blocked off From Napoleon Avenue to Jefferson Avenue. If you are lucky enough to live close enough to walk to the Freret Street Festival, good for you!

If you drive, there are two, free parking lots nearby: 1) On Napoleon Avenue at S Robertson Street & 2) On the corner of Magnolia and Cadiz Streets. Please be courteous to our neighbors when you park and do not block driveways. Be aware there is major construction going on Napoleon Ave and Jefferson Ave.

If you ride your bike, there is a complimentary bike valet by Bike Easy, at the corner of Freret and Jena and also at Freret and Valmont. Please help keep sidewalks clear by parking your bicycle with Bike Easy. It’s free, secure and easy!

Via public transit, both the Freret #15 bus and Napoleon #24 bus will drop you off right here. Take the St. Charles Streetcar and transfer to the Napoeon bus or walk the 8 or so blocks. The Claiborne #16 bus is just 2-4 blocks away.

Thomas Morested and 52businesses at the Fest!

The Freret Street Festival is excited to announce that Thomas Morstead and 52businesses will be at the Festival on Saturday to launch Thomas’#whatyougivewillgrow foundation. Come down the the Freret Market lot at Jena to meet them in their blue bus!

Vendors for 2014 Announced

See the list on our Vendor’s page or visit the list on the Freret Market website.

Freret Street Festival expands to Jefferson Avenue, adds fifth music stage

An article from Uptown Messenger about the changes for this year’s festival, including more space, more time, more stages and more bands.

Musical Line-Up

We are excited to unveil our musical line up for the 2014 Festival! We added a fifth stage so that’s even more music to enjoy. (Subject to change) Visit the Music page for complete listing.

WWOZ at the Festival

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with WWOZ with the stage on Cadiz Street and they will be broadcasting live to the world from that stage! We will update Facebook and Twitter with more exciting news as it becomes available.

Calling All Vendors

Vendors, it is time to request a booth for the Festival.
Vendors spaces for the Festival are 10′ X 10′. There is no electricity. You cannot use gas generators at the Festival. If you have a low sound/fume generator, it can be used with prior approval from the Festival staff. All vendor tents will be touching another tent, so you must be self contained in your 10 x 10 space.
You must have an occupational license from the City of New Orleans. If you don’t already have one, you can obtain one from City Hall. It is $50 and lasts for one calendar year and is good for any event for which you vend at in the City. Freret is a Arts and Culture zone in the City, so you are not required to pay taxes on any original art sold at the Festival, but you must have a license. You also must have an inspected fire extinguisher in your booth at all times during the Festival. Non-food vendors must have a 20# fire extinguisher and food vendors must have a 30# fire extinguisher. All propane tanks must be chained down to something during the entire Festival.
Vendor fees for the Festival are $200 for hot food vendors and $150 for all other vendors. There is no non-profit discount for the Festival.
If you would like to vend, you MUST log in to your vendor account at http://www.freretmarket.org/freret-market-new-orleans-street-market/vendor_sign_in.php and request a booth. If selected to vend, you will receive a confirmation email on Saturday, March 22nd. The vendor layout and set up instructions will be emailed on Saturday, March 29th.
Do not pay any fees until you receive a confirmation email.
Last year, we had over 23,000 people attend the Festival over the 6 hours. We expect more visitors this year with the extended size, time and publicity.

If you are a BAND an want to be considered for the Festival, please send an email to freretmarket@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Save the Date! April 5th 2014

Thanks to the vendors and 23,800 visitors who came out for our 2013 event. This year, we are adding a fifth stage of music and longer hours: 11am-7pm. Stay tuned for additional details.