Doggy Rest Stop Returns!

Freret Street loves dogs and we will again have the Doggy Rest Stop, sponsored by Zeus’ Place and Petit Pet Care. Find it around the backside of the Pet Adoption Tent on the Corner of Cadiz Street behind the bus stop. Visit with your pooch for water, treats, poop bags and splash pools. Don’t have a dog? Then check out all the adorable pets for adoption by Zeus’ Place, Zeus’ Rescues, and other local animal rescue organizations. Come find your new best friend!

Muscial Line-up for 2015

The 2015 Festival will feature 3 stages all local, live music and all free! Please visit the Music page for the schedule. (Artists and times subject to change)

Call for Vendors for 2015 Festival

If you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the Festival, you must have a vendor account set up on the Freret Market website:

The Festival is now accepting booth requests from people who would like to be a vendor.

To help increase sales for the participating vendors, we have limited the number of both food and non-food vendors accepted to the Festival. Hot food vendors will need to submit your full menu in your booth request. There will be a maximum of 2 food vendors for each duplicate item sold, spaced out at different ends of the Festival. The fee for prepared/hot food vendors is $250. There will be fewer hot food choices at the Festival, so if chosen, you will need to adjust your inventory accordingly. The fee for all other vendors (there is no non-profit discount at the Festival) is $175. We have a limited number of spots available. Be sure to get your booth request in early.
If you would like to vend at the Freret Street Festival, you MUST log in to your vendor account at and request a booth by March 19th. We cannot place you in the Festival layout if you don’t request a booth via the website in the allotted time.
Confirmation emails will be sent out on March 21 and the vendor layout and instructions email will be sent out on March 28. You can always check on the status of your request by logging in to your vendor account.
You will not be able to pay your booth fees until you are confirmed to vend at the Festival AND given a booth number. Remember, you can log in to your vendor account at any time and track the process of your request for the Festival.
If selected to vend, you will need a fire extinguisher and an special event occupational license. You can obtain it using this letter and going to City Hall room #1W15. You will be able get it in one day and is good for all of 2015.

Thank you for great 2014 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

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.