About


The Freret Street festival is the Kick-off to the Festival Season, usually held the first Saturday in April.

  • Over 200 Local Vendors showcasing Local Arts, Crafts and Wearables
  • Slightly Used Dogs and Cats For Adoption by Zeus’ Place, Zeus’ Rescues and other local rescue organizations
  • Live Music On 3 Stages
  • Festival Food Courts featuring N.O. Finest Chefs with Picnic Seating at every intersection
  • Kid’s Area by Junior League of New Orleans. The kid’s area will be open from 11-4.  We will have a “create your own healthy snack” booth, an oversized Jenga set, corn hole, 4 Square, face painting, a craft table, hourly relay races, and sidewalk art contests.
  • Complimentary Bike Valet by Bike Easy

Free parking in a nearby lot on the corner of Magnolia and Cadiz Streets.

The Festival can also be reached by public transit. Both the Freret #15 bus and Napoleon #24 bus will drop you off right at the Festival site. Take the St. Charles Streetcar and walk the 8 or so blocks or transfer to the #24 bus. The Claiborne #16 bus is just 2-4 blocks away.

The Festival is produced by the Freret Market.

Here’s what others have been saying about the Festival

Freret Street Festival 2016: photo gallery – Nola.com – April 2, 2016

Crowds pack the street for the 2016 Freret Street festival (Photos) – Uptown Messenger – April 2, 2016

“On Freret Street, a bounty of food and drink” – The Advocate – April 1, 2015

“Freret Street Festival draws thousands to Uptown business corridor” – Nola.com – April 5, 2014

“Freret Street Festival 2014 expands with a fifth stage of free New Orleans music” – Nola.com – April 1, 2014

“Freret Street Festival” – NewOrleansOnLine.com March 31, 2014

“Eight Blocks of Fun at the Freret Street Festival in New Orleans” – GoNola.com – March 28, 2014

“Freret Street Festival expands to Jefferson Avenue, adds fifth music stage” – Uptown Messenger – March 11, 2014

“Chefs serve up great food at Freret Street Fest” – WWLTV.com – April 7, 2013

“Freret Fest Recap (Photos) – NOLA Defender – April 7, 2014

“Freret Street Festival draws record 23,500 attendees” – Uptown Messenger – April 6, 2013

“Freret’s Fated Fete: Dynamic Duo” – NOLA Defender – April 2013

“Freret Fest Offers Freedom, Four Stages” – NOLA Defender – April 2, 2013

“Freret Street Festival: New Orleans Revitalization Celebration.” GoNOLA.com – March 22, 2013

“Freret Street” on New Orleans All The Way Live –  WWOZ – March 2013

Photos of 2012 Festival by NolaVie

“Freret Festival bigger than ever on growing street” – WWLTV  – April 8, 2012

WWLTV – April 1, 2011

NOLA Defender – April 1, 2011

Times-Picayune Lagniappe – April 1, 2011

Fox 8 News – March 29, 2011