It’s almost here! And the weather should be fantastic! Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen. If you take photos, please share on our Facebook page.
FYI there is no ATM on Freret Street HOWEVER… if a vendor cannot take plastic don’t fret. Just go to one of the Information/ATM/Market Money Booths found on the corner of Robert Street and at Cadiz Street in front of Zeus’ Place and you can use your credit card to purchase Market Money. All vendors will accept Market Money like cash. If you have Market Money left over from Freret Market bring it! Spend it!
If you are lucky enough to live close enough to walk to this year’s 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.
If you ride your bike, there is a complimentary bike valet by Bike Easy, at the corner of Freret and Jena.
Via public transit, both the Freret #15 bus and Napoleon #24 bus will drop you off right here. Take the St. Charles Streetcar and walk the 8 or so blocks or the Claiborne #16 bus is just 2-4 blocks away.
Introducing the Freret Street Festival App developed by Gambit!
Navigate to http://www.bestofneworleans.com/apps/freret/ with your smart phone and you are good to go. It includes the music schedule, list of vendors, hot tips and a map.
Check out who is going to be cooking at the Festival Saturday. Just click on over to the “Food” page.
Freret “Scene in a New Light” shirts will be for sale again at the Festival at Material Girl’s booth #902 between Robert and Upperline Streets. Material Girl also created these awesome, limited edition backpacks using some of the t-shirts.
Want to know what vendors are going to be at this year’s Freret Fest? You can see the list on the Freret Market web site.
This year we are increasing the number of chairs and tables so you can enjoy your festival fare in comfort!
Free bike valet at the Freret Street Festival by Bike Easy. Ride your bike to the Fest and let Bike Easy park and secure it for you. Bike Valet is located on Freret near Napoleon Avenue.
Click on “Music” to see the 20 bands that will be playing on 4 stages this year. All free, all local and all live.
If you want to be a vendor at the 2012 Freret Street Festival, you must request a vendor spot on the FreretMarket.org website.
- Go to the Market website and click on “On-line Vendor application.”
- Read everything carefully and then fill out your details.
- If you were a vendor at last year’s Festival or at any previous Freret Markets, proceed to log-in.
- After log-in click on “Request a Booth At The Freret Market.”
- DO NOT PAY ANY FEES UNTIL YOU GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.
Spaces fill up fast and it’s first-come, first served.