In the Times-Picayune, they are reporting that the crowds at this years French Quarter Festival were the biggest ever. The festival has grown from a small, local event that took place on one day to the current 4 day extravaganza that stretches along the riverfront and spills into the streets of the Quarter.
I had a chance to get out there on Thursday and Friday and I'm so glad I took the time to grab my camera before heading out the door...
Crowds in Jackson Square
This band pulled a little guy from the crowd - and he could blow that trombone!
A little something for everyone, with different genres of music from one end of the Quarter to the other
Jackson Square was a popular place since it not only had a stage for bands, but plenty of food and drink booths too
The Cajun Zydeco Stage in front of the Aquarium - we stopped to listen to the Jimmy Thibodeaux Band and catch the cool breeze that was blowing along the river front
If you've never been to New Orleans, then you might not know that April is one of the best times of the year to visit. Spectacular weather, festivals and fairs every weekend and a chance to get away from it all in one of the coolest cities in America.
Hope to see you next year!