French Quarterly

Germaine Bazzle, New Orleans' "First Lady of Jazz"

May 07, 2018
One of the true legends of New Orleans jazz, the elegant and graceful Germaine Bazzle is one of our most important jazz vocalists and a respected music instructor. After growing up in our own Seventh Ward and graduating from our local Xavier University of Louisiana, she began a teaching career during the day and entertaining in a traditional jazz band at night.

Jazz in the Park Crab Festival

May 07, 2018
People United for Armstrong Park will present their second annual Jazz in the Park Crab Festival on May 11th, 2018 from 6 to 9pm in historic Armstrong Park. The Crab Festival will feature the smooth jazz of Michael Franks and the urban contemporary rhythm and blues of the successful British band, Loose Ends. It will be held in an historical area of the park called Congo Square where enslaved Africans gathered to set up markets, sing, dance, and play music starting in the late 1700’s. We continue to celebrate the cultural heritage of New Orleans on that sacred ground.

French Quarterly Magazine Summer 2018 Calendar Of Events

May 07, 2018
April 27-May 6
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Spring 2018 Calendar of Events

February 01, 2018
February 2
Krewe of Cork Parade
Cheers! This walking krewe celebrates “everything wine.” About 200 members donned in wine and grape related costumes saunter through the French Quarter handing out wine centric throws to lucky recipients. kreweofcork.com

February 4
Krewe of Barkus Parade
This parade has gone to the dogs! Man’s best friend takes center stage in parade. Escorted by their human owners, dogs are dressed up in their festive costumes as they walk down the streets in the French Quarter. It’s a must see! Barkus.org

February 9

Dirty linen 2017 – The Science of a Good Party

July 27, 2017
Well hello fall, and hello Dirty Linen.

The science of making a great celebration even better is making sure all the key elements come together to at the right time, in the right place.

This time around, experience what you have come to expect and so much more, as the art galleries and merchants of Royal Street band together to bring New Orleans an original version of this much-anticipated event. This year the annual party will be held Saturday August 12th from 6-9 pm.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

February 03, 2017
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 31st annual gathering to celebrate the genius of Tennessee Williams, who once called New Orleans his “spiritual home,” joined by contemporary artists who are as honest and unflinching in their examination of the human condition as the Festival’s patron playwright. Founded in 1986 by a group of cultural enthusiasts, the Festival has grown from a small gathering of 500 to a five-day literary and multi-cultural event, which sees 11,000+ seats filled yearly.

Holiday Shopping

October 31, 2016
It is no surprise that New Orleans is consistently ranked as one of the “Best Cities for Shopping” and during the holidays it is a real treat to be in the French Quarter where our thriving artists' community creates truly unique gifts. Window-shop and step inside as you stroll along the Vieux Carre’s scenic and historic streets while admiring the festive holiday décor and magnificent 18th century architecture.

Royal Carriages Celebrates 75th Anniversary

August 01, 2016
Three generations ago, in 1941, Clem and Violet Lauga purchased a horse-drawn wagon from Aunt Sally’s Pralines, and thus began Royal Carriages. Scenic wagon rides throughout the cobblestone streets of the old French Quarter quickly evolved into entertaining narrated tours explaining the unique history and culture of New Orleans, and the small family owned business began to grow.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

February 03, 2016
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival will be celebrating their landmark 30th anniversary Festival, March 30 – April 3, 2016. From modest beginnings—a single weekend of programming at Le Petit Theatre in 1987—the Festival has grown to include more than 75 events taking place throughout the city over five days.

Martin Lawrence Spring Art Auction

February 03, 2016
Martin Lawrence Galleries New Orleans will host a live auction Sunday, March 6,, 2016, at the Westin New Orleans Hotel, an extraordinary annual event that collectors, art lovers, gallery browsers and artists, won’t want to miss!

Established in 1975, Martin Lawrence has extended their galleries over the past four decades to ten U.S. locations. The galleries are renowned for their extensive and superb art collection as well as their impeccable customer service.

Wrap Up the Season!

November 02, 2015
Kick seasonal anxiety to the curb and spend the holidays shopping the streets of the French Quarter while relaxing to the tune of the city’s jazz and brass band delights. Need to pick up one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts? Santa himself will be jealous of the treasures you will find in the Vieux Carre’s eclectic shops, boutiques and markets of all kinds.