The 32nd annual French Market Creole Tomato Festival, June 9 and 10, 2018, will kick-off with the Ripe and Ready 2 mile Run/Walk in partnership with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation in Crescent Park followed by two days of live music, cooking demonstrations presented by Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine, food booths, kid’s activities, and the 3rd annual Bloody Mary Market in Dutch Alley. With stages at the New Orleans
French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, the largest showcase of Louisiana music, food, and culture in the world, begins Thursday, April 12 with 'Locals' Lagniappe Day'. Opening day highlights include the 10 a.m. kickoff parade from Bourbon Street to Jackson Square and music on six stages from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. On the Hilton Tricentennial Stage in Jackson Square, Preservation All-Stars kick off a full day of FREE music. Catch two Grammy-winning groups on the Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Stage when Lost Bayou Ramblers are followed by Chubby Carrier.