French Quarter Festival Kicks Off!
Posted on Apr 11, 2013 in DUI/DWI, Local Issues
French Quarter Festival kicked off this morning despite a tornado warning and downpour in the early afternoon. The festival has grown over the years and now consumes the entirety of the French Quarter with tourists and locals alike gathering to hear New Orleans’ music staples and taste the delectables from the never ending food booths. French Quarter Fest is a 4-day celebration of the music, food, and culture of New Orleans that has gained more national fame since its inception in 1984. With the additions of new music spaces and growing food booths, the French Quarter will be packed to the brim with tourists, bicycles, pedicabs, carriages, and more. Since the festival plants itself in the heart of the Quarter, many restaurants and bars in the area offer specials and even have their own booths serving signature cocktails and tapas plates.
Here’s a few good things to keep in mind during festival season in New Orleans:
1. Know your surroundings. Although the music ends at 6:45pm, if you plan on being out during the evening, be sure to walk in groups and stay on well-lit streets.
2. Be sure to keep sunblock and water handy. Drinking alcohol makes you dehydrated, especially during hot days. Be sure to keep a water bottle on you at all times.
If you find yourself arrested during these upcoming festival times, please contact us at 504-599-9997 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.