2019 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival and Congo Square Rhythms Festival

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Event Information:

Date: Nov 16–17, 2019
Admission: Free
Location: Congo Square - Armstrong Park
701 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Phone: 504-558-6100

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This fall, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present two of its  popular festivals on one weekend  - Treme Creole Gumbo Festival and Congo Square Rhythms Festival.

The festivals will take place Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th in Congo Square and Louis Armstrong Park.  Admission is still free and open to the public. 

There will be two stages of music celebrating the New Orleans traditions that spring from the African diaspora: jazz, funk, contemporary and traditional brass band, gospel and rhythm & blues!

African drumming and dance will be a continued highlight at Congo Square Rhythms Festival, as well as, the annual Mardi Gras Indian “battle” – with tribes from various neighborhoods.

Beyond the music is the food and art! 

There will be two food courts – each offering a mix of classic New Orleans dishes and food.  We’ll, of course, have a smorgasboard of New Orleans’ signature dishes –  Different varieties of gumbo, Red beans and rice, crabmeat beignets, deep fried bell peppers, jambalaya, poboys, fresh produce, seafood and more!

We will have two art markets.

The Congo Square Market will feature art, crafts, jewelry, locally produced bath and beauty products and imported items from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The Treme Market will feature original local art, crafts, jewelry and unique handmade items.

The festivals are our way of paying tribute to our ancestors and our cultural traditions-  through food, music, drumming and dance.  By bringing these two festivals together– we are hoping to make a bigger impact on our city. 

We are now accepting vendors for this festival!

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival Art Vendor Application

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival Food Vendor Application

Congo Square Rhythms Festival Art Vendor Application

Congo Square Rhythms Festival Food Vendor Application

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