Tremé Creole Gumbo & Congo Square rhthyms festivals

March 25-26, 2023

It was in Congo Square that enslaved African people gathered on Sunday afternoons to practice their ancestral traditions. Their legacy lives on in our Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festivals, a free weekend celebration showcasing the music, food, and dance that made this city known around the world. This combined festival event will be fun for the entire family.


The Tremé Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms Festivals return on the same weekend March 25-26, 2023


Louis Armstrong Park – 701 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, La 70116

live Music schedule 

Lineup coming soon!

No recording. Please, no audio or video recording of any performances at the festival. 


We’ve combined two of our favorite festivals into one! The Tremé Creole Gumbo and Congo Square Rhythms festivals sit on the outskirts of the French Quarter in Tremé, celebrating the neighborhood as a key proving ground in the birthplace of jazz!

Free Admission – Donations Accepted 

Admission to the Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival is free. But we will have donation boxes set up at most of the park entrances. If you want to help us keep our events free, please support us with the donation of your choice. Thank you. 

Arts Market 

As always, we will feature a large Arts Market, with dozens of local artists showcasing handmade fine art and home furnishings.  This year, we’re also including participants of our of our Catapult Fund business accelerator program.

Food Vendors 

If you love dark roux chicken and sausage gumbo, Creole filé gumbo, seafood gumbo and all sorts of other great stuff – from po-boys to shrimp ’n’ grits – then come hungry.  

No Outside Food or Beverages 

Like all of our events, the Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival is completely free and open to the public – part of the community investment made by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. PLEASE: Except for those with small children or dietary restrictions, please do not bring outside food or beverages to the event – no coolers are permitted. 

No Pets 

We realize that Armstrong Park is usually open to pets. But for the safety and comfort of our large audience, we ask that you respect your neighbors and leave your companion animals at home (except for service animals, of course). Thank you. 

No Recording 

Please: No audio or video recording of our performers. 

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Festival Sponsors

The Tremé Creole Gumbo and the Congo Square Rhythms Festivals are a presentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Our broadcast partner is WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events. For more about the Foundation and what we do, visit us online at