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Two Festivals, One Weekend!

Two Festivals, One Weekend!

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. Getting to the festival is easy! Armstrong Park is conveniently located on the Rampart St. streetcar line; the park also has a Blue Bike hub, making transportation a snap. Blue Bikes is also offering a discount code to festival goers. Visit the festival pages to learn more!

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 wide range 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! To view complete food menus for each festival, click here

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.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.