Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Back to Blog

Experiencing the Magic: French Quarter Fest Adventure in New Orleans

Next Month, embark on a soul-stirring journey to the heart of New Orleans—the French Quarter Fest. From the lively music that echoes through historic streets to the tantalizing aromas wafting from food stalls, every moment is a celebration of Louisiana’s vibrant culture.

The Music

French Quarter Fest

270 acts graced 20 stages across the French Quarter, creating an electrifying atmosphere. Legends and rising stars alike took the spotlight.

  • First-time performers like The Soul Rebels with Big Freedia, Ani DiFranco, and Samantha Fish left us spellbound.
  • Returning favorites—Tank and the Bangas, John Boutte, Sweet Crude, and Robin Barnes and the Fiya Birds—reminded us why we adore this festival.

The Food

  • Over 60 food vendors tantalized our taste buds, offering a culinary journey through New Orleans’ flavors.
  • Addis Nola, known for their Ethiopian cuisine, served up aromatic spices and hearty stews.
  • Vaucresson’s Sausage Co. delighted us with their Creole sausages, a true taste of Louisiana.
  • Ajun Cajun transported us to the bayou with their gumbo and crawfish étouffée.
  • And let’s not forget the iconic Miss Linda the Yakamein Lady, dishing out her legendary yakamein (a.k.a. “Old Sober”)—the ultimate New Orleans hangover cure.

Private Tours with Michaela

To explore New Orleans like a true local, we booked a private driving tour with Michaela from Michaela’s Tours. As a multi-generational New Orleans native, Michaela’s love for the city shines through. Here are some of the tours she offers:

  1. Highlights of New Orleans: A curated driving tour focusing on the history, architecture, and culture of the French Quarter and the Garden District1.
  2. History of New Orleans: Dive deep into over 300 years of living history, exploring the city’s diverse heritage1.
  3. New Orleans & Airboat Swamp Tour: Combine historic New Orleans with the mystical swamps of south Louisiana2.
  4. City and Exclusive Evergreen Plantation Tour: Explore the most intact plantation complex in the South, complete with 22 slave cabins2.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, Michaela’s tours offer an unforgettable experience. Book your tour today and let her show you the magic of this incredible city3.

From $300

Explore the French Quarter, New Orleans’ oldest and most historic neighborhood, founded by the French in 1718. Embark on a 2-hour walking tour covering 1-2 miles of its most iconic streets, named after saints and French nobility, as well as some of the lesser-known streets.  Engage in open discussions and learn about the significant people, places, and events that have shaped the city’s unique culture over three centuries with an expert local guide. Discover the heart of New Orleans through this immersive experience.