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French Quarter Festival, New Orleans

The 30th French Quarter Festival will take place from April 11-14, 2013, beginning on April 11th with "Locals Lagniappe Day" at Jackson Square and the Riverfront, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and then the 30th Anniversary Gala at Antoine's at 8:00 p.m. with food, drinks, and live music (Gala ticket included in the price). There are too many things to list here, but you can check out the schedule of about 800 bands, food venders, and activities on this website: http://www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/

We will be staying in a suite that sleeps four, walking distance from everything! I made the reservation for six nights many months in advance because it is always hard to get a reservation during one of the most popular events in New Orleans. Locals have told me this is their favorite festival. I have been to New Orleans several times, and I know many good places to eat for lunch and dinner (there is a kitchen in our suite for those who want to have breakfast). I have made a few dinner reservations because they were starting to fill up during this busy week - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th at August Restaurant; 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10th at Herbsaint; 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12th at Commander's Palace; and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th at Clancy's. We will probably have lunch at the festival vendor booths, or at some of the good places I know that are nearby. We will be going to the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, right near where we are staying (included in the price). Sunday evening will be the grand finale of the festival, complete with fireworks! This trip is for women only, and there will be extensive walking. Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you can join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Cindy C.

    We loved all the meals listed in this Meetup so far, but our lunch at Emeril's NOLA on Thursday was the best! Impeccable service, and delicious mussels with Andouille sausage and shoe string fries in a garlic wine sauce.

    April 12, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    My flight itinerary:

    Tuesday, April 9
    Flight: Delta 2250
    Departs: 12:00 pm from Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Arrives: 1:03 pm at Atlanta, Georgia
    Seats: 12A
    Cabin: Economy Class

    Tuesday, April 9
    Flight: Delta 1293
    Departs: 2:55 pm from Atlanta, Georgia
    Arrives: 3:30 pm at New Orleans, Louisiana
    Seats: 28A
    Cabin: Economy Class

    Monday, April 15
    Flight: Delta 1462
    Departs: 12:30 pm from New Orleans, Louisiana
    Arrives: 2:57 pm at Atlanta, Georgia
    Seats: 18A
    Cabin: Economy Class

    Monday, April 15
    Flight: Delta 1342
    Departs: 4:15 pm from Atlanta, Georgia
    Arrives: 5:15 pm at Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Seats: 12A
    Cabin: Economy Class

    December 30, 2012

    • Cindy C.

      I arrive at 3:45 in New Orleans now, same flight.

      April 8, 2013

    • Robin D.

      I am here, New Orleans :-)

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I will be the late one. 6:05. Then shuttle to you, eta 7:45 at hotel.

    April 8, 2013

    • Cindy C.

      You will probably get there earlier, but we will be in there!

      April 8, 2013

  • Robin D.

    My flight info:
    Tues Apr 9
    Flight: Southwest 3058
    Departs: 11:45 a.m. from Charleston SC
    Arrives: 12:15 p.m. Nashville TN

    Tues Apr 9
    Flight: Southwest 910
    Departs: 1:15 p.m. from Nashville TN
    Arrives: 2:40 p.m. in New Orleans LA

    Monday Apr 15
    Flight: Southwest 2874
    Departs: 2:55 p.m. from New Orleans LA
    Arrives: 4:20 p.m. in Nashville TN

    Monday Apr 15
    Flight: Southwest 920
    Departs: 4:45 p.m. in Nashville TN
    Arrives: 7:05 p.m. in Charleston SC

    January 27, 2013

  • Cindy C.

    On our trip to France last year, we arranged to be on the same flight. With this trip, some people may not want to fly, so it is up to each person to arrange their own transportation.

    October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a treat this would be. I assume we each have to arrange our airfare out there or drive one correct?? Let me know. I will look into that first. Thanks.

    October 19, 2012

  • kelly

    Not sure what this price covers. I see it covers the nights at hotel. But any meals, air, transport to/from airport, etc. Just need much more info on what is covered before I pay. I appreciate your time on this matter.
    Kelly

    August 30, 2012

    • Cindy C.

      It covers six nights in our suite

      August 31, 2012

    • Cindy C.

      plus the Kick-Off Party and the Sunday Gospel Brunch.

      August 31, 2012

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