RAIN OR SHINE!



LOCATION:

City Park Festival Grounds
1701 Wisner Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

FESTIVAL DATES:

September 2-4, 2016


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WHAT:
Louisiana Seafood Festival
Rain or Shine!

 

WHEN:
September 2-4, 2016
Friday, 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am – 9:00pm

 

TICKETS:
Advance tickets will be $8 per day, advance weekend ticket packages will be $22, and children 55 inches and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Ticket prices will increase beginning Friday, September 2, 2016 to $10 per day and $25 weekend ticket package. The festival is rain or shine; all ticket sales are final.

 

WHERE:
City Park Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124

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General Information
 

OFFICIAL HOTEL:
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA – click here to book your rooms

 

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED:

• No Outside Food or Beverage
• No Hard Sided Ice Chests
• No Pets
• No Tents

 

ITEMS THAT ARE ALLOWED:

• Chairs
• Blankets
• Soft sided EMPTY coolers
• Cameras

 

ITEMS TO REMEMBER:

• Sunblock
• Sunglasses
• Comfortable shoes
• CASH (ATMs will be on site, but most food and beverage will require cash, some will accept credit/debit cards)

 

BICYCLES:
Bike racks will be available outside of each pedestrian entrance to the festival grounds.
 
PARKING:
Parking will be available within the park and adjacent neighborhoods.
 
City Park allows parking on the side of the interior roads unless marked NO PARKING. Please do not block the streets, there are other events happening within the park and people need to be able to move their vehicles throughout the weekend.
 
Please make sure to follow City Park’s general rules too:
http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/info/hours-general-rules-for-city-park
 
Here is a link to assist you with parking LEGALLY outside the park – watch all signs, especially Residential Parking which requires a permit, and please be good neighbors!
 
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
We highly recommend using public transportation or bicycles to access the festival grounds since parking in this area is quite limited. The RTA provides streetcar and bus transportation services heading from downtown New Orleans to the City Park Museum. From that location you can walk on over to the Fest!
 
Streetcar: From downtown, take the “Canal City Park Museum #48” to the end of the line at City Park. Walk on over to the Fest! Street Car Schedules
 
City Bus: The following buses will take you to the City Park Museum: “90 Carrollton”, “91 Jackson/Esplanade” and the “48 Canal/City Park Bus (supplemental service to the Canal/City Park Museum Streetcar)”.
 
Here is the link to read more about the routes and schedules. You can also Google or Bing trip planners, contact RTA’s Rideline at 504-248-3900, or visit www.norta.com for additional bus and streetcar route information.
 
HANDICAP QUESTIONS:
Handicapped parking is available but limited to first come, first served. Vehicles permitted for handicap parking can enter City Park from Wisner onto Friedrichs Drive, security will verify that the vehicle is marked for handicap parking and direct you forward down Friedrichs Drive. There are two dedicated areas for handicap parking, staffed by security, who will direct you if a spot is available. The park’s resources are limited so we are using two of our festival grounds areas to help provide more handicapped parking spots during the event.
 
There is a permanent restroom building adjacent to the festival’s cooking pavilion that has handicap accessibility. There are also a few port-o-lets being added on the festival grounds which are handicap accessible.
 
A small part of the festival grounds has pavement, but the majority of the area is uncovered and grassy. The event is rain or shine, so please keep that in mind when considering navigating the festival grounds with any handicap equipment.