PHOTO: The pool at Royal Sonesta New Orleans. (photo courtesy of Royal Sonesta New Orleans)
Festival season in New Orleans offers some of the best spring celebrations around. Kicking off with French Quarter Festival April 7 - 9, enjoy hours of free entertainment and more than 150 musical performances throughout the French Quarter. Guests of Royal Sonesta New Orleans can join the fun without even leaving the hotel, as The Jazz Playhouse is an official festival stage. Experience star-studded performances including Eric “Benny” Bloom, George and Gerald French, Michael Watson, the Ashlin Parker Quartet and more. Click here for the full lineup.
Treat your other senses with nearly 60 food and beverage booths from renowned area restaurants as they fill the Vieux Carré for the festival. Be sure to try the samplings from our very own Restaurant R’evolution, with Sugarcane Glazed Pork Belly Po-Boy and Crab Beignets with Red Pepper Remoulade; and Desire Oyster Bar, with Oyster Rockefeller Po-Boy, Fried Chicken & Waffles with Bourbon Cane Syrup and Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce.
Following French Quarter Fest is the largest outdoor concert event in the Crescent City, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Only a 10-minute drive from the French Quarter, Jazz Fest takes over the New Orleans Fair Grounds the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May offering big name performances in everything from jazz and gospel to funk and R&B. The festival also offers hundreds of works by new and esteemed artists and a Food Fair, where you can eat like a local and taste some of the best Louisiana cuisine.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Every week through May 24, guests can take a short stroll to Lafayette Square for Wednesday at the Square and indulge in food, drinks and great live music. Bayou Country Superfest will take over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome May 26 – 28, and the New Orleans Oyster Festival is quick to follow June 3 – 4. For more information, visit our Spring Festivals page.
Just in time to celebrate, Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ annual French Quarter Fling guest package offers nightly rates as low as $159 and comes packed with savings for the budget-friendly, fun-seeking traveler. Guests can upgrade among the hotel’s newly renovated guest rooms, including a Deluxe room from $179 per night; a Preferred room with an optional patio, Bourbon Street or balcony view starting at $209 per night; or move up to an R Club Level room from $259 per night.
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Enjoy your complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, included with every French Quarter Fling reservation, and join in the revelry. The guest package applies to travel through Sept. 30, and there’s always a Big Easy adventure waiting for you. The offer also includes a Sonesta Savings Pack, with more than $500 in discounts and savings at some of city’s most popular attractions, as well as deals from Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ popular, award-winning food and beverage outlets. For more information on all of the French Quarter Fling package offerings, click here.
Take advantage of this offer to save big and experience it all. Children 17 and under stay free with an adult, so bring the family and discover firsthand why TripAdvisor ranked New Orleans No. 1 on its “7 Best Family Getaways in America” and included the city in its “Most Affordable Cities for a Summer Escape” list. Click here to book your stay at Royal Sonesta New Orleans and use promo code “FQF,” or call 504.586.0300. Book your stay today!