French Quarter Festival

On April 6-9th the Big Easy hosted its famous French Quarter Festival. The FQF stands as one of the largest free annual music festival in United States, with an attendance of over 700,000 in 2014. FQF similar to other festivals here in New Orleans, allows people to indulge in good music, food and tons of alcohol. However this was not always its purpose, the festival initially began to celebrate the end of 14 week of construction to fix the roads in the French Quarters.

The first FQF took place April 1984 with only several hundred people in attendance and only lasted for three days. Since then things have changed a lot but some traditions have remained. For instance, at the first FQF there was a battle of the bands which still continues til this day.

For FQF the common street performers bring their best material to seduce tourist and city locals to empty their pockets. From the infamous tap dancers to the robot man on the corner across from Cafè Du Monde you will see it all at FQF.

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