Thursday, April 6, 2017

#tbt {French Quarter Fest}

It's #tbt and just in time for the French Quarter Festival in the historic French Quarter. French Quarter Fest is one of my favorite festivals of the year. Well, it used to be but has become way too crowded.

Let's throw it back to 2012.

BFFs Michael & Joey (from the ATL) and Richard (from San Fran) arrived yesterday. They will be staying with J & I through Sunday for French Quarter Festival.  I plan on taking in the sights and sounds of all that this year’s French Quarter Festival has to offer. I plan on eating, drinking, shopping, gossiping, dancing, and soaking some rays. And I plan on having lots of “parlor time” with my guests.
French Quarter Festival has become one of New Orleans premier festivals.

Here are some interesting facts about the FQF ( ):
·        FQF celebrates its 29th anniversary in 2012
·        FQF was first produced in 1984 as a way of bringing residents back to the Quarter
·        FQF is the largest, FREE music festival in the South
·        18 or more stages throughout the Quarter celebrate local music and represent every genre
·        Attendance is well over 500,000 people
·        FQF has consistently been voted “favorite festival” by locals (and I agree)
Here are various pics from past FQFs:

Day 1..... 2012

Picture perfect blue skies added to an awesome Day 1 for me and my guests celebrating French Quarter Fest 2012. Cab rides, Mr. B's, Carousel Bar, Pat O's on the River, Quarter time, Riverfront, great music, great friends, and great drinks, my Day 1 of FQF was a fun one.

The Music.....

The Food.....

The Drinks... (and there were many!)

The People...

And look who we ran into.....

Day 2 ... 2012

More fun, food, drinks, friends, sunshine, and huge crowds greeted us on our Day 2 of French Quarter Fest.

We began our day at BFF Gary's house for pool time and grilled burgers. Check!

We headed down to the Quarter afterwards where we parked ourselves in a great spot in Jackson Square. The palms helped to shade us from the full effect of the sun. Thanks to the White's of Buckhead, Georgia for securing our "property. Drinks, drinks, drinks, food, and conversation passed the hours of a great afternoon.

We then dined at EAT restaurant. It is owned by none other than fellow Cardinal Jared Zeringue who hails from Vacherie, LA. As usual this French Quarter staple shined. The food was amazing.

We ended our Day 2 with a great fireworks show at the river.

Yes! I am tired (and so is Taunte Gary), but I have to go and fix brunch for 20 guests coming over shortly.

Happy French Quarter Fest, y'all!


  1. What fun to see these pictures, Ron. I can tell you have lots of fun (and drinks and food) with your friends. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

  2. Good morning, Ron! I've never been to FQF--don't like the crowds. I can tell from this post from 2012 that you all "passed a good time." It's always fun looking back on fun times! Have a great day! xoxo

  3. French Quarter Festival...Mr. B's...Carousel Bar...Pat O's...what could be better??

  4. Too bad it has become so crowded. Looks like a great event, Ron. Fun to see you and your friends enjoying this outdoor event. Love NOLA!


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