New Orleans French Quarter


Your April Thrill List

March 7 2019 | News

Get out there and explore New Orleans in April when the weather is balmy and the musicians are hot (the crawfish, too). Here are ten great reasons to reserve your room at Hotel Provincial this month.

1. Raise a glass to the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, first week in April

What do you get when you combine over 250 wineries and more than 100 New Orleans restaurants? A wine pairing for the history books! Don’t miss the Royal Street Stroll, an evening of sipping and shopping. Learn more.

2. Celebrate spring at the Freret Street Festival – April 6

Head to Uptown New Orleans between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the Freret Street Festival featuring three music stages and 200 vendors. Learn more.

3. Hang with locals at Wednesday at the Square ­– April 3, 10, 17 & 24

This popular free concert series includes four evenings of music in April. Come see Irma Thomas with Johnny Sansone, Eric Lindell with Deltaphonic, Kermit Ruffins with Space & Harmony, and Marc Broussard with The Iceman Special. The concerts run from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Learn more.

4. Stop and smell the Azaleas at the Spring Garden Show – April 6 & 7

Don’t miss the Spring Garden Show in City Park’s Botanical Garden. There will be plants to buy, lectures to help you hone your green thumb, and more than 50 horticultural exhibits – not to mention live music and a Children’s Discovery Zone. Learn more.

5. Rock out at French Quarter Fest – April 11-14

Hotel Provincial is proud to sponsor the Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience at the French Market Traditional Jazz Stage on Saturday, April 13 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Come join us as we celebrate the music of this amazing 87-year-old pianist. French Quarter Festival offers 20 music stages throughout the French Quarter and features local artists playing jazz, New Orleans Funk, Zydeco, Cajun, brass band music, and gospel. Best of all, the festival is free! Learn more.

6. Go Jazz Festin’ – Last weekend in April/First weekend in May

Jazz Fest is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by adding another day! This now 8-day fest is one of the highlights of life in the Big Easy. Come experience the legendary food, art and music (and not always in that order). Here's your chance to see big stars like Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, and Katy Perry along with all your favorite Louisiana performers. Learn more and see the complete Jazz Fest 2019 lineup here.

7. Line up for the Crescent City Classic – April 20

Why stop at the bunny hop this Easter? Start training now for the Crescent City Classic, 6.2 miles of fun from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, through the French Quarter, and all the way up Esplanade Avenue to New Orleans City Park. Register here.

8. Put a bonnet on it – April 21

There are three Easter parades in the French Quarter on Sunday: the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade,  the Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade and the Gay Easter Parade. Hop on down to the parade route for the fun!

9. Swing over to the Zurich Classic – April 22-28

Every year, the Zurich Classic, a leg of the PGA Tour, is played at the TPC of Louisiana, just 15 miles from downtown New Orleans. Since it’s New Orleans, you can expect food as great as the golf. Learn more.

10. Get your tail to NOLA Crawfish Festival – April 29 – May 1

NOLA Crawfish Festival at Central City BBQ features a crawfish cook-off, a crawfish eating content and live music by Neville Jacobs, The Iceman Special, Samantha Fish, Anders Osborne and others. Learn more.


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