Everything You Need to Know About Attending the New Orleans JazzFest

The New Orleans Jazz& Heritage Festival is an annual event that celebrates the city's music, arts, culture and heritage. Every year, thousands of people flock to the fairgrounds to enjoy the festivities. But before you join in on the fun, it's important to know what you can and cannot bring to the festival. When it comes to bags, JazzFest has few restrictions on size.

You can bring a diaper bag if you have a baby in your group, and full bottles are allowed as long as you can prove that there is a baby in your group. Folding chairs, blankets, and tarpaulins are also allowed, but they must be used in designated chair areas. When it comes to food and drinks, only factory-sealed bottled water for personal consumption is allowed. Refrigerators and outside food or drinks (except bottled water) are not allowed.

As for clothing, October in New Orleans is typically cool with a warm breeze, so check the forecast and plan accordingly. If it has rained, put on rain boots (because it is almost certain that there will be mud). We also suggest sunscreen and a hat regardless of the time of year. When it comes to tickets, they are available for purchase on the JazzFest site a few months before the event or at the gates of any day of the festival.

JazzFest Express tickets are also available for sale on the days of the Festival from these locations or in advance. The mission of the New Orleans Jazz& Heritage Festival is to promote, preserve, perpetuate and promote Louisiana's music, arts, culture and heritage. Now that you know a little more about what JazzFest is, a brief history and the incredible impact it has on the city, you can start planning your once-in-a-lifetime Jazz-Fest experience.