Everything You Need to Know About Attending the New Orleans JazzFest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is an annual event that celebrates the city's music, art, culture, and heritage. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won't want to miss! But before you book your tickets and head to the festival, there are a few things you should know. First, you can bring a single folding chair with you. This gray folding armchair with cup holder and carrying case works well.

However, electric chairs and electric footrests are not allowed. When it comes to seating, any lower chair that has not exceeded the height limit should be placed away from the stage in a designated shaded area or beyond the stage. It's also important to remember to bring your own money to avoid ATM and vendor fees for card transactions. Folding chairs, blankets, and floor tarpaulins are ideal for sitting and enjoying concerts throughout the fairgrounds.

Other than factory-sealed water bottles, no outside food or drinks are allowed upon entry. Refrigerators and outside food or drinks (except bottled water) are also not allowed. When it comes to what to wear, 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. Folding chairs, blankets, and tarpaulins are allowed, and are a great way to enjoy music (in designated chair areas, of course). If you're looking for somewhere to stay during the JazzFest, check out our guide to where to stay in New Orleans. The French Quarter and the surrounding neighborhoods offer easy access to the fairgrounds.

Tickets for the JazzFest 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 and tickets are also available for sale on the days of the Festival from these locations or in advance. Now that you know a little more about what JazzFest is, a brief history and the incredible impact it has on the city, you're ready to book your once-in-a-lifetime Jazz-Fest experience!.