Every year there's a weekend in mid-June that's really something special. In conjunction with the The Louisiana Seafood Festival and the French Market Creole Tomato Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation sponsors the Cajun Zydeco Festival. These three festivals are all part of the Vieux-To-Do weekend and best part, all festivals are free and open to the public.
The Old U.S. Mint:
The Old Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, is the perfect place to hold a Louisiana music festival. It is the present day home of the largest collection of early and modern jazz artifacts in the city, including sheet music, photographs and more. For the Festival, an other types of indigenous Louisiana music will be featured and staged inside the facility. On display is Newcomb pottery, old coins, and documents from the French and Spanish colonial periods. Admission is free.
The Cajun-Zydeco Festival:
The Cajun-Zydeco Festival is the musical accent at the food celebrations going on in the second week of June. There will be two stages set up on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint, where food and fun will be served up all day.
With all this music, and all that food, you can't help but have a great time in the Quarter!