Festival Grounds - New Orleans City Park

Festival Grounds

The Festival Grounds include a 50-acre green space with lighted fields and ample area for portable restrooms. For most of the year, the grounds are open to the public for recreational use. Interested in booking a special event at the Festival Grounds? All event organizers must submit a Special Event Application for consideration. Events are not booked more than one year in advance, and we accept applications for new events February 1 – October 1. All events must pay a venue fee that is based on availability, impact on the park, and number of participants. You may put a “hold” on an event date for 30 days, after which a signed contract must be in place to guarantee the date.

Park Permits

Venue Details

  • Lighted fields
  • Area for portable restrooms


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Due to a special event at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), on Friday, December 2, the inbound entrance to Lelong Drive into City Park by the NOMA will be closed from 7AM to 7PM, in addition to surrounding streets, including Enrique Alferez Drive and Collins Diboll Circle.  For Celebration in the Oaks entrance impact, click here: Maps & Directions – Celebration in the Oaks.