The Gentilly Fest showcases the best of New Orleans Urban Community

“Built by the Community”

“The best music, food, art. And bring the kids!” Free admission. Gentilly Fest celebrates all things New Orleans!


Friday, October 11th : 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 12th : 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m
Sunday, October 13th : 12:00 noon – 7:00pm.

Gentilly Festival is located at Pontchartrain Park Playground
5701 Press Dr. New Orleans, LA | @ Press Drive and Prentiss Ave.

I highly recommend that you attend the Gentilly Festival! It is jammed packed of New Orleans authenticity and is put on by New Orleanians for New Orleanians! This is one of those family fun events where parents will enjoy attending just as much as the kids. Plus, the 360 event layout allows children to participate in various activities and run around freely without parents worrying about kids going into a different area of the park. The Nola Chic

It has the best live music, delicious food from a variety of local restaurants & caterers, fine arts and crafts and family friendly fun!

Activities for children in our Kids’ Village including pony rides, a kids stage, an New Orleans Fire Department fire truck, face painting, an imagination playground, pottery making, garden crafts and much more…

Includes specialty wines from Fleur de LA Imports, delicious food from Morrows, special seating and a complimentary parking pass.

VIP Experience Packages:
$48 per day/per person (includes parking)
$85 per day/per couple (includes parking)
Payments accepted via PayPal & Cash App:
PayPal: paypal.me/gentillyfest
Cash App: $Gentillyfest

No Ice chests, Outside Food or Pets Allowed on Festival Grounds.

For more information on the Gentilly Festival visit their website: https://www.gentillyfest.com/

Sources: The Nola Chic and Gentilly Fest


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