Special Events


French Quarter Festival Second-Line Kickoff Parade
100 block of Bourbon Street to Jackson Square


Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at The Abita Beer Stage.
The music of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, and The Grateful Dead with special guests Steve Masakowski, Glen David Andrews, Don Vappie, Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, and Ed “Sweetbread” Petersen.

2015 Gala at Antoine’s Restaurant

Antoine’s Restaurant
713 St. Louis Street


Patron Party
100 block of Bourbon Street to Jackson Square


2015 Gala

Kicking off the French Quarter Festival in style.

Cocktail Attire – Dinner, drinks, and dancing! Entertainment by Guitarist John Rankin (Patron Party) and Charmaine Neville with Special Guests

Established in 1840, Antoine’s is the country’s oldest family-run restaurant, a favorite of locals, and a beloved New Orleans institution.

In 2015, Antoine’s Restaurant turns 175 years old! Obviously they have been doing something right throughout the years to have lasted long enough to be considered the oldest continuously operated family-run restaurant in the country. Throughout the years Antoine’s remained iconic and famous for great service, atmosphere, culinary delights and New Orleans originals – like Oyster Rockefeller, Eggs Sardou, and the famous puffed soufflé potatoes -that were all born here. Guests have included famous movie stars, musicians, presidents, popes, generals, and New Orleans’ most prominent families.

The names of each of the dining rooms at Antoine’s Restaurant are steeped in history. During the French Quarter Festival Opening Night Gala, enjoy the original Main Dining Room, the Mardi-Gras themed Rex, Proteus, and 12th Night Revelers rooms, the Mystery Room, 1840 Room, the Last Room (or Tabasco Room) and the Wine Cellar, which holds approximately 25,000 bottles when fully stocked. French Quarter Festival is the only time of the year when Antoine’s allows a non-profit community organization to ‘take over’ – celebrating the opening of French Quarter Festival at this grand Gala event.

Guests will enjoy tastings by Antoine’s and other festival favorites, and open bar courtesy of Abita Brewing Company and Republic Beverages.

Click here for Patron Party tickets. Click here for Gala tickets or call to make your reservations –(504) 522-5730