Visitors to New Orleans are often awestruck by the beauty of the city's historic, elegant and attractive houses. However, during most of the year, all they get to see is the exterior of these private homes.
The festival includes a parade of horse-drawn carriages through the French Quarter and presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen and her court at Jackson Square, as well as brunch at Antoine’s and some incredible walking tours.
Tours of private homes, gardens and courtyards complete the remainder of the activities, as New Orleans opens its heart and homes to visitors from all over the world, inviting them to explore its fine interiors, enchanting courtyards and elegant gardens during an azalea-filled spring.
This year’s celebration will expand across two weekends. The schedule includes:
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
The Spring Fiesta Association
A leader in cultural tourism since 1937, the New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: "To preserve and share the cultural heritage of New Orleans, to promote the preservation of the region's history and historic architecture, and to educate others regarding the importance of that history."
The New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association maintains headquarters in a beautiful 19th century townhouse located at 826 St. Ann Street in the historic Vieux Carré (French Quarter). This townhouse, built prior to 1844 as a Creole Cottage, was remodeled in 1851 when the second floor was added, along with the present Greek Revival adornments. This beautiful house boasts of a lovely courtyard fountain, garconniere, large double-parlors, and an elegant dining room. A breathtaking spiral staircase leads upstairs to a library and three bedrooms.
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