Stretching eight blocks from Downtown to Uptown New Orleans, Freret Street has a personality of its own. Known for its good food, lively entertainment and high quality merchandise, the street runs parallel to St. Charles and South Claiborne avenues. Here you’ll find restaurants, music clubs, art galleries, upscale boutiques, specialty shops and more!
Spend the day exploring Freret’s offbeat coffee shops and authentic restaurants, where you’ll find hearty servings of locally-made pizza, burgers, hot dogs and other unique cuisine with inspiration from all over the world.
You can’t visit Freret Street without stopping by Cure for a handcrafted cocktail. This sophisticated social venue will bring you to another time when cocktails grew out of medicine and home remedies.
Freret Street Farmers Market
On the first Saturday of each month (except July and August), the merchants and artists of the district gather at the corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue for the Freret Market. Featuring a wide selection of food, beverages, art, crafts and other items, the market has grown to become a popular, eagerly anticipated event since its founding in 2007.
Freret Street Festival
To highlight the vendors that have turned Freret into such a popular destination, Freret Street Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in April. Since it was launched in the mid-1990s, the festival has grown larger and more popular every year. Freret Fest features live music, food, artwork and handicrafts, and fun activities for all ages – especially the kids. More than 200 vendors have participated in recent years.
Freret Street is within easy walking distance of local playgrounds, parks, and both Tulane and Loyola Universities. The area is easily accessible by car, with plenty of street parking available, and by city bus. From downtown New Orleans the handicap accessible, air-conditioned Freret #15 and Napoleon #24 buses take you right there.
For more information on venues, news and events on Freret Street, visit the street’s website at www.thenewfreret.com.