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City of New Orleans Issues Information Ahead of Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced it has granted a permit to the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Attendees are encouraged to take care in large crowds and report suspicious activity to public safety officials. For more information, attendees and residents can visit the Jazz Fest website at

The first weekend of Jazz Fest will take place from Friday to Sunday, April 29 through May 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The second weekend will take place from Thursday, May 5 to Sunday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Neighborhoods Impacted:

  • Fairgrounds
  • Bayou St. John
  • Desaix
  • Seventh Ward


Attendees and citizens should expect road closures, traffic delays and heavy pedestrian traffic during the event. The New Orleans Police Department will restrict vehicle traffic around the festival and additional intermittent street closures might be required as crowd size warrants.

Restricted Access Area

A restricted access area will be in place on festival days. Vehicles without residential permits will not be allowed within the boundaries of Mystery Street, Fortin Street, Gentilly Boulevard, and Grand Rte. Saint John Street.


Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring surrounding streets for illegal parking. Attendees and residents should make sure to follow all posted signs, not block hydrants, driveways and sidewalks and not park within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop sign. For more information or to report improper parking, anyone can call 504-658-8100 for parking enforcement.



Bicycle parking areas are located adjacent to the Gentilly Boulevard and Sauvage Street pedestrian festival entrances. Blue Bikes will also have drop zones located at those entrances.


RTA routes may experience delays or detours during the event. All RTA service alerts, updates, and detours can be accessed by downloading the RTA’s GoMobile app. To learn more, visit or call Ride Line at 504-248-3900.


The Jazz Fest Express provides continuous round-trip transportation between four departure points and the Fair Grounds. The shuttle operates all eight days of the festival from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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