On the first weekend of October, the famous Treme neighborhood hosts the annual Treme Fall Festival. All weekend, visitors enjoy the music and food of this cherished New Orleans neighborhood. Be sure to join in the fun on Friday, October 4th, beginning at 10:00 a.m.!
Treme Fall Fest is a donation-based event, created to raise money for St. Augustine Catholic Church. The festival is held on the streets bordering the church, located at the corner of Henriette Delille and Gov. Nicholls streets.
Some of the most famous musicians and artists come from New Orleans’ Treme, and many of them perform at the festival or showcase their work. Performers have included Kermit Ruffins, Shannon Powell, Leroy Jones, John Boutte, and other renowned names. Artist Terrance Osborne has shown and sold work at the festival, too.
A patron party usually starts the weekend with special music and food on Friday night. Then on Saturday, there is a full day of live music, art and more. Sunday morning starts with a Gospel Mass at the church followed by a Gospel Extravaganza – a day of music with performances from local Gospel choirs. Performances have featured the St. Augustine choir and the Zion Harmonizers.
The festival also includes children's activities with painting, building projects, and entertainment, as well as free health screenings and tours of St. Augustine Church.
As the United States’ oldest African-American neighborhood, Treme is a site of significant economic, cultural, political, social, and legal events that have shaped the course of events in Black America for the past two centuries. The residents of this beloved neighborhood actively honor its history and culture, and visitors come from all over to experience it. Treme is home to celebrations like second-line parades and jazz funerals, museums dedicated to African-American life, art, and history, as well as Armstrong Park, a memorial to the great jazz legend Louis Armstrong.
Enjoy the best of this historic New Orleans neighborhood at Treme Fall Fest! The festival is free to attend, though donations are appreciated.
The team at Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana encourages our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer. If you are hoping to witness new sights and experiences, be sure to check out this phenomenal local event!
Friday, October 4, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
St. Augustine Catholic Church
1210 Governor Nicholls Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115