The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, an outdoor extravaganza of music, regional food and fine crafts, typically takes place during daylight hours (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on the last weekend in April and first weekend in May. The 2019 event, on April 26-28 and May 2-5, will mark the 50th annual festival. Jazz Fest takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, a horse racing rack in the Gentilly neighborhood at at 1751 Gentilly Blvd.
Make plans now to attend the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Each year, an all-star lineup of entertainers highlights two special weekends at the New Orleans Fair Grounds.Jazz Fest, like Mardi Gras and the French Quarter, is what makes New Orleans unique and one of the most popular destinations in the world to visit.