When March 21, 2020 at 11:00am 8 hrs
Where The Greenway's Great Lawn 500 N Galvez, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States


Greenway Fest: Postponed & Transformed

Friends of Lafitte Greenway's team has been working closely with City officials and health experts to monitor the spread of Coronavirus in Louisiana. Today, we have the opportunity to curb the spread of the virus, support public health, and relieve pressure on our healthcare system by postponing and transforming Greenway Fest, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21st.

Spread the Fest - Not the virus

This year only, Greenway Fest will be transformed into Greenway Festivities this summer/fall: a series of music, arts, and cultural celebrations. Greenway Festivities will take the best of the Fest and spread it out throughout the season and along the trail.


Please visit our blog post for more information.


The Greenway’s Signature Festival • Free • Live Music • Food & Art Vendors • Family Activities Storytelling • Guided Walking Tours • Celebrating Local Culture • Community Input


11:00 AM

St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir

12:15 PM

Bamboula 2000

1:30 PM

FERMÍN & Merengue4FOUR

2:45 PM

Tremé Brass Band

4:00 PM

Sierra Green & the Soul Machine

5:45 PM

Shannon Powell and Special Guests


lend a hand

Help us make this event great! Sign up below to choose a volunteer role and shift. You may sign up for more than one shift if the time frames do not overlap. 



sponsor the fest

Looking to expand your impact and connect with a diverse community of Greenway supporters and neighbors? Learn more about our exclusive visibility options and sponsorship opportunities below. Contact Sophie Harris Vorhoff with questions at [email protected] or 504.702.6777. Advance promotional materials have been printed and distributed, but day-of recognition opportunities and promotional emails and social media are available through Friday, March 13th.



hosted by




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City Sightseeing New Orleans

Enterprise Community Partners

Ellen & Steven Frischhertz

IATSE Local 478


Mid-City Messenger

Morris Admji Architects

Sentre Sound


Urban Properties LLC



American Heart Association

Atlas Greenway Partners

Center Staging

Councilmember Joseph Giarrusso

Energy Wise Alliance

Hey! Coffee Co.

Maria Hinds Design Studio

The Mena Law Firm

University Medical Center


About the Fest

GREENWAY FEST will bring together 3,000 New Orleanians to celebrate the Lafitte Greenway, enjoy local live music, food, drink, and crafts, share stories of the Greenway on guided walking tours, and contribute their ideas to shape the future of this great public space.

THIS ANNUAL SPRING EVENT, newly renamed “Greenway Fest,” began in 2005 as “Hike the Lafitte Greenway.” Community members bushwhacked along an abandoned railroad corridor, and dreamed of transforming the long-blighted space into a trail and park for New Orleans.

Will you come?