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NOLA Traditions: Freret Street Festival 2012


Freret Street Festival 2012

For a Saturday afternoon in New Orleans, you can’t do much better than a street festival.

This past weekend’s Freret Street Festival was blessed with near-perfect weather, more than 200 vendors selling everything from art to antiques, plenty of delicious local food and drink, music on four stages, and a second-line parade featuring Mardi Gras Indians and the Nfungola Sibo African dance group.

That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

If you missed it, there’s always next year, and you can check out the monthly (except for July and August) Freret Market — same organizers, same concept, just on a smaller scale.

Check out the photo gallery from this year’s festival (Glen Abbott photos):

Glen Abbott is a New Orleans-based freelance travel writer/photographer. Visit his blog at


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