Celebrating the cultural, economic, environmental & inspirational impacts and contributions of the Mississippi River to the Crescent City.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Free and Open to the Public

10:30 am to 7:00 pm



Our 2019 Theme is


Downriver Festival celebrates impact of the Mississippi River through live music, food, and educational activities.


The 2019 Downriver Festival will feature spectacular performers from New Orleans and beyond. 


Enjoy live cooking demonstrations and workshops, learn about the future of our coast through our lecture series, and make crafts with the kids!

Walking Tours

Lecture Series

Children's Activities


Celebrate the many influences of the Mississippi River with a fabulous array of food from local vendors! 

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