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

The Sixth Annual

Downriver Festival

Saturday, September 8 2018



Our 2018 Theme is

Gumbo & Daiquiris


Downriver Festival celebrates impact of the Mississippi River through live music, food, and educational activities that explore this year’s special Tricentennial theme, “Gumbo and Daiquiris.”





2018 will feature spectacular performers from New Orleans and beyond. Take a break from shopping at the French Market and sipping on gumbo to get your dance on. 




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

Lecture Series


Cooking Demos


Children's Activities



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