FAQs

What is FestiGals?

FestiGals® is a uniquely New Orleans weekend experience for women, a festival for women by women showcasing fashion, food, friendship and fun. FestiGals® is the perfect opportunity for women to recharge and reconnect with a relaxing, festive and authentic New Orleans experience. Whether you’re in the mood to shop, eat, drink, explore local culture and history or just relax and be pampered, FestiGals has you covered. 


When is FestiGals?
The 2019 FestiGals weekend will take place June 21–23.

Where does FestiGals take place?
Our host hotel for the FestiGals weekend 2019 will be the Jung Hotel & Residences on Canal St. From there, we will venture out into New Orleans landmarks throughout Downtown and the French Quarter. Click here to reserve your weekend accommodations at a special price.

What’s the Weather in New Orleans like in June?
The average temperatures in New Orleans during June are between the 90s and 70s.  The average rainfall in June is 6.83 in. New Orleans weather is unpredictable. Please check all weather sites the week before the weekend to get a better idea of weather conditions for the weekend.

 

Is there a fee for Krewes to march in the Step Up Second-Line Parade?

Yes! Krewes need to sign up here and raise a minimum of $500 to be in the Parade. If you're not in a krewe it will be $35 a person to march with us! Individuals can purchase tickets here.


What should I wear to FestiGals?
Cool, comfortable, and casual day wear. Don’t forget to bring a hat or sunglasses and rain gear just in case. We love air-conditioning in New Orleans, so you may want to pack a light cardigan or pashmina as an extra layer to keep warm indoors.

 

The Hat's Off Luncheon is the perfect time to show off your most extravagant hats. Channel your inner fashionista and show off your Kentucky Derby style. Remember, the bigger the hat - the bigger the heart!  

For the Step Up Second-Line Parade, bring your favorite boa, bright colored clothes, glittery accessories, bodacious bras, and wigs. Feel free to bring your flip-flops, sneakers, boots and ballet flats so you’re comfortable as you sashay along the parade route. This is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to dance through the streets with second-line bands, entertainers, and dancing Krewes. We’ll get together just before at the pre-party to primp and get in the mood for the fun ahead night!

 

Where do I park if I’m a local and want to attend the Celebrating Women's Conference?

Valet parking is available for Friday's Celebrating Women's Conference at the cost of $10 for the day. There is also a convenient parking lot directly across the street from the entrance offering 12 hours of parking for $5.

If I’m staying at the Jung, how easy is it to get transportation to sites around the city?

The Jung Hotel & Residences is conveniently located on the Canal Street  streetcar line.  The “Ladies in Red” as the streetcars are often called, take you directly to the French Quarter and points south, or North, toward Carrollton neighborhood and City Park. A $1.50 ride is one of the city’s best bargains for an historic trip on the rails!

 

A recent addition to the cityscape, the Blue Bikes station is just outside the front door on the far side of Canal St. These bikes can be rented for $8 per hour, and used and dropped at any Blue Bike station in the city, making a fun way to ride and see the city.


What is the best way to get to my hotel from the Airport?
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport offers several transportation options. Ground transportation can be accessed outside of the baggage claim levels. Below are a few transportation resources:

Taxicabs A cab ride costs $36 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons. It is a good idea to ask the cab company for additional fees for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

 

Uber: Uber is available at the airport now. Check out the map for further instructions.

Lyft: Lyft is also available as a means to get around the city. Learn more on their website here.

Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for a flat fee. Three bags per person – Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. For group reservations of 50 or more people please dial 1-866-596-2699.

Have additional questions?
Please call us at (504) 524-1227 or email info@festigals.org.

ABOUT FESTIGALS

FestiGals is a 501(c)3 organization that inspires, connects and celebrates women while supporting causes important to their well-being.

 

 

FestiGals is produced by Diane Lyons & ACCENT New Orleans, a DMC Network Company.

 

 

 

 

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New Orleans, LA 70113

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(504) 524 1227

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