The City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of parades and events scheduled for the weekend of Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, until Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.
Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.
In addition, RTA services, including bus service may be interrupted during these events. Details on route changes are available at www.norta.com.
2016 Southern Decadence
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, the Knights of Decadence Parade will line up at Elysian Fields Avenue and Royal Street. At 7:30 p.m., the parade will form on Elysian Fields Avenue and Royal Street. The parade will turn right onto Royal Street, turn left against traffic on Frenchmen Street to Decatur Street, turn right on Decatur Street, continue on N. Peters Street to Canal Street, turn right onto Canal Street, turn right on Bourbon Street and left on Ursulines Street to Rampart Street where the parade will disband.
On Saturday, Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. until midnight, the 800-1100 blocks of Bourbon St. will be closed between St. Ann and Governor Nichols Streets for the Southern Decadence Bourbon Street Extravaganza.
The Golden Lantern Kickoff Concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, the 1100-1300 blocks of Royal Street will be closed between Ursulines Street and Esplanade Avenue.
Beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, the Southern Decadence Grand Marshal Parade will depart from the Golden Lantern on Royal Street to St. Louis Street, turn right on St. Louis Street, stop at 439 Dauphine St., continue on St. Louis Street, stop at 940 St. Louis St., continue on St. Louis Street, turn right on Rampart Street, stop at 542 N. Rampart St., continue on Rampart Street, turn right on Toulouse Street, turn left on Burgundy Street, stop at 700 Burgundy St., continue on Burgundy Street, turn left on Orleans Avenue to N. Rampart Street, stop at 834 N. Rampart St., continue on N. Rampart Street, turn against traffic on Dumaine Street, turn against traffic on Burgundy Street, turn left on St. Ann Street with traffic to Dauphine Street, stop at 740 Dauphine St., turn left on St. Ann Street, turn left on Bourbon Street, stop at 801 Bourbon St., continue on Bourbon Street to Dumaine Street, stop at 901 Bourbon St., continue on Bourbon Street to Lafitte’s Black Smith where the parade will disband.
2016 Louisiana Seafood Festival
The 2016 Louisiana Seafood Festival will take place at the City Park Festival Grounds on Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. The festival is anticipating up to 65,000 attendees over the course of the weekend, and heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic is expected in the area.