2013 turned out to be another fun French Quarter Festival. We were there for Friday and Saturday of the four day festival and enjoyed great music, great food, and great weather.
This year we stayed at the Westin Hotel which was right next to the levee. We had a wonderful view out our window of the Mississippi River and several stages of the festival along with a beautiful sunrise.
We found it very helpful to use the new French Quarter Festival app on our phone to keep up with the schedule of bands on all of the stages. The app also had a map of the stages and food/drink booths all over the French Quarter. The food and drinks at the French Quarter Festival are not your usual festival food so it was a big help to have a list of what each booth was selling.
Saturday night we watched the fireworks show from the roof of the Westin Hotel. It was perfect!