New Orleans is one of the best cities in the world and when people come here to visit, they are continually blown away by how rich, vibrant, and unique our culture is. Our diverse events throughout festival season are a big draw to tourists, and while they get to explore and get to know the different aspects of our city at festivals ranging from French Quarter Fest to ESSENCE Festival, we are given the chance to show off our way of life, continually reinvigorating our passion for our beloved city — and this exchange includes a significant financial benefit to our city. Our festivals are getting bigger and better, and many are able to remain free and open to the public, because of increased attendance from visitors.
New Orleans has been welcoming visitors to our city for 300 years; it’s part of what makes us who we are. As we continue to enjoy festival season, we can be grateful for the great financial impact that every visitor has on our city.
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