How did Beignet Fest get started?

A local New Orleans couple, Amy and Sherwood Collins, realized through their journey with their autistic son, Liam, that New Orleans needed more programs to serve children with developmental delays, so they organized corporate sponsors and friends to put on the first Beignet Fest in October 2016 as a way to raise awareness and money for the cause.

What does it cost to attend?

General Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 years old and under are free with paying adult. Proceeds benefit the Tres Doux Foundation, which supports local nonprofit programs that serve children with autism and related developmental differences. A VIP Experience is also available for $40 per person. Details can be found here.

Can I support the Tres Doux Foundation and Beignet Fest without going to the event?

Sure! You can donate to the Tres Doux Foundation here.

Is there a VIP area?

Yes! There’s a paid-admission VIP Experience available. Details are available here.

How do I get there?

Beignet Fest will be held at the City Park Festival Grounds, located at 4 Friedrichs Ave, New Orleans LA 70124. You may park along perimeter streets and anywhere in the park that isn’t labeled No Parking. Map it here.

Blue Bikes will also have a special docking area located near the main entrance to the Festival Grounds. So feel free to hop on and take a ride to Beignet Fest on a Blue Bike!

You can also take the Red Canal St. Streetcar line to the end of Esplanade Ave. and Carrollton Ave. There will be signage leading you to walk to the entrance of the Festival Grounds.

Are there accommodations for guests with disabilities?

Handicap parking and an accessible entrance are located at the Reunion Shelter Pavilion by the main entrance to the festival. There are also handicap port-a-lets on the grounds.

We are excited to offer sensory-friendly activities for guests with developmental delays in the Kid’s Village presented by Ochsner Hospital for Children.

What about rain?

The event will be held rain or shine. In the event heavy rain is projected for Saturday, we will make a decision in advance to move the event to another suitable date.

What should I bring to the festival?

Feel free to bring a lot of money to buy things, plus strollers, blankets, chairs, sunscreen, sunglasses, and maybe a hat.

What shouldn’t I bring to the festival?

DO NOT BRING outside food and beverage, weapons of any kind, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, unauthorized audio/video recording equipment, or pets/live animals.

Do you have ATMs?

Yes, ATMs are located at Reunion Shelter and next to the Beverage Booths on the grounds.

Want to get involved?

Volunteer

Special Thanks to Our Major Sponsors

Check out all of our Beignet Fest supporters here