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.
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.
Sure! You can donate to the Tres Doux Foundation here.
Yes! There’s a paid-admission VIP Experience available. Details are available here.
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.
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.
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.
Feel free to bring a lot of money to buy things, plus strollers, blankets, chairs, sunscreen, sunglasses, and maybe a hat.
DO NOT BRING outside food and beverage, weapons of any kind, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, unauthorized audio/video recording equipment, or pets/live animals.
Yes, ATMs are located at Reunion Shelter and next to the Beverage Booths on the grounds.
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