Everything You Need to Know About Bringing Water to JazzFest

Are you planning to attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival? If so, you'll want to make sure you have all the supplies you need for a great time. The JazzFest allows bags that are quite small, so it's easy to bring your own backpack or diaper bag. There are no restrictions for drinking water, but it is necessary to fill water bottles purchased in stores. CamelBaks and other hydration systems are also welcome.

You don't need to bring food, drinks or ice boxes to the festival. New Orleans is a well-established party city, and with it comes the temptation to go overboard, especially for out-of-town guests. If you're going to drink alcohol, make sure you chase it down with some water. Water is your friend at the festival.

Be sure to keep in mind the heat, which can be intense, especially if you're partying all day. Not drinking alcohol is also a smart decision, and there are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic options at JazzFest. If you haven't tried rosemary iced tea, you're missing out. As excited as everyone is to return to the fairgrounds, it's a good idea to prepare ahead of time for things like trips, big crowds, and what you should bring.

There are so many unique crafts from artisans who set up stands at the JazzFest. Here is a list of what you CANNOT bring to the festival site: weapons of any kind, illegal drugs or substances, outside food or beverages (except sealed water bottles), coolers or ice chests, glass containers of any kind, pets (except service animals), professional cameras or recording devices (including drones). JazzFest is quite forgiving with its bag size, so you shouldn't have a problem carrying a backpack or a diaper bag. Place items such as smartphones in plastic bags to waterproof them.

Drinking water is allowed in, but it must be in filled and sealed bottles purchased at the store. Empty reusable water bottles and hydration systems such as CamelBaks are also allowed in. JazzFest Express tickets and tickets are available for sale on the days of the Festival from these locations or in advance. Two years have passed since the last JazzFest, and although Covid-19 cases are rising again in Louisiana, there will be no mandate for vaccination, testing or wearing masks to attend the festival.

Louisiana officials have announced that the New Orleans Jazz& Heritage Festival will be canceled for the second consecutive year due to an increase in hospitalizations of patients with coronavirus. Only JazzFest Express vehicles will use a special ticket to avoid traffic and bring Festival attendees to the Festival's gates. NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - For the first time in two years, the New Orleans JAZZ and Heritage Festival returns. The mission of the New Orleans Jazz& Heritage Festival is to promote, preserve, perpetuate and promote Louisiana's music, arts, culture and heritage.