Nola by the numbers

1987
The year of the first Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, held this year March 23–27

5
The number of days of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

28
The number of years of the French Quarter Festival, held this year April 7–10.

45
The number of food and drink vendors at this year’s French Quarter Fest, including Pat O’Brien’s, Mona’s, Antoine’s, Boucherie and many more.

21,000
The number of people who attended last year’s Soul Fest at the Audubon Zoo, held this year March 12-13.

300
The block of Bourbon Street where the second annual Oyster Jubilee will take place on March 26.

6
The number of blocks of Royal Street dedicated to the New Orleans Roadfood Festival March 25-27.

3
The length, in city blocks, of the world’s longest oyster poor boy, created for the New Orleans Roadfood Festival.

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