Most importantly, be safe, drink responsibly, and have fun. Other than that, we have a few housekeeping rules:
- NO Weapons of any kind (Seriously)
- NO Drugs (City and state laws regarding marijuana are still conflicting. Be smart.)
- NO Outside Food or Drink (Our vendors are important partners)
- NO Coolers, Chests, Packs, or Sacks (You get the picture)
- NO Parking on the Grass (You will be towed)
- NO Tents, Large Canvasses, or Tarps (They block the view and take up space)
- DON’T Trash Bayou Saint John (Respect the natural resources, they bite!)
- Children Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- PLEASE remove your boats and flotillas in a timely fashion! The city does not technically allow boats to be tied up on Bayou St. John for over 24 hours, and they normally come to remove all remaining boats early Tuesday morning after the festival. Also: no motorized boats allowed!
Please respect our neighbors and neighboring businesses by parking in designated areas. Be conscious of the bayou. Keep your kids close by.
Is it safe to swim in the bayou?
It is not technically safe to swim in Bayou St. John due to wildlife (hello, gators!) and sharp, dangerous debris that lives at the bottom. We highly discourage swimming.
Can I bring my dog?
Sure! Dogs must be on a leash.
Can I bring a chair?
Sure, chairs are welcome. There are designated ‘No Chair Zones’ in front of every stage, so please just don’t set it up there.
How much is a ticket?
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is FREE and open to the public! We do collect donations at the gates if you feel so inclined, and a large portion of that money goes directly to neighborhood organizations such as Friends of Lafitte Greenway and the Rotary Club of Mid-City. We do have an amazing VIP area called the Canopy Club, and access to that area comes with a MotherShip Foundation Membership. Click HERE to learn about the Canopy Club, and click HERE to join as a member!
Help! I lost something at the festival!
During the festival, lost and found is located at the Merchandise Tent. Click HERE to see a map of the festival. After the festival you can reach out to us at the office by calling 504-488-3865 or e-mailing [email protected]