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Mid City West Fest: One $20 ticket gets you free drinks, entry into all four days of festival

At this brand new festival, one $20 ticket gets you free entry into all four days of events, after parties and free drinks. Start your weekend in the middle of the week with the Mid City West Fest happening April 1-4. 

Buy your tickets here.

Now, a lot is scheduled to happen during this festival. Many local businesses and artists join forces to highlight the history and energy of Mid City West. And if you want to see all of the action  to happen on Government Street, then here’s what you need to know about each day: 

Day 1: Food Truck(ish) Roundup
Wednesday, April 1 at 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Food Truck(ish) Roundup. Photo courtesy of Mid City West Fest

The Food Truck(ish) Roundup brings the neighborhood together over food and drinks. Kick off the Mid City West Fest at Alford Safe and Lock at 1758 Government Street (Google Maps). Try foods from food trucks and local restaurants. Plus, enjoy an open bar if you’re 21 and up.

General entry is $15 at the door or is included in your four-day festival ticket. Children enter for free. Additional parking will be available across the street at Circa 1857. 

Day 2: Champarty 
Thursday, April 2 at 6:00-10:00 p.m. 

Champarty. Photo courtesy of Mid City West Fest.

The Market at Circa 1857 (Google Maps) hosts its 4th Annual Champarty during Mid City West Fest. And, the name of the evening is no joke, it’s a party of unlimited champagne. Toast a glass and listen to live music. The champagne starts pouring at 6:00 p.m. and finishes up at 10:00 p.m. But the party keeps going at the Radio Bar after party from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. 

General admission into the Champarty is $5 at the door if you did not purchase a four-day festival ticket. VIP tickets are $25.  You must be 21 years or older to enter. 

Day 3: Sip & Shop 
Friday, April 3 at 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Sip & Shop. Photo courtesy of Mid City West Fest.

It’s the third day and the Mid City West Fest is going strong, but it’s also the kick off to your weekend. So, at Sip & Shop, explore a few Mid City businesses for jewelry, boutique fashion, lighting and more. Visit the familiar faces, like Cajun Electric & Lighting (Google Maps) and new faces on the block, like Mimosa Hancrafted and Wanderlust by Abby. Glow under the gorgeous lighting with a free glass of rosé. 

There is no cost of entry into this event. Your four-day festival tickets helps secure that glass of rosé, though. Get ready to shop from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The after party at ThreeSixEight happens 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 

Day 4: Music in the Depot
Saturday, April 4 at 12:00-10:00 p.m.

Music in the Depot. Photo courtesy of Mid City West Fest.

You have to finish the festival with a bang, right? Well, Mid City West Fest closes down with an all-day musical event. On Saturday, live musical acts take the stage at the Electric Depot (Google Maps) from noon until 10:00 p.m. Then, the after party rocks out at the Red Stick Social. See the musical lineup here. Expect art, an outdoor bar, food and photo walls, too. 

General admission is $15 presale, $20 at the door, or your is included in your four-day festival ticket. Kids get in for free. 

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