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Where to Find Free Parking in New Orleans

If you’re in New Orleans for Mardi Gras or one of the city’s many festivals, you may not know where to look for free parking. Even if you’re a long-time resident of the city, changing parking laws have made free parking spots few and far between, especially in the French Quarter where the competition is fierce. Keep reading to find out where free parking in New Orleans exists and how to find a spot near your destination.

To find those free street parking spots, here is what you need:

  1. An understanding of where those spots exist. (Check out this free map!)
  2. Familiarity with parking rules in New Orleans so you’ll know that free spot is actually free.

Map of Free Parking in New Orleans

Find a free parking spot in New Orleans by changing the time filters and navigating to your desired area. The free map updates in real-time, so simply type in the address you’re parking near and the time of day to find free parking near you.

Rules for free parking in New Orleans

Free parking in the French Quarter after 7 PM

Parking meters operate from Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM. Parking after 7PM is free.

Free parking on Sundays

New Orleans offers free parking at metered spaces every Sunday.

Free Parking Holidays

New Orleans has free parking days! Here they are.

To know which specific regulations are suspended on these days, please check the SpotAngels app.

Parking HolidayDate
New Year’s DayJan 01, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJan 20, 2020
Mardi Gras DayFeb 25, 2020
Memorial DayMay 25, 2020
Independence DayJul 03, 2020
Veterans DayNov 11, 2020
Thanksgiving DayNov 26, 2020
Christmas DayDec 25, 2020

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