Gentilly Fest supports the area’s first responders

This news brief appeared in the October issue of PRC’s Preservation in Print magazine. Interested in getting more preservation stories like this delivered to your door? Become a member of the PRC for a subscription!

Gentilly Fest 2022 will be held in Pontchartrain Park. The Oct. 7 kickoff features a night of “Jazz Under the Stars” from 6-9 p.m. On Oct. 8-9, from noon to 8 p.m. each day, there will be live music on three stages, food from local restaurants and caterers, and crafts from local vendors. Festivities also include a Kids Village with pony rides, face painting, crafts and more.

Since its founding in 2008, the festival has raised more than $40,000 for police stations, firehouses and other organizations in Gentilly. For more information, go to