The French Market District offers a variety of commercial properties for lease. Commercial properties include the Shops of the Colonnade, the Shops at the Upper Pontalba, and Farmers and Flea Markets.
Additionally the French Market District also offers venue rentals for private events, film productions, and photography.
The Shops of the Colonnade & The Shops at the Upper Pontalba
At this time there is no commercial space available in the Shops of the Colonnade or a the Shops of the Upper Pontalba. When space does become available the information will be posted the Public Notice page.
Farmers Market Vendor: A Farmers Market Vendor is an individual or company working as either a farmer or food producer who sells fresh food or agricultural products, including fresh fruit and vegetables, meat products, dairy products, grains, baked goods, and other freshly prepared foodstuffs.
If you are interested in learning more about vending at the Farmers Market, send questions by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (504) 636-6420. On line applications will be available soon
Daily Food Vendor: This applicant is selecting to sell prepared food items that are pre-packaged. Daily food vendors are not required to be open 7 days a week. Daily food vendors has the option to vend based on their availability. Interested parties can apply in person or on line below. CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FARMERS, FOOD PRODUCERS NOR DAILY FOOD VENDORS.
Lease / Commercial Tenant: This applicant is applying to lease a permanent food stall in the Public Market. At this time there is no commercial space available in the Farmers Market. When space does become available the information will be posted the Public Notice page.
Flea Market Vendors
Flea Market Vendor: A Flea Market Vendor is an individual engaged in the sale of new or used goods in the open-air Pavilions of the French Market, of which goods may either be produced by the Vendor or purchased at wholesale for retail sale.
Are you interested in the Flea Market as a possible site for your business?
Flea Market is now accepting applications in person on Thursdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. (expect holidays), at the Flea Market Office, 1235 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. No appointments necessary.
Each application is reviewed by the Vendor Committee (Review Meeting) and French Market Corporation (FMC) before a final decision is made. The review process takes 2 – 4 weeks.
Prospective Vendor Application Process
- Applicants must fill out application in person (online process coming soon).
- Applicants must bring product samples when filing out application for photos.
- Applicant must present a valid driver’s license or equivalent form of government issued, pictured i.d.
- Nonrefundable application fee is $5.00
Any questions contact the Flea/Farmers Market Office for assistance (504) 636-6420.
Flea/Farmers Market Office is opened 7 days a week, 365 days a year (Office closures that are due to inclement weather will adhere to the guidelines as given for City Hall offices).
Flea/Farmers Market Office Operating Hours
- Thursday – Monday 8:00am – 4:00pm
(All financial transactions end at 2pm, window remain opened until 3pm for any other assistance).
- Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00am – 300pm
(All financial transactions end at 2pm, window remain open until 3pm for any other assistance).
- Vendor stall re-rents are accepted on Fridays – Mondays until 12:00pm.
Family holidays, market office hours are 8:00am – 11:00am (New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Christmas Day.*
*All business transactions end at 10am on the aforementioned days, window remain open until 11am for any other assistance.
In case of life threatening emergencies call 911 immediately. Follow up with Homeland Security (HLS) @ (504) 636-6418.
Vendor Committee Meeting
The Vendor Committee Review Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Applicants are welcomed but not required to be present.
- Time: 4:30pm.
- Location: Varies (due to Covid/Hurricane Ida damage, (call office for details).
- Next date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
The Vendor Committee Meetings (immediately following Review Meetings) are held every 2nd Tuesday. All vendors are encouraged to attend.
- Start time: 5:30pm.
- Location: same location as Review Meeting (see above for details).
- Date: Tuesday October 11, 2022.
Below are the tentatively scheduled meeting through December 2022.
| October 11, 2022 | November 8, 2022 | December 13, 2022 |
Rental Rates (as of 7/3/20)
MON – FRI.
SAT. & SUN.
|*Lot (E-K)||$7.00 each 5X10 square||$7.00 each 5X10 square|
Row C – not available post Covid layout
* Lot (E-K) – No electricity
Special Event Rentals
** NOTICE **
Due to infrastructure vandalism at Crescent Park we are not accepting rental holds or rental applications for park spaces.
The French Market District offers indoor/outdoor special event venues available for large and small private events. As each event is unique, we request that you fill out an application to begin the process. Please complete the digital French Market Event Application. Upon receipt of your completed application our event team will contact you within (7) business days. Events must be booked no less than 90 days in advance, no exceptions.
Please note: Submission of the application does not confirm use of requested spaces. All events in the French Market District must be authorized by the French Market Corporation and processed through the New Orleans One-Stop Office for permitting.
For questions email Jeremy Smith at email@example.com
Filming and Photography in the French Market District
Please complete the digital Commercial Filming and Photography Application. Upon receipt of your completed application our event team will contact you within (7) business days. Film and photography shoots must be booked no less than 15 days in advance.
For questions email Jeremy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The French Market Corporation works in tandem with the Office of Cultural Economy to ensure events and film productions are properly permitted.
One-Time Group Performances
The French Market is accepting applications for one-time group performances.
For one-time group performances (school bands, church choirs, etc.), please fill out the digital French Market Group Performance Application. Once the application has been received, you will be contacted to discuss the details of your groups performance. Please review the City of New Orleans Noise Ordinance that your group must comply with.
Non-Musical Performance Program
- Non-musical performance is a presentation by any group with more than one member that does not involve live music
- This application is specific to use of Oscar Dunn Park
- This application does not apply to one-time group performance by school or civic choirs and/or bands
Once the application has been received, you will be contacted to discuss the details of your performance. Please review the City of New Orleans Noise Ordinance that your performance must comply with.