The Official name is The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and there is so much to experience at the Churchill Downs Fair Grounds Race Course in the Gentilly-Mid City sections of New Orleans. The Fair Grounds is a very huge area and besides all of the entertainment, food, crafts, and shopping to be done, you may also get a workout you were not expecting. One can do some serious walking to take in all the festivities. So if the weather is is hot and humid, which is most likely what to expect, dress appropriately and stay hydrated. If you attend all weekend you really have to pace yourself.