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Another successful Satchmo Summerfest is in the books. The 3-day festival was the biggest yet and it was more than live music and great food. WGNO’s Johnnie Turnipseed shows how kids explored their artsy side.

The 13th annual Satchmo Summerfest kicked off today at the old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter. WGNO’s Erin Nicole reports that despite the heat, crowds have still been gathering to party.

no parking(from the City of New Orleans) – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for the weekend of August 3-4, 2013.

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On Saturday, August 3, Julia Street from South Peters Street to St. Charles Street will be closed from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Satchmo SummerFest
On Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, Barracks Street from Decatur Street to North Peters Street will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Satchmo SummerFest Parade
On Sunday, August 4, 2013, starting at 12:00 p.m., the Satchmo SummerFest Parade will begin at Gov. Nicholls Street and Rampart Street, proceed down Rampart Street to St. Ann Street, U-turn at St. Ann Street, proceed up Rampart Street, turn right on Esplanade Avenue, and disband at the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Avenue).

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking. This includes blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection, or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

In addition, RTA services, including bus service may be interrupted during these events. Details on route changes are available at