NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Organizers of the French Quarter Festival have announced that they will be canceling the festival on Saturday due to the threat of severe weather.
The severe weather threat on Saturday includes damaging winds, large winds, hail, tornadoes, heavy rainfall and a flash flood watch.
Officials say that the full cancellation will include all outdoor and indoor performances and special events.
Emily Madero, President and CEO of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. released a statement saying:
The festival is set to reopen Sunday at 11 a.m.