Thomas Lanier Williams III—or as he’s better known, Tennessee Williams—was born on March 26th, 1911. The Festival is on the weekend of March closest to Tennessee’s birthday.
The Festival is held at various locations in the inimitable French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most locations are within easy walking distance of one another. Other events are held in various parts of the city, easily accessible by car, streetcar, or city bus. Neworleansonline.com is an excellent resource for information about the city.