The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association will present a free celebration of French culture during Fête Marigny from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26, in Washington Square Park, at Elysian Fields Avenue and Royal Street in New Orleans.

French connections and influence, past and present, will be highlighted with music, crafts and children’s activities. A fund drive will also be under way to help maintain the park.

The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association is largely responsible for maintaining Washington Square Park, which was established in 1805, with volunteers and donations. For information, call (504) 948-1859 or visit www.faubourgmarigny.org.