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July/August Calendar

Events and festivals around the state

Greater New Orleans

JULY 1-2. Essence Festival. New Orleans. essence.com
JULY 1. Slidell Heritage Festival. Slidell. slidellheritagefest.org
JULY 1. New Orleans Shakespeare Festival. New Orleans. neworleansshakespeare.org
JULY 3-4. Go Fourth on the River. New Orleans. neworleansonline.com
JULY 7-9. San Fermin en Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls). New Orleans. nolabulls.com
JULY 12. Jefferson Chamber Grand Prix. Avondale. jefferson.chambermaster.com/events
JULY 14. Bastille Day Fête. New Orleans. bastilledaynola.com
JULY 18-23. Tales of the Cocktail. New Orleans. talesofthecocktail.com
JULY 21-23. Louisiana Sportsman Show. New Orleans. louisianasportsmanshow.com
JULY 22. West Bank Beer Fest. Avondale. westbankbeerfest.com
JULY 22-23. SweatFest 2017. New Orleans. bigeasyrollergirls.com
AUGUST 4-6. Satchmo SummerFest. New Orleans. fqfi.org
AUGUST 5. Whitney White Linen Night. New Orleans. cacno.org/wwln2017
AUGUST 12. Red Dress Run. New Orleans. nolareddress.com
AUGUST 12. Dirty Linen Night. New Orleans. dirtylinennola.com
AUGUST 19. Northshore Roller Derby Bout. Mandeville. northshorerollerderby.com
AUGUST 30. Southern Decadence. New Orleans. southerndecadence.net

Red Dress Run

Each year, New Orleanians and visitors don their best red dress getup for the annual Red Dress Run.

This event is for those who enjoy running and drinking — which means all participants must be 21 or older. Red Dress Run is put on by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers (or NOH3), the drinking club with a running problem. Those who register receive an endless supply of beer, a catered meal from Corky’s, giveaways, and the peace of mind knowing you’re drinking for a cause — numerous local charities receive Red Dress Event grants from the event.


Cajun Country

JULY 1. 27th Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival. Lebeau. lebeauzydecofestival.com
JULY 1. 11th Annual SWLA Patriot’s Ball. Lake Charles. mafc.ticketleap.com
JULY 1. Delcambre Seafood Farmers Market. Delcambre. delcambremarket.org/home
JULY 1. Houma Independence Celebration. Houma. houmatravel.com
JULY 1-3. Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo. Cypremort Point. iberiarodandgunclub.com
JULY 4. Red, White, Blue & You Festival. Lake Charles. 337-491-9159
JULY 4-6. 79th Annual Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. Lake Charles. swlafishingclub.org
JULY 7. Bordeaux, Brie Et Bonnard. Lafayette. hilliardmuseum.org
JULY 8. Downtown Art Walk. Lafayette. downtown-lafayette.org/events
JULY 14-15. Cajun Music and Food Festival. Lake Charles. cfmalakecharles.com
JULY 20. Ladies “Coco Classic” Benefitting Autism Speaks. Houma. houmatravel.com
JULY 26-29. Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo. Venice. fauxpaslodge.com
JULY 28-29. Marshland Festival. Lake Charles. visitlakecharles.org
JULY 29. Summer Fun Kids Day 2017. Houma. houmatravel.com
AUGUST 4. Firefighter Cancer Support Network Louisiana Benefit Concert. Lafayette.
AUGUST 11. Bordeaux, Brie Et Bonnard. Lafayette. hilliardmuseum.org
AUGUST 12. Yoga in the Galleries. Lafayette. hilliardmuseum.org
AUGUST 17. Delcambre Shrimp Festival. Delcambre. iberiatravel.com
AUGUST 19. 2017 Games of Acadiana. Lafayette. milesperret.org/gamesofacadiana
AUGUST 19. Arts & Crabs Fest 2017. Lake Charles. artsandhumanitiesswla.org
AUGUST 20. MPCS Triathlon. Lafayette. milesperret.org/mpcstriathlon
AUGUST 31. Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. Morgan City. shrimpandpetroleum.org


Central

JULY 8. Destination Downtown Natchitoches. Natchitoches. ddnatty.com
JULY 14-15. 38th Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival. Natchitoches. natchitoches.com/event
JULY 22. Destination Downtown Natchitoches. Natchitoches. ddnatty.com
AUGUST 11. Summer Kids World. Alexandria. alexandriamall.com/events
AUGUST 12. Destination Downtown Natchitoches. Natchitoches. ddnatty.com
AUGUST 26. Destination Downtown Natchitoches. Natchitoches. ddnatty.com


North

JULY 10-16. US National Hot Air Balloon Competition. Shreveport. shreveport-bossiersports.com/redriverballoonrally
JULY 11. Summer Kids World. Alexandria. alexandriamall.com/events/summer-kids-world-3
JULY 15. Shreveport Farmer’s Market. Shreveport. shreveportfarmersmarket.com
JULY 15. Ride For A Purpose. Alexandria. renegadehd.com
June 30 - JULY 3. Muddin for the Military at Muddy Bottoms. Sarepta. muddybottomsatv.com
AUGUST 12. Grape Stomp Fest. Monroe. landryvineyards.com/calendar
AUGUST 19. Shreveport Farmer’s Market. Shreveport. shreveportfarmersmarket.com
AUGUST 26. Grape Stomp Fest. Monroe. landryvineyards.com/calendar

 


FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT

July 14-15
Cajun Music and Food Festival.
Head out to the Burton Coliseum July 14-15 to enjoy copious amounts of Cajun traditions ranging from food to music and dancing. The Cajun French Music Association has been preserving and promoting Cajun heritage for 30 years through their festivals. Lake Charles. cfmalakecharles.com

July 14-15
38th Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival.
This year’s Folk Festival theme, “Keeping Tradition Alive!,” is focusing on artists young and old tapping into the traditions of the past, as they make them their own. Head to the annual Folk Festival to hear folk music, be awed by the regional crafts and be a part of the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship. Natchitoches. natchitoches.com/event/38th-annual-nsu-folk-festival

August 19
Arts & Crabs Fest 2017.
Participate in crab and beer tastings and enjoy local art displays at the 2017 Arts & Crabs Fest. The mission of the festival is to bring regional art, culture and food to the forefront of Acadiana. Proceeds collected from the event are reinvested into the Southwest Louisiana art community through the Arts Council. Lake Charles. artsandhumanitiesswla.org

August 30
Southern Decadence.
Southern Decadence is the largest LGBT event in New Orleans, celebrating its 46th celebration this year. Enjoy the float parade, Bourbon Street Extravaganza and the walking parade in the weekend-long revelry on Bourbon Street. New Orleans. southerndecadence.net

 

 

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