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Festivals around the state

 

GREATER NEW ORLEANS

march 3–4. Congo Square New Worlds Rhythms Festival. New Orleans.
march 9–10. Buku Music and Art Project. New Orleans.
march 15. Top Taco Fest. New Orleans.
march 19–23. New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. New Orleans.
march 21–25. Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. New Orleans.
march 22–25. Louisiana Crawfish Festival. Chalmette.
march 23–25. Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. New Orleans.
april 7. Freret Street Festival. New Orleans.
april 12–15. French Quarter Festival. New Orleans.
april 27–May 6. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. New Orleans.
April 27–May 6. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. New Orleans.
 

new orleans jazz & heritage festival

Each year, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival brings hundreds of thousands of people together under one commonality — a love of music. Festivalgoers get to experience seven days of some of the country’s best and most popular musicians, while dining on the area’s famous local eats, basking in the sun and enjoying the culture and heritage on display at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. This year, make sure to catch Aerosmith, Sting, Aretha Franklin and more.
 

May 18–20. Mid–City Bayou Boogaloo. New Orleans.
May 23–27. New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. New Orleans.
May 25–27. Bayou Country Superfest. New Orleans.
May 25–28. Greek Festival New Orleans. New Orleans.
june TBA. FestiGals New Orleans. New Orleans.
june 2–3. New Orleans Oyster Festival. New Orleans.
june 23–24. Louisiana Cajun–Zydeco Festival. New Orleans.
june 30. Slidell Heritage Festival. Slidell.
july 5–8. Essence Festival. New Orleans.
july 13–15. Running of the Bulls New Orleans. New Orleans.
july 17–22. Tales of the Cocktail. New Orleans.
aug. TBA. Dirty Linen Night. New Orleans.
august TBA. Whitney White Linen Night. New Orleans.
aug. 3–5. Satchmo SummerFest. New Orleans.
aug. 11. Red Dress Run. New Orleans.
aug. 30–Sept. 3. Southern Decadence. New Orleans.
sept. 21–24. Alligator Festival. Luling.
sept. 29–30. Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival. Bogalusa.
oct. TBA. Louisiana Seafood Festival. New Orleans.
oct. TBA. Gretna Heritage Festival. Gretna.
oct. TBA. Andouille Festival. LaPlace.
oct. 6–7, 13–14, 20–21. Oktoberfest. Kenner.
oct. 12–14. Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. New Orleans.
oct. 12–14. Bridge City Gumbo Festival. Bridge City.
oct. 13–14. Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. Madisonville.
oct. 26–28. Voodoo Music + Art Experience. New Orleans.
nov. TBA. Oak Street Po–Boy Festival. New Orleans.
nov. 10–11. Three Rivers Art Festival. Covington.
nov. 17–18. Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. New Orleans.
Dec. TBA. Words & Music Festival. A Literary Feast in New Orleans. New Orleans.
Dec. TBA. Celebration in the Oaks. New Orleans.
Dec. TBA. Festival of the Bonfires. Lutcher.

 

 

PLANTATION COUNTRY

april 6–8. Kite Fest Louisiane. Port Allen.
april 13–15. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Ponchatoula.
april 20–22. Third Street Songwriters Festival. Baton Rouge.
april 27–29. The Italian Festival. Tickfaw.
may TBA. Jambalaya Festival. Gonzales.
oct. 19–21. Harvest Festival on False River. New Roads.
oct. 25–Nov. 4. Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. Baton Rouge.
oct. 27–28. Yellow Leaf Arts Festival. St. Francisville.
Oct. 25–Nov. 4. Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. Baton Rouge.
nov.–dec. weekends. Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Hammond.
nov. 10. Louisiana Book Festival. Baton Rouge.
nov. 17–18. Louisiana Indian Heritage Association Pow Wow. Gonzales.
dec. TBA. Bon Fest. Port Allen.
dec. TBA. Reflections of the Season. Port Allen.

 

 

CAJUN COUNTRY

march 10. Black Heritage Festival. Lake Charles.
march 15–17. Iowa Rabbit Festival. Iowa.
march 6–8. Scott Boudin Festival. Scott.
march 13–15. Westlake Family Fun and Food Festival. Westlake.
april 25-29. Festival International de Louisiane. Lafayette.
may 3–6. Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair. Thibodaux.
may 3–13. Contraband Days–Louisiana Pirate Festival. Lake Charles.
may 4–6. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Breaux Bridge.
may 5. Sunset Herb and Garden Festival. Sunset.
may 17–19. Starks Mayhaw Festival. Starks.
june TBA. Oilman’s Fishing Invitational. Houma.
june 1–3. Bon Mangé Festival. Gheens.
june 22–24. Louisiana Catfish Festival. Des Allemands.
july TBA. Cajun Music & Food Festival. Lake Charles.
June 30–July 4. Erath Fourth of July Celebration. Erath.
july 20–21. Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival. Natchitoches.
aug. TBA. Arts & Crabs Fest. Lake Charles.
aug. 16–18. Le Cajun Music Awards and Festival. Lafayette.
sept. TBA. Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Opelousas (Plaisance).
sept. TBA. Best of the Bayou. Houma.
sept. TBA. Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. New Iberia.
Aug. 30 – Sept. 3. Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. Morgan City.
sept. 20–23. Gueydan Duck Festival. Gueydan.
oct. TBA. International Rice Festival. Crowley.
oct. TBA. Louisiana Cotton Festival. Ville Platte.
oct. 11–14. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. Lafayette.
oct. 19–21. October Fete. Kaplan.
oct. 20–21. Rougarou Festival. Houma.
nov. TBA. Atchafalaya Basin Festival. Henderson.
nov. TBA. Louisiana Swine Festival. Basile.
nov. TBA. Giant Omelette Celebration. Abbeville.
nov. 19–Jan. 6. Christmas Festival of Lights. Natchitoches.
nov. 30–Dec. 1. Christmas Under the Oaks. Sulphur.
nov. TBA. Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade. Delcambre.
Nov. 19–Jan. 6. Christmas Festival of Lights. Natchitoches.
Nov. 30–Dec. 1. Christmas Under the Oaks. Sulphur.
dec. 1–23. Noel Acadien au Village. Lafayette.

 

 

CENTRAL

april 6–8. Boggy Bayou Festival. Pine Prairie.
may 4–5. Mayfest. Leesville.
june 7–9. Louisiana Corn Festival. Bunkie.
june 29–30. Beauregard Watermelon Festival. DeRidder.
oct. 1–5. West Louisiana Forestry Festival & Fair. Leesville.
oct. 10. Rapides Parish Fair. Alexandria.
nov. TBA. Sugar Day Festival. Alexandria.
nov. 2–4. Louisiana Pecan Festival. Colfax.
nov. 2–4. Sabine Free State Festival. Florien.
dec. TBA. Fall Harvest Festival. Grant.

 

 

NORTH

april 14. Franklin Parish Catfish Festival. Winnsboro.
may 11–13. Marion Mayhaw Festival. Marion.
may 24–27. Mudbug Madness. Shreveport.
june 22–23. Louisiana Peach Festival. Ruston.
july 27–28. Louisiana Watermelon Festival. Farmerville.
sept. TBA. Red River Revel. Shreveport.
oct. TBA. Louisiana Art and Folk Festival. Columbia.
oct. 25–Nov.11. State Fair of Louisiana. Shreveport.
Oct. 25–Nov.11. State Fair of Louisiana. Shreveport.
dec. TBA. Christmas on the River. Monroe–West Monroe.

 

 

 

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