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Festivals and events around the state

louisiana smoked meat festival

June 24 & 25
Ville Platte Started in 1992, the festival began as a non-profit organization raising funds for the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association. Today, the festival is dedicated to the veterans of all military branches. The two day festival includes a smoked meat cook-off, a beauty pageant and several musical talents.

 

CAJUN COUNTRY

May 1-6. Gulf Coast American Red Cross Bicycle Ride “Tour du Rouge.”  (713) 313-1668.
May 4. 4th Annual Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo. Patterson Area Civic Center, Patterson. (985) 385-1913
May 6-7. Relay for Life of Iberia Parish. Weeks Park, New Iberia. (337) 519-1978.
May 6-7. MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival. Downtown Leesville. (337) 238-0783.
May 6-8. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. 1300 Rees St., Breaux Bridge. (337) 332-6655.
May 7. 20th Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. Old Sunset High School Grounds, Sunset. (337) 662-3542.
May 7. Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo. Patterson Civic Center, Patterson. (985) 385-1913.
May 11-14. 44th Frog Festival. Gossen Memorial Park, Rayne. (337) 783-2108.
May 14. Q-ing on the Bayou – Boat Poker Run. Delcambre Boat Docks. (337) 298-4510.
May 19-21. Crusin Cajun Country Cruise In. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 367-1631.
May 20-21. Okra Festival. Festival Grounds on Bayou Teche, 203 N. Market St., St. Martinville. (337) 394-2230.
May 21. Loyalty and Armed Forces Day Ceremony. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 344-9397.
May 21. Splash Bash. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 369-2337.
May 21. Chitimacha Race #9 for Paddlers. From New Iberia City Park to the Chitimacha Nation, Charenton. tourduteche.com
May 26-June 5. Cajun Heartland State Fair. Cajundome, Lafayette. (337) 265-2100.
May 28-29. 2nd Annual American Legion Riders Freedom Fest. Lake Palourde Judges Stand, Morgan City. alrfreedomfest.com
May 30. Memorial Day Ceremony. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 344-9397.
June 11. Juneteenth Folklife Celebration. Opelousas Farmers Market Pavilion, Opelousas. (337) 945-5064.
June 11. National Marina Day. Delcambre Marina, Delcambre. (800) 884-6120.
June 11. Blues & Brews Homebrew Festival. Downtown Morgan City. (985) 385-1770  ext. 112.
June 14. Flag Day. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 344-9397.
June 18. Clifton Chenier Celebration. Clifton Chenier Club, New Iberia. (337) 339-5903.
June 24-25. Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival. Ville Platte Civic Center. (337) 224-3248.
June 26. Stars & Stripes Musical Celebration. Sugar Cane Festival Building, New Iberia. (337) 364-1603.


NEW ORLEANS

May 1. Festival in the Park. Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. (985) 735-5731.
May 6. Whitney Zoo-to-Do. Audubon Zoo, New Orleans. auduboninstitute.org/ztd
May 6-7. Antique Tractor, Engine & Truck 2016 State Show. Washington Parish Fairgrounds, Franklinton. (985) 732-3950.
May 20-22. Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. Banks of Bayou St. John, New Orleans. thebayouboogaloo.com
May 26-29. New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Various, New Orleans. (504) 934-1474.
May 27-29. Greek Festival. Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Orleans. (504) 282-0259.
June 1. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Fair Grounds Race Track. nojazzfest.com
June 3-4. Ponchatoula Citywide Yard Sale. (985) 586-5776.
June 4-5. New Orleans Oyster Festival. Woldenberg Riverfront Park. (504) 888-7608.
June 18-19. Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival. Louis Armstrong Park. (504) 448-6100.
June 17-19. New Orleans Pride. Various locations, New Orleans. prideneworleans.com
June 30-July 3. ESSENCE Festival. Various locations, New Orleans. essence.com/festival


NORTH

May 5-8. Louisiana Crawfish Gator Fest. Ike Hamilton Expo Center Arena, West Monroe. (318) 325-9160.
May 9-13. Poke Salad Festival. Blanchard. (318) 309-2657.
June 17-19. Let the Good Times Roll Festival. Festival Plaza, Shreveport. (318) 470-3890.
June 18. Sunflower Trail & Festival. Hwy. 3049, Gilliam. (318) 296-4303.
June 25-26. Ruston Louisiana Peach Festival. Downtown Ruston. (318) 255-2031.
BATON ROUGE
April 29-May 1. Little Red Church Food & Fun Festival. St. Borromeo Catholic Church, Destrehan. Scblittleredchurch.org
May 6-8. May Festival. Lutcher Recreational Park. (225) 623-9751.
May 6. Hot Art, Cool Nights at the Mid City Art Hop. Mid City, Baton Rouge. (225) 388-9397.
May 26-29. Sportsman’s Heritage Festival. Krotz Springs. kssportsmansheritagefestival.com
May 27-29. Bayou Country Superfest. LSU Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge. (800) 745-3000.
May 27-29. Jambalaya Festival. Gonzales Civic Center, Gonzales. (225) 675-6550.
June 11. Baton Rouge Pride Fest. Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge (225) 389-3030.


CENTRAL

May 3. Kent House Bug Day. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria. vinbelmont@gmail.com
May 12-15. Cochon de Lait Festival. 1832 Leglise, Mansura. (318) 964-2152.
May 28. Little Walter Music Festival. Alexandria Amphitheater, Alexandria. (318) 442-9546.
May 28. Dragon Boat Races. Riverbend & Cane River Lake, Natchitoches. (318) 357-4415.
June 3-4. Cookin’ on the Cane BBQ Competition. Natchitoches Riverbank, Natchitoches. (318) 332-1470.
June 4. Fleur de Lis Arts & Crafts Show. Natchitoches Event Center, Natchitoches. (318) 352-6068.

 

 

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