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September / October Calendar

Festivals and events around the state

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Greater New Orleans

Sept. 2-4. Louisiana Seafood Festival. New Orleans. louisianaseafoodfestival.com
Sept. 3-4. Westbank Heritage Festival. Westwego. westbankheritagefestival.com
Sept. 30. Louisiana Wildfowl Festival. Mandeville. 985-892-2215. lwccg.com
Oct. 1. Blues in da Parish Festival. Violet. facebook.com/BluesInDaParish
Oct. 1-2. Treme Festival. New Orleans. faubourgtreme.wix.com/tremefest
Oct. 4. Art for Arts’ Sake. New Orleans. cacno.org/afas
Oct. 4-8. Que Pasa Fest. Kenner. quepasafest.com
Oct. 7-8. Oktoberfest. Kenner. 504-522-8014. oktoberfestnola.com
Oct. 7-9. Gretna Heritage Festival. Gretna. gretnafest.com
Oct. 8. Natural Living Fest. Abita Springs. itsyourlifemag.com/natural-living-fest-2016
Oct. 8-9. Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. Madisonville. 985-845-9200. woodenboatfest.org
Oct. 14-16. Bridge City Gumbo Festival. Bridge City. bridgecitygumbofestival.org
Oct. 14-16. Crescent City Blues & BBQ. New Orleans. jazzandheritage.org/blues-fest
Oct. 23. Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. New Orleans. poboyfest.com
Oct. 28-30. Voodoo Music Experience. New Orleans. voodoofestival.com


Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

October 13-16

Lafayette Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is a music, craft and food festival, celebrating the cultural heritage of the region. For more than 40 years, the festival has offered locals and visitors a chance to immerse themselves in a distinctly Cajun and Creole experience. The musical lineup showcases the best of Cajun and Zydeco music and this year includes acts such as Roddie Romero & Hub City All-Stars and Lost Bayou Ramblers. Put on your dancin’ shoes and bring your appetite for this must-attend event.


Cajun Country

Sept. 3. Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Plaisance. zydeco.org
Sept. 5. Boo Zoo’s Labor Day Festival. Iowa, La. 337-853-2350.
Sept. 17. Five Bayous Fishing Rodeo. Houma. 985-563-7483
Sept. 23-25. Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. New Iberia. 337-369-9323. hisugar.org/wordpress
Sept. 24-25. Best of the Bayou Festival. Houma. bestofthebayou.la
Sept. 25. Calca-Chew Food Festival. Lake Charles. 337-439-4585. stmargaret.church
Oct. 2. Bayou Veg Festival. Houma. 985-227-3983. facebook.com/Bayou-Veg-Fest-989623641132965
Oct. 7-9. Voice of the Wetlands Festival. Houma. 985-226-5762. voiceofthewetlands.org
Oct. 7-9. Lake Charles Film & Music Festival. Lake Charles. lakecharlesfilmfestival.com
Oct. 8. Rouge et Blanc Wine Festival. Lake Charles. 337-475-5123. rougeetblanc.us
Oct. 8. Vinton Heritage Festival. Vinton. 337-589-7453. cityofvinton.com
Oct. 8. Louisiana Cajun Food Fest. Kaplan. facebook.com/lacajunfoodfestival
Oct. 13-16. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. Lafayette. festivalsacadiens.com
Oct. 13-16. Louisiana Cattle Festival. Abbeville. louisianacattlefestival.org
Oct. 14-16. Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay. Thibodaux. lagumbofest.com
Oct. 15-16. Chauvin Culture and Heritage Festival. Chauvin.
Oct. 22. Culture Fest. Lake Charles. 337-409-9636. culturefestlouisiana.com
Oct. 22-23. Rougarou Fest. Houma. 985-580-7289. rougaroufest.org
Oct. 24. Arts Fest. Lake Charles. 337-439-2787. artsandhumanitiesswla.org/events


North

Sept. 2-4. Froggy Bottom Unity Festival. Cullen. 318-206-3208
Sept. 2-5. Bayou Mudfest. Sarepta. 318-377-3800. muddybottomsatv.com
Sept. 16-17. Greenwood Pioneer Heritage Festival. Greenwood. 318-938-7261. greenwoodla.org
Sept. 17. Highland Jazz & Blues Festival. Shreveport. highlandjazzandblues.org
Oct. 1-8. Red River Revel Arts Festival. Shreveport. redriverrevel.com
Oct. 4-8. Webster Parish Fair. Minden. 318-377-6250
Oct. 7-8. Springhill Lumberjack Festival. Springhill. 318-464-0719.
Oct. 15. Annual Shreveport Brew. Shreveport. shreveportbrew.com
Oct. 27-Nov 13. The State Fair of Louisiana. Shreveport. 318-635-1361. statefairoflouisiana.com


Central

Oct. 15. FunktoberFest. Alexandria. eventbrite.com/e/funktoberfest-2016-tickets-21676249245


Plantation Country

Sept. 10-11. Smokin’ Oldies But Goodies Fest. Baton Rouge. westbatonrouge.net/main-events.html
Oct. 14-15. Southern Garden Symposium & Workshops. St. Francisville. 225-635-3738. southerngardensymposium.org
Oct. 29. Louisiana Book Festival. Baton Rouge. 225-219-9503. louisianabookfestival.org


 

 

 

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