January

District Junior Livestock Shows
Lafayette, www.iberiatravel.com/dail.php

Rice Capital Championship
Gumbo Cookoff
Crowley, www.crowleychamber.com


February

3rd Annual Cajun Squeezebox Shootout
Jennings, www.squeezeboxshootout.com

Late February/Early March

Black Heritage Festival
Lake Charles, www.bhflc.org

Louisiana Redbud Festival
Vivian, www.laredbud.com

March

Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials
Winnfield, www.BayedSolid.com/uncle_earls.htm
Creole Festival
Jeanerette, www.acadianoaks.com/events.htm
World Championship Crawfish
Étouffée Cookoff Contest
Eunice, www.Eunice-la.com


Rabbit Festival
Iowa, www.IowaLa.org


Merryville Heritage Festival
Merryville, www.mhsclassof95.org/MerryvilleMuseum


Catfish Festival
Washington, www.Washington-la.org


Rice and Gravy Cookoff
Lafayette, www.AcadianVillage.org


Audubon Pilgrimage
St. Francisville, www.AudubonPilgrimage.info


Que ‘n on the Red
Alexandria, www.queinonthered.com


Louisiana Nursery Festival
Forest Hill, www.louisiananurseryfestival.com

Battle of Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, www.BattleOfPleasantHill.com

April

Festival International
Lafayette, www.FestivalInternational.com

Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Week
Ville Platte, www.LaFolkRoots.org

Pyromania
Lafayette, www.PyroCajun.com

Cajun Woodstock for St. Jude’s
Church Point, www.CajunWoodstock.com

Crawfish Étouffée Cookoff
Ville Platte, www.EvangelineTourism.com

Cajun Hot Sauce Festival
New Iberia, www.SugArena.com

Boggy Bayou Festival
Pine Prairie, www.EvangelineTourism.com

LA Railroad Days Festival
DeQuincy, www.CityOfDequincy.com

Annual Battle of Jackson Crossroads
Jackson, www.BattleofJacksonCrossroads.org

Audubon Country Birdfest
St. Francisville, www.AudubonBirdFest.com

Springfest
Denham Springs, www.denhamspringsantiquevillage.com

Corney Creek Festival
Bernice, www.bernicela.org/events.htm

Catfish Festival
Winnsboro, www.FranklinParishCatfishFestival.com

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Ponchatoula, www.lastrawberryfestival.com

French Quarter Festival
New Orleans, www.fqfi.org

Louisiana Forest Festival
Winnfield, www.laforestfestival.com

Louisiana Art and Folk Fest
Columbia, www.louisianaartandfolkfestival.com

Grant Dogwood Festival
Pollock, www.grantcoc.org/festivals.html

Angola Prison Rodeo
Angola, www.AngolaRodeo.com

Late April/Early May

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, www.nojazzfest.com

Contraband Days
Lake Charles, www.ContrabandDays.com

May

Poke Salad Festival
Blanchard, www.PokeSaladFestival.com

Cochon de Lait Festival
Mansura, www.CochonDeLait.com

Crawfish Festival
Beaux Bridge, www.BBCrawfest.com

Cajun Fun Fest
New Iberia, www.bestwesternlouisiana.com/new-iberia-attractions-lodging

Mayhaw Festival
Starks, www.StarksMayhawFestival.com

May Festival
Abbeville, www.mceschool.org

Jambalaya Festival
Gonzales, www.JambalayaFestival.org

Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, www.MudbugMadness.com

Zwolle Logger Festival
Zwolle, www.sabineparish.com/fest/loggers.asp

Sawmill Days
Fisher, www.sabineparish.com/fest/sawmill.asp

D’Arbonne Stampede Days Rodeo
Farmerville, www.darbonnerangeriders.com
Choctaw-Apache Tribe Powwow
Zwolle, www.choctaw-apache.org

Riverboat Festival
Columbia, www.caldwellchamber.com/Riverboat%20Festival.htm

FestForAll
Baton Rouge, www.ArtsBR.org

River City Fest
Logansport, desotoparishchamber.net/events.htm

Greek Festival
New Orleans, www.GreekFestnola.com

Late May/Early June

Cajun Heartland State Fair
Lafayette, www.CajunDome.com

June

Smoked Meat Festival
Ville Platte, www.EvangelineTourism.com

Juneteenth
Donaldsonville, www.africanamericanmuseum.org/events.html

Le Festival de la Viande Boucanée
(Smoked Meat Festival)
Ville Platte, www.lsue.edu/acadgate/villeplt.htm

Arts & Crafts Festival
Natchitoches, www.Natchitoches.net/melrose

Cajun Crossroads Festival
Mansfield, www.juskatie.com/cajuncrossraod.htm

LA Corn Festival
Bunkie, www.Bunkie.com
Buggy Festival
Church Point, www.ChurchPointBuggyFestival.com

July

Lebeau Zydeco Festival
Lebeau, lebeauchurch.com/events.asp


15th Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
Jennings, www.CityofJennings.com

Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration
St. Francisville, www.audubonbirdfest.com

Swamp Pop Music Festival
Gonzales, www.SwampPopMusicFest.com

Watermelon Festival
Farmerville, www.lawatermelonfestival.com

NSU Folklife Festival
Natchitoches
www.nsula.edu/folklife/festival/default.htm

Erath 4th of July Festival
Erath, www.Erath4.com

Late July/Early August

Satchmo Summerfest
New Orleans, www.fqfi.org

Shrimp Festival and Blessing
of the Fleet
Delcambre, www.ShrimpFestival.net
August

Creole Zydeco Festival
St. Martinville, www.cajuncountry.org/festivals.html

Cajun Music Festival
Mamou, www.MamouCajunMusicFestival.com

Hot Air Balloon Championship
Baton Rouge, www.LaBallooning.com

DeltaFest
Monroe, deltafest.com
Duck Festival
Gueydon, www.DuckFestival.org

Original Southwest LA
Zydeco Festival
Plaisance, www.Zydeco.org

White Linen Night
New Orleans, www.Cacno.org

Late August/Early September

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Morgan City, www.shrimp-petrofest.org

September

Claiborne Parish Fair
Haynesville, www.claiborneone.org/haynesville/fair.html

Frog Festival
Rayne, www.Rayne.org

Alligator Festival
Luling, www.stcharlesrotary.com/alligatorfestival.htm

Oil and Gas Festival
Evangeline, www.oilandgasfestival.com

Louisiana Chicken Festival
Dubach, www.dubachla.com/chicken.html

October

Louisiana Book Festival
Baton Rouge, www.LouisianaBookFestival.org

Germanfest
Robert’s Cove, www.RobertsCoveGermanFest.com

Gumbo Cookoff
New Iberia, www.iberiachamber.org

Pepper Festival
St. Martinville, www.stmartinkiwanis.org

Rice Festival
Crowley, www.RiceFestival.com

International Acadian Festival
Plaquemine, www.acadianfestival.com

Angola Prison Rodeo
Angola, www.AngolaRodeo.com

Reveling Heritage Festival
Robeline, www.robelineheritage.org

LSU Rural Life Museum
Harvest Days
Baton Rouge, RuralLife.lsu.edu

Red River Revel
Shreveport, www.redriverrevel.com
27th Annual Jennings Alive Arts
and Crafts Shows
Jennings, www.CityofJennings.com

LA Cattle Festival
Abbeville, www.LouisianaCattleFestival.org

North Louisiana Fall Bluegrass Festival
Oak Grove, www.sabinebluegrass.com

Yambilee Festival
Opelousas, www.Yambilee.com

Art For Arts Sake
New Orleans, www.Cacno.org

New Orleans Film & Video Festival
New Orleans, www.NewOrleansFilmFest.com

Gretna Heritage Festival
Gretna, www.GretnaFest.com

The Cotton Festival and Le Tournoi de la Ville Platte
Ville, Plattewww.lsue.edu/acadgate/villeplt.htm

Livingston Parish Fair
Livingston, www.livingstonparish.org/resources/Fair.html

Rapides Parish Fair
Alexandria, www.LSUagCenter.com/parish/rapides

Louisiana Pie Festival
Lecompte, www.asliceoflouisiana.com

Louisiana Tournoi
Ville Platte, www.LouisianaTournoi.com

Boucherie
Sorrento, www.eatel.net/~fred/boucherie

Cajun Oktoberfest
Sorrento, www.thecajunvillage.com

Lumberjack Festival
Springhill, www.springhilla.com/lumberjack.htm

Annual Zwolle Tamale Festival
Zwolle, www.sabineparish.com/fest/tamale.asp

Cotton Festival
Ville Platte, www.EvangelineTourism.com

Late October/Early November

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair
Baton Rouge, www.gbrsf.com

State Fair of Louisiana
Shreveport, www.StateFairofLouisiana.com

LA Swine Festival
Basile, www.LaSwineFestival.com



November

Scott Founders Day Festival
Scott, www.ScottLouisiana.org

Florien Free State Festival
Florien, www.sabineparish.com/fest

Pecan Festival
Colfax, www.louisianapecanfestival.com

Celebration of the Giant Omelette
Abbeville, www.GiantOmelette.org

Great Chili Challenge
New Iberia, www.hbcsni.org

Highland Games
Jackson, www.lahighlandgames.com

December

St. Lucy Festival of Lights
St. Martinville, www.cajuncountry.org/festivals.html

Sounds of Christmas
Jennings, www.CityofJennings.com

Jennings Christmas Parade Festival
Jennings, www.CityofJennings.com

Caroling in Jackson Square
New Orleans, www.PatioPlanters.org

LSU Rural Life Museum Christmas
Baton Rouge, RuralLife.lsu.edu

Christmas Wonderland in the Pines
Jonesboro, www.jacksonparishchamber.org/christmas.html

Holiday in Dixie
Shreveport, www.holidayindixie.com

Natchitoches Christmas
Festival of Lights
Natchitoches, www.christmasfestival.com

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