Bayou Boogaloo has quickly become one of Mid-City’s favorite spring events. Held alongside historic Bayou St. John, festival goers enjoy music, art and food, often while afloat handmade pontoons, rafts, kayaks and inner tubes. Grab your sunscreen and come on out!
New Orleans Greek Fest celebrates all things Greek, with an array of food to please everyone, from rotisserie lamb, souvlaki, and gyro, to baklava and a vegan sampler plate.
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival in downtown Ponchatoula celebrates its 48th year, with a strawberry bake-off, food booths and more for free family fun.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival celebrates is 50th anniversary this year with another outstanding line-up of music, food, culture and art.
French Market Creole Tomato Festival celebrates with a tomato eating contest, Bloody Mary Market, and more at the historic French Market.
The French Quarter Festival has been a local’s favorite fest for the past 35 years. The event brings together some of the city’s best musicians and artists right in the heart of the French Quarter.
April 1-14: French Quarter Festival
April 6: Freret Street Festival
April 12-14: Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
April 13-14: Baton Rouge Blues Festival
April 24-28: Festival International de Louisiana, Lafayette
April 25-28, May 2-5: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 5: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
May 9-12: Cochon de Lait Festival, Mansura
May 17-19: Bayou Boogaloo
May 24-26: New Orleans Greek Fest
June 1: New Orleans Oyster Festival, Woldenberg Park
June 7-9: New Orleans Pride
June 8-9: French Market Creole Tomato Festival
June 22-23: Cajun Zydeco Festival, Louis Armstrong Park
June 21-22: Louisiana Peach Festival, Ruston
July 4-8: Essence Music Festival
July 12-14: San Fermin, Running of the Bulls, French Quarter