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