Festivals & Events in Louisiana

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Looking for top-notch, inexpensive family entertainment, great food, a beautiful outdoor experience and some of the best music in the world? Two words: Louisiana festivals.

More than 400 Louisiana festivals occur each year – which makes it easy to see why Louisiana is often called the Festival Capital of America. We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish, every type of music that's played here – ranging from Cajun and zydeco to Delta blues, New Orleans jazz, Louisiana's own swamp pop, country, salsa and more. Excellent Louisiana food is a given at any festival. And as always, Louisiana festivals offer abundant opportunities for meeting new friends.

Themed festivals range from a Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula and Tomato Festival in Chalmette to the great Festival International in Lafayette; from the big Contraband Days Pirate Festival in Lake Charles to the Holiday Festival of Lights in Natchitoches. From the Red River Revel in Shreveport to the Catfish Festival in Washington. Of course, you'll want to visit the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, or the big family-fun French Quarter Festival.

And for the biggest of them all? That's right, Louisiana is home to Mardi Gras! But that's another story – and a very large one across the state!

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  • December 10, 2011 until January 09, 2016
    102 W Main St New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-369-2330
    Fresh locally grown produce, arts & crafts, jams & jellies, preserves, baked goods, yard...
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  • December 05, 2012 until December 31, 2014
    819 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70116
    504-413-3120
    The Witches Brew Tour is the only walking tour in New Orleans that covers all angles of the city...
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  • Baton Rouge Zoo
    January 01, 2013 until December 31, 2015
    3601 Thomas Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70807
    225-775-3877
    The Baton Rouge Zoo is where people connect with animals including tigers, monkeys, rhinos,...
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  • February 09, 2013 until December 13, 2014
    Tarleton St. Jeanerette, LA 70544
    337-276-4293
    Locally-grown foods and hand-made items. Held the second Saturday of every month at City Park.
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  • April 16, 2013 until April 10, 2020
    725 Lafitte Street Mandeville, LA 70448
    Bingo for local charities - 10 regular games, jackpot blackout, winner take all games,...
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  • May 01, 2013 until December 17, 2014
    211 North Main Street Loreauville, LA 70552
    337-519-7848
    Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies or any item grown locally. Grass-fed...
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  • June 27, 2013 until June 26, 2014
    931 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70012
    504-522-5400
    New Orleans Music at its best!
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  • August 29, 2013 until August 28, 2014
    Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, LA 70112
    For nearly a decade, Jeremy Davenport has been a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With...
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  • September 19, 2013 until August 21, 2014
    933 Second St (Main St) Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-443-3458
    Acoustic Concert Series...
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Abbeville
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Amite
Angie
Angola
Arnaudville
Baton Rouge
Benton
Bernice
Bogalusa
Bossier City
Breaux Bridge
Church Point
Covington
Cypremort Point
Delcambre
DeRidder
Dubach
Eunice
Farmerville
Fisher
Florien
Franklin
Franklinton
Gheens
Gilliam
Golden Meadow
Gonzales
Grand Coteau
Greenwood
Hammond
Houma
Jackson
Jeanerette
Krotz Springs
Lafayette
Lake Charles
Larose
Lebeau
Lecompte
Leesville
Lockport
Loranger
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Lydia
Mandeville
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Mansura
Many
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Minden
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Rayne
Rodessa
Roseland
Ruston
Sarepta
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