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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  • January 03, 2015 until December 26, 2015
    Catha Park Amite, LA 70422
    800-542-7520 |  985-514-8360
    There's something for everyone! Handmade jewelry, decorated cookies, homeade candles and soaps,...
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  • February 01, 2015 until December 06, 2015
    Tom's Fiddle and Bow Arnaudville, LA 70512
    337-754-5528
    Tom's Fiddle and Bow is owned by Thomas H. Pierce, a Luthier who studied under Horst Kloss and...
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  • August 10, 2015 until September 27, 2015
    Dunbar Gallery Hutchinson Street Grambling, LA 71270
    318-274-2274
    The Depratment of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling University is hosting a showcase of...
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  • September 02, 2015 until September 07, 2015
    801 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116
    504-522-8049
    The French Quarter becomes the center of the LGBT universe during this long weekend of parties...
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  • Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run
    September 04, 2015 until September 05, 2015
    780 Front Street, Suite 100 Natchitoches, LA 71457
    800-259-1714 | 
    Friday events include Zydeco music, motorcycle games and Zydeco dance off.  Saturday begins with...
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  • September 04, 2015 until September 06, 2015
    713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212) New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-365-7539
    State Appaloosa competition & show, Concessions
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  • September 04, 2015 until September 06, 2015
    713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212) New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-365-7539
    Brahman cattle competition and show, Concessions
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  • September 04, 2015 until September 06, 2015
    LA 319 and Beach Lane Cypremort Point, LA 70569
    337-364-7301
    Fishing rodeo with prizes.
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  • September 05, 2015
    457 Zydeco Road Plaisance, LA 70570
    877-948-8004 |  337-290-6048
    11th Annual Zydeco Breakfast on Saturday morning, hosted by the City of Opelousas, Zydeco Capital...
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Abbeville
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Amite
Angie
Arnaudville
Basile
Baton Rouge
Benton
Bogalusa
Bossier City
Chauvin
Choudrant
Convent
Cottonport
Covington
Cypremort Point
Delcambre
DeRidder
Dubach
Eunice
Folsom
Franklin
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Gilliam
Grambling
Grand Coteau
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Hammond
Houma
Jackson
Jeanerette
Kaplan
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Lecompte
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Minden
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Ruston
Sarepta
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