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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  • May 01, 2013 until December 30, 2015
    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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  • September 19, 2013 until August 18, 2016
    933 Second St (Main St) Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-443-3458
    Acoustic Concert Series...
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  • February 01, 2014 until February 01, 2015
    1601 W. Pinhook Lafayette, LA 70508
    337-205-3276
    Experience Cajun Country the best way possible, with our custom Cajun Country experience! Cruise...
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  • March 01, 2014 until November 16, 2014
    821 Clyde Fant Pkwy Shreveport, LA 71101
    318-564-3560
    This enchanting tour shows you the tranquil beauty of the Red River and Cross Bayou. Learn how...
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  • March 02, 2014 until December 07, 2014
    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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