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 04, 2011 until January 03, 2017
    102 W. Main Street New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-369-2330
    Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers,...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • May 16, 2015 until August 15, 2015
    W Railroad Ave Ruston, LA 71270
    318-232-2535
    Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables from local vendors every Saturday morning at Ruston Farmers'...
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  • June 29, 2015 until July 29, 2015
    Louisiana Tech Campus Davison Hall 107 Ruston, LA 71272
    318-257-4433
    Description: Come join this exciting 4 week course in Cuban salsa!...
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  • The Farmers Market
    July 11, 2015 until August 29, 2015
    101 Crockett St. Shreveport, LA 71101
    318-455-5788
    The market features live music, a variety of demonstrations and some of the best and freshest...
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  • July 16, 2015 until July 30, 2015
    305 Wisteria St. Ruston, LA 71270
    318-255-2031
    Louisiana Tech University Theatre presents their Performing Arts Summer Series on Thursday, July...
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