Fall festival season is in full swing. More than 60 festivals take place in October celebrating everything from beignets to pumpkins and even spooky spirits. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes and your appetites to your festival of choice and share the fun across your social channels with #OnlyLouisiana!
Celebrating more than 400 commodities, causes, delicacies and cultures, Louisiana festivals take pride in the state’s rich history and culture. Almost every weekend of the year, a festival celebration brings in a wide variety of people locally, nationally and internationally. Whether you are looking to tempt your taste buds on hometown flavors or dance to the hot sounds of Cajun zydeco music, these festivals offer new adventures that will make you leave wanting more. Here is a look at some upcoming festivals, along with a few words from their royalty.
You might remember Truvy saying, “I don't want to miss the Nativity made entirely out of sparklers!”
In “Steel Magnolias,” the Louisiana-set movie from the 80s, Dolly Parton’s Truvy makes known her favorite Christmas tradition and, like Truvy, we all have our favorite holiday customs. Louisiana certainly does not disappoint, offering festivities, decorations and tables full of festive cheer throughout the state.
I am a music festival groupie. I plan my vacations around which acts are playing where. And as a longtime country music fan (my first concert was LeAnn Rimes in 1996), I look forward to Bayou Country Superfest every year.
In its sixth year, BCSF is again taking over Tiger Stadium at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on Memorial Day weekend. Headliners include Kenny Chesney, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.
Here are five reasons I think you shouldn’t miss this weekend-long party:
As the weather cools and the humidity drops, New Orleans comes alive with festival season. Festivals take place throughout the city celebrating everything from Gulf Coast seafood to contemporary art.
My favorite way to travel between fests is to rent a bicycle and take advantage of the cooler weather. Below are seven fabulous festivals worth a trip with a few bike tips for a more active experience.
Sitting in a ditch watching Matthew McConaughey film a scene for the HBO series True Detective is not the most glamorous side of the movie industry. Yet with McConaughey’s wardrobe crew on one side of me and his hair and makeup crew on the other, it did make the perfect, albeit gritty, spot to watch the unfolding scene. In fact, everything about True Detective, especially the locations, is gritty. Thank goodness as a country girl from the river parishes, I’m not afraid of a little (a lot) of dirt.
Nineteenth-century Louisiana governor William C.C.