Things To Do in Louisiana This Weekend

Whether you are a culture seeker, food aficionado, outdoor adventurer or history lover, Louisiana is filled with opportunities for you to #FeedYourSoul. 
 

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Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery
Faubourg Brewery

Cheers to the new month at Faubourg Brewery's Oktoberfest!

Louisiana BBQ

Visit St. Bernard Parish to enjoy great blues music, refreshing brews and delicious BBQ from local vendors.

Cajun and Zydeco Music

Dance the day away at the KBON Music Fest with Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop tunes!

South Toledo Bend State Park

Take advantage of cooler temperatures at one of Louisiana's 21 state parks.

Here's a roundup of fun Louisiana events and activities.

With nine State Museums and 22 State Parks & Preserves, there is no shortage of things to do every day of the year in Louisiana.

Enjoy world-class fishing, boating and paddling. Get up close with nature on biking and hiking trails. You'll find excellent camping and picnic areas, including well-equipped cabins and RV parks at a Louisiana State Park. A few of our parks are undergoing renovations, so please check with the individual parks before visiting.

Discover the history of Mardi Gras, see Louis Armstrong's cornet, relive historical moments in Louisiana sports history and so much more when you visit a Louisiana State Museum. The Cabildo in New Orleans' Jackson Square is not only home to Napoleon's Death Mask, but once served as the Spanish seat of government in the United States. There are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture that makes Louisiana such a special place.

Here are just a few #OnlyLouisiana events happening around the state this weekend:

Frightmare on Main Street

New Iberia

September 30 – October 2

Experience Frightmare on Main Street—a terrifying outdoor trail located on the grounds of the Historic "Hot Sauce House" on Main Street New Iberia. This secluded home location provides the perfect creepy backdrop for the trail, which will take you through several sets and attractions with live scare actors, who provide a “thrilling” experience. Beware what is lurking in the dark corners!

For ticket information click here.

Click here to learn about events, restaurants and more in Iberia Parish.

KBON Music Festival

Rayne

September 30 - October 2

KBON 101.1 is hosting its annual KBON Music Festival, featuring over 20 local bands highlighting the region’s favorites: Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and more! Bust a move on the large dance floor with bands that will keep your toes tapping!

The highly anticipated festival attracts over 5,000 festival-goers each year. If you enjoy great music and lots of dancing, this is the event for you!

For more information on things to do in Rayne, click here.

Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery

New Orleans

September 30 - October 2

Dust off those lederhosen, lace up that dirndl and celebrate Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery this weekend! The event will include live music, new Oktoberfest beers, traditional German fare, plus lots of Louisiana favorites, games for the kids and much more!

Dress up in your favorite German gear and prepare to Próst!

Check out more New Orleans activities for the weekend here.

Tangipahoa Parish Fair

Amite

September 30 – October 2

Otherwise known as the oldest fair in the state of Louisiana, head out and celebrate the spectacular fall weather at the Tangipahoa Parish Fair, with music, food and family fun for all ages!

Education, history and agriculture remain stronghold focuses of the fair, with opportunities for the public to engage with local exhibitors. With several amusement rides and live musical performances—not to mention delicious Louisiana cuisine—the festival is sure to be a win for the entire family.

For more things to do in Tangipahoa, visit their tourism bureau’s page.

St. Tammany Parish Fair

Covington

September 30 – October 2

Formed in 1910, St. Tammany Parish Fair is always held the first full weekend in October. The family-friendly fair features pageants, kids’ day, parade, rodeo, livestock competitions, exhibits, entertainment, carnival rides and more! "

Reminisce on the days of an old-time country fair, and relish in a handmade, homemade and home-grown experience! See you there...at the St. Tammany Parish Fair!

For more information on St. Tammany Parish, click here.

City of Walker Fall Festival

Walker

September 30 – October 2

The Second Annual City of Walker Fall Festival includes fun for the whole family. The festival includes carnival rides, food trucks, pumpkin patch, car show, farmer’s market and live music! Bands include Parish County Line, 1-10 Bound Band, The Paul and Pete Band, the MoJoes, Stormy the Band, and NaNaSha, and Nick Perkins, an Elvis Tribute Artist.

Learn more about Livingston Parish Tourism here!

Dixie Maze Fall Festival

Shreveport

September 30 - October 31

Join in on the family fun at the 2022 Fall Festival at Dixie Maze Farms! The festival features a pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, hayrides and haunted attractions.

For ticket information, visit the Fall Festival website.

While visiting Shreveport, explore other things to do and activities!

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Violet

October 1

Spend the day with "New Orleans' Most Historic Neighbor," St. Bernard Parish! The annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival features great blues music, refreshing brews and delicious BBQ from local vendors. The family-friendly event takes place at Docville Farm, a historic property that runs alongside the Might Mississippi River!

The event is free and open to the public. Check out more activities to do in St. Bernard Parish here.

Golden Meadow Shrimp Boil Off and Craft Show

Golden Meadow

October 1

Join in on the fun at the 11th Annual Golden Meadow Shrimp Boil Off and Craft Show on October 1!

Bring your appetite! For $15 dollars, you can enjoy all you can eat shrimp. Additionally, there will be a craft show, live music, live auction, cash bar, concessions and more.

For more information on the event, check out Louisiana Cajun Bayou's website!
 

Stearman Fly In

Jennings

October 1

Calling all WWII and plane enthusiasts! Experience the 41st Annual WWII Stearman Plane Fly In Event! You’ll have a chance to see these classic planes up close and watch flying competitions throughout the day.

Event admission is free, and there will be food, drinks and merchandise available for purchase.

Learn about the delicious food, historic heritage, birdwatching and outdoor adventures in Jefferson Davis Parish.
 

Roberts Cove German Fest

Rayne

October 1 – 2

Since 1995, the Roberts Cove Germanfest event has welcomed over 12,000 visitors to the area the first full weekend in October.  The Germanfest is a clean, family-oriented festival that is unique with its German atmosphere and unlike any other festival around. 

Enjoy live entertainment, authentic German food, a large selection of German beer on tap, folklore demonstrations and children's activities during this year's festival. The Germanfest is held in beautiful Roberts Cove, Louisiana—a small, peaceful country community. Experience friendly folks, fun and entertainment for all!

For more information on things to do in Rayne, click here.
 

Red River Revel Arts Festival

Shreveport

October 1 - 9

The Red River Revel Arts Festival is an annual festival of food, culture, art and music. Indulge in several food booths, showcasing everything from Louisiana fare to BBQ to international flavors!

Whether you are an avid art collector or a novice, you can enjoy and celebrate the arts of the Revel. The festival boasts over 75 juried artists will have one-of-a-kind works of art including painting, jewelry, photography, pottery and more.

Learn more about the Shreveport-Bossier area by visiting their tourism bureau website here!
 

Grand Réveil Acadien

Lafayette

October 1 - 16

Do you have an interest in learning about Acadian history? If so, Grand Reveil Acadien is for you! GRA is a multi-parish experience that celebrates the lasting cultural impact of the Acadian people.

The purpose of the event is to encourage Acadians from around the world to continue to advance their unique lifestyle through shared memories, French speaking events, bonding and fellowship over Cajun food and music, and the general celebration of shared culture. 

Learn more about Lafayette attractions, events and restaurants here.

Get Outdoors

Statewide

Louisiana is home to 21 beautiful state parks featuring experiences for the entire family. This fall, take advantage of cooler temperatures by booking a getaway at one and you’ll notice lots of new things to do – and some major improvements, too.

Read more about our state parks here.

Music is Everywhere

Statewide

Music is woven within the DNA of our state and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy live events in communities from north to south. From acoustic sets at a coffee shop to national headliners at huge music venues, there is sure to be a concert waiting for you. Check out some highlights below and visit your favorite destination's website for more.

Get more information on events around the state here.