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!
Stroll the quaint downtown streets of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and you'll find yourself transported back to a time before life became hectic. Down here, neighbors still know you by name. Breaux Bridge is the gateway to authentic Cajun culture in south Louisiana. We have traditional Cajun and funky Zydeco music, world-famous cuisine, and a rich history filled with interesting stories. Breaux Bridge is home of the world famous Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival every May, where thousands converge on the little city to pay homage to Louisiana’s famous crustacean.
Breaux is also home to lovely antique shops and boutiques making it a perfect girl’s weekend getaway. Take a leisurely stroll through the downtown area and find that perfect antique you’ve been looking for. After a rest at one of our great B&B’s, cabins or hotels, you’ll be ready to Cajun two-step the night away.
For more information about Breaux Bridge, Louisiana visit www.breauxbridgelive.com.