Events in Krotz Springs Louisiana

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!

Krotz Springs is located in the St. Landry Parish in southwest Louisiana right on the banks of the Atchafalaya River. It's known for its artesian spring water that was discovered when settler C W Krotz bought 20,000 acres of woodland in the Atchafalaya Basin. Krotz thought he was drilling for oil, but instead, he discovered this bubbling fresh water source.

This area of Louisiana is in the Pairie Home Cooking region on the Louisiana culinary trail and is known for the French, Creole and Cajun culinary traditions including dishes like gumbos, bisques and fricasseés. Food is a “religion” in this part of the world – from the field to the table that is celebrated with every meal. 

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