The Violet Oyster Festival is held on the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Sample oysters freshly shucked from the waters of St. Bernard. In addition to oysters on the half shell, you can get them just about any way you like - fried, grilled, in gumbo, on a po-boy, in a fritter - you name it! If oysters aren't your thing, you can sample many other oyster-free local favorites. Enjoy live music, rides, games and more in a family-friendly festive atmosphere.