Only three words are needed to describe a place where you can find the best music in the world — Louisiana's Music Festivals. Louisiana loves to celebrate so not only will you find amazing music (from zydeco and Delta blues to New Orleans jazz and swamp pop) but you will also find delicious food, family entertainment and lots of amazing dancers and fellow music lovers. From New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to Bayou Country Superfest you'll find the perfect music festival for you.

Celebrate Atchafalaya Month This October

If you drive down I-10 through south-central Louisiana, you’ll notice big brightly painted highway signs for the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The American-Indian word Atchafalaya (Think of a sneeze: uh-CHA-fuh-LIE-uh) means “long river,” after the Atchafalaya River, and the national heritage area includes 14 parishes that surround or are near it. This includes the Atchafalaya Basin, known as a favorite spot among locals and visitors alike for swamp excursions, crawfishing and Louisiana’s famous Cajun French culture.

7 Don't Miss Fall Fests in NOLA

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.