Louisiana Festivals 2018, 2019

Benton Christmas on the Square 2018

Benton Christmas on the Square

December, 2018

Heritage Village Square, 417 Sibley St Benton, LA, Benton, Louisiana

NOLA ChristmasFest 2018

NOLA ChristmasFest

December, 2018

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 990 Convention Center Blvd New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Deridder Gem and Mineral Show 2018

Deridder Gem and Mineral Show

December, 2018

Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds , Deridder, Louisiana

Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days 2018

Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days

December, 2018

Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days , Arcadia, Louisiana

Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival 2018

Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival

December, 2018

Earl G Williamson Park, Earl G Williamson Park, LA-1 Oil City, LA, Oil City, Louisiana

Repticon Baton Rouge Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 2018

Repticon Baton Rouge Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

December, 2018

Lamar Dixon Exposition Center , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Shreveport-Bossier Geek Fair 2018

Shreveport-Bossier Geek Fair

December, 2018

Centenary Fitness Center, 2911 Centenary Blvd Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport Regional Arts Council Christmas in the Sky 2018

Shreveport Regional Arts Council Christmas in the Sky

December, 2018

Louisiana Downs, 8000 E Texas St Bossier City, LA, Bossier City, Louisiana

BREC Creole Christmas 2018

BREC Creole Christmas

December, 2018

Magnolia Mound Plantation, 2161 Nicholson Dr Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Christmas Extravaganza 2018

Christmas Extravaganza

December, 2018

Covington Fairgrounds , Covington, Louisiana

Cortana Kiwanis Baton Rouge Christmas Parade 2018

Cortana Kiwanis Baton Rouge Christmas Parade

December, 2018

Downtown Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Miracle on Washington Street Christmas Festival 2018

Miracle on Washington Street Christmas Festival

December, 2018

Downtown , Deridder, Louisiana

PhotoNOLA 2018

PhotoNOLA

December, 2018

Multiple Locations in New Orleans, 1111 St. Mary Street New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Avalon Project 2018

The Avalon Project

December, 2018

Nematona Sanctuary, 7593 LA-63 Clinton, LA, Clinton, Louisiana

Hammond Market 2018

Hammond Market

December, 2018

#2 W Thomas Street , Hammond, Louisiana

Vivian Country Christmas Celebration 2018

Vivian Country Christmas Celebration

December, 2018

Vivian Town Square, 100 NE Front St Vivian, LA, Vivian, Louisiana

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge New Year's Eve Celebration 2018

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge New Year's Eve Celebration

December, 2018

Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Festival of Lights 2018

Baton Rouge Festival of Lights

December, 2018

North Boulevard Town Square, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

WBRCVB Reflections of the Season 2018

WBRCVB Reflections of the Season

December, 2018

West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N Westport Dr Port Allen, LA, Port Allen, Louisiana

Gonzales Gun and Knife ShowJanuary 2019

Gonzales Gun and Knife ShowJanuary

January, 2019

Lamar?Dixon Expo Center - Gonzales, LA 70737, Gonzales, Louisiana

Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade 2019

Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade

January, 2019

Downtown Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Krewe of Elders Grand Bal 2019

Krewe of Elders Grand Bal

January, 2019

Shreveport Convention Center, State Rte 173 Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade 2019

Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

January, 2019

From Municipal Auditorium to Elvis Presley Avenue, 705 Grand Ave Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale Mardi Gras Parade 2019

Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale Mardi Gras Parade

January, 2019

Downtown Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade 2019

Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade

January, 2019

Downtown Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

About Festivals in Louisiana

The Creole State is a charming amalgamation of cultures, history and landscapes, with French, Spanish and British influences throughout its prairie-spotted landscape. Famous for the food, spirit and music of New Orleans, Louisiana a great place to be for a good time. And that includes a festival or two, with a great many to dip your toes in throughout the year.

The New Orleans Mardi Gras is one of the most famous events in the USA, and now attracts almost 1.5 million revellers each year. With a storied and interesting history, it’s no wonder that many consider this to be the greatest show on earth – it’s a colourful and crazy swell of music, marches, food, parades, floats and unbridled excitement. Beaded, masked and costumed entertainers, performers and attendees come together to lose their inhibitions and fall in love with the intoxicating atmosphere. It’s a parade like no other, and it’s waiting for you to join in line.

The storied heritage of Louisiana is also honoured in the French Quarter Festival, which draws over 700,000 gatherers. In the heart of the French Quarter, vibrant and varied musical performances are offered for fans of jazz, Latin, funk, classical, blues, swing and more, reflecting the hodgepodge beauty of the state and its people. Over 100 entertainers wow the gathered crowds, with a program of local, national and international entertainers. The event also includes the world’s largest jazz brunch, in which tune-keen chewers can sample some of the best local and international foods, all linked to the varied culinary scene of the state.

Food is also celebrated (and swallowed!) in the Louisiana Andouille Festival, where the smoked and smelly delicacy is offered in all its glory. The continental sausage, which was brought to Louisiana by French colonists, is now adored in every corner of the state. It’s a cult and iconic meaty treat, and though it’s not for everyone, the festival ensures that all comers are welcome – with plenty of other foods available for those with more delicate stomachs. The festival also features a broad mix of live musical performances, cooking competitions, eating competitions, a car and bike show, arty events, arts, crafts, market stalls and more.

Other Louisiana festivals are centred around books, films, cocktails and arts. Much like its history, Louisiana is and has a little bit of everything – so give it a sample!