Louisiana Festivals 2021, 2022

New Orleans Summer Bead & Jewelry Show 2021

New Orleans Summer Bead & Jewelry Show

July, 2021

Pontchartrain Center , Kenner, Louisiana

ESSENCE FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT TRIP 2021

ESSENCE FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT TRIP

July, 2021

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

TURNAROUND PARTYBUS TO THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2021

TURNAROUND PARTYBUS TO THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL

July, 2021

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Essence Music Festival 2021

The Essence Music Festival

July, 2021

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Bastille Day Fête 2021

Bastille Day Fête

July, 2021

New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Cir New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Repticon New Orleans Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 2021

Repticon New Orleans Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

July, 2021

Sigur Center, Chalmette, Louisiana

Essence Festival Hotels 2021

Essence Festival Hotels

July, 2021

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Monroe County Fair 2021

Monroe County Fair

July, 2021

Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S Custer Rd Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana

Brittany's Spring Royalty Pageant 2021

Brittany's Spring Royalty Pageant

July, 2021

Pageant, Franklin, Louisiana

Southern Gothic Festival 2021

Southern Gothic Festival

July, 2021

The Howlin' Wolf, 907 S Peters St New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Naughty in N'awlins 2021

Naughty in N'awlins

July, 2021

Multiple Locations in the French Quarter and along Bourbon Street, French Quarter New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Red River Balloon Rally 2021

Red River Balloon Rally

July, 2021

Louisiana State University Shreveport, 1 University Pl Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

WorldGates Party Weekend Essence Music Festival 2021

WorldGates Party Weekend Essence Music Festival

July, 2021

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Twenty 2021

Twenty

July, 2021

Pontchartrain Center , Kenner, Louisiana

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans 2021

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans

July, 2021

Multiple Locations in New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Arts and Craft Barn at La. Hot Sauce Expo 2021

The Arts and Craft Barn at La. Hot Sauce Expo

July, 2021

Blackham Coliseum Ag Barns , Lafayette, Louisiana

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo 2021

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

July, 2021

Blackham Coliseum , Lafayette, Louisiana

Louisiana Watermelon Festival 2021

Louisiana Watermelon Festival

July, 2021

Multiple Locations in Farmerville, Farmerville, Farmerville, Louisiana

Cajun Music and Food Festival 2021

Cajun Music and Food Festival

July, 2021

Burton Coliseum , Lake Charles, Louisiana

Let Freedom Ring Festival 2021

Let Freedom Ring Festival

July, 2021

Peltier Park , Thibodaux, Louisiana

USS KIDD 4th of July Spectacular 2021

USS KIDD 4th of July Spectacular

July, 2021

USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S River Rd Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

South Bossier Farmer's Market 2021

South Bossier Farmer's Market

July, 2021

Faith Farms & Arena, 1145 LA-527 Elm Grove, LA, Elm Grove, Louisiana

ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2021

ESSENCE FESTIVAL

July, 2021

Louisiana Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Heart of the Pines Film Festival 2021

Heart of the Pines Film Festival

July, 2021

Minden Civic Center & The Farm, 520 Broadway St Minden, LA, Minden, Louisiana

Essence Music Festival 2021

Essence Music Festival

July, 2021

Mercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome), New Orleans, 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!