Louisiana Festivals 2017

Gonzales Gun and Knife ShowJanuary 2017

Gonzales Gun and Knife ShowJanuary

January, 2017

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

New Orleans Winter Jewelry and Bead Show 2017

New Orleans Winter Jewelry and Bead Show

January, 2017

Pontchartrain Center - Kenner, LA 70065, Kenner, Louisiana

Big Easy International Film Festival 2017

Big Easy International Film Festival

January, 2017

Indywood Cinema, New Orleans, Louisiana

Shreveport Bead Market 2017

Shreveport Bead Market

January, 2017

RiverView Hall - Shreveport, LA 71101, Shreveport, Louisiana

Kids Rock New Orleans 2017

Kids Rock New Orleans

January, 2017

City Park , New Orleans, Louisiana

NOLA Home Show 2017

NOLA Home Show

January, 2017

New Orleans Morial Convention Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Winter Jewelry & Bead Show 2017

New Orleans Winter Jewelry & Bead Show

January, 2017

Pontchartrain Center , Kenner, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival 2017

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival

January, 2017

Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon 2017

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon

January, 2017

New Orleans Morial Convention Center - New Orleans, LA 70112, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival 2017

New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival

January, 2017

La Nuit Comedy Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana

Bayou Lafourche Mardi Gras 2017

Bayou Lafourche Mardi Gras

January, 2017

Lafourche Parish , Several, Louisiana

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show 2017

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

January, 2017

Lamar‑Dixon Expo Center , Gonzales, Louisiana

Mardi Gras New Orleans 2017

Mardi Gras New Orleans

January, 2017

Throughout New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival 2017

New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival

January, 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tee Mamou 2017

Tee Mamou

February, 2017

Downtown , Iota, Louisiana

Lafayette Gun and Knife Show February 2017

Lafayette Gun and Knife Show February

February, 2017

Lafayette Event Center Gun Show, Lafayette, Louisiana

Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras 2017

Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras

February, 2017

Downtown , Church Point, Louisiana

EXHIBITION 2017

EXHIBITION

February, 2017

Louisiana State University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Zulu Lundi Gras Festival 2017

Zulu Lundi Gras Festival

February, 2017

Woldenberg Park, New Orleans, Louisiana

FSMA Top2Top Conference 2017

FSMA Top2Top Conference

February, 2017

The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana

Arts Market of New Orleans 2017

Arts Market of New Orleans

February, 2017

Palmer Park , New Orleans, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Mardi Gras 2017

Baton Rouge Mardi Gras

February, 2017

Town Square , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Parade 2017

Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Parade

February, 2017

Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade, Shreveport, Louisiana

Mardi Gras 2017

Mardi Gras

February, 2017

New Orealns, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Prien Lake Mall Unique Collectibles and HandMade Craft 2017

Prien Lake Mall Unique Collectibles and HandMade Craft

February, 2017

Prien Lake Mall , Lake Charles, 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!