Louisiana Festivals 2020, 2021

Gonzales Gun and Knife ShowJanuary 2020

Gonzales Gun and Knife ShowJanuary

January, 2020

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

Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade 2020

Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade

January, 2020

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

Krewe of Elders Grand Bal 2020

Krewe of Elders Grand Bal

January, 2020

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

Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade 2020

Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

January, 2020

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

Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale Mardi Gras Parade 2020

Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale Mardi Gras Parade

January, 2020

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

Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade 2020

Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade

January, 2020

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

Krewe of Sobek Grande Bal 2020

Krewe of Sobek Grande Bal

January, 2020

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

Krewe of Sobek Mardi Gras Parade 2020

Krewe of Sobek Mardi Gras Parade

January, 2020

Fair Grounds Field & Queensborough Neighborhood, 2901 Pershing Blvd Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

New Orleans Winter Jewelry and Bead Show 2020

New Orleans Winter Jewelry and Bead Show

January, 2020

Pontchartrain Center - Kenner, LA 70065, Kenner, Louisiana

Big Easy International Film Festival 2020

Big Easy International Film Festival

January, 2020

Kerry Irish Pub, 331 Decatur St New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Shreveport Bead Market 2020

Shreveport Bead Market

January, 2020

RiverView Hall - Shreveport, LA 71101, Shreveport, Louisiana

Kids Rock New Orleans 2020

Kids Rock New Orleans

January, 2020

City Park , New Orleans, Louisiana

NOLA Home Show 2020

NOLA Home Show

January, 2020

New Orleans Morial Convention Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Winter Jewelry & Bead Show 2020

New Orleans Winter Jewelry & Bead Show

January, 2020

Pontchartrain Center , Kenner, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival 2020

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival

January, 2020

Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon 2020

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon

January, 2020

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

New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival 2020

New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival

January, 2020

La Nuit Comedy Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana Marathon Finish Festival 2020

Louisiana Marathon Finish Festival

January, 2020

AZ Young Park – State Capitol Welcome Center, 900 N 3rd St Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bayou Lafourche Mardi Gras 2020

Bayou Lafourche Mardi Gras

January, 2020

Lafourche Parish , Several, Louisiana

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show 2020

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

January, 2020

Lamar‑Dixon Expo Center , Gonzales, Louisiana

CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade 2020

CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade

January, 2020

Galvez Plaza, 238 North Blvd Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade/March 2020

Baton Rouge Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade/March

January, 2020

Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mardi Gras New Orleans 2020

Mardi Gras New Orleans

January, 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival 2020

New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival

January, 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana

Delta Mouth Literary Festival 2020

Delta Mouth Literary Festival

February, 2020

Multiple Locations in 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!