Louisiana Festivals 2020, 2021

ESSENCE FESTIVAL 20th ANNIVERSARY 2020

ESSENCE FESTIVAL 20th ANNIVERSARY

July, 2020

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Heart of the Pines Film Festival 2020

Heart of the Pines Film Festival

July, 2020

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

Brittany's Spring Royalty Pageant 2020

Brittany's Spring Royalty Pageant

July, 2020

Pageant, Franklin, Louisiana

WorldGates Party Weekend Essence Music Festival 2020

WorldGates Party Weekend Essence Music Festival

July, 2020

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana Watermelon Festival 2020

Louisiana Watermelon Festival

July, 2020

Multiple Locations in Farmerville, Farmerville, Farmerville, Louisiana

Repticon New Orleans Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 2020

Repticon New Orleans Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

July, 2020

Sigur Center, Chalmette, Louisiana

New Iberia Fourth of July Parade 2020

New Iberia Fourth of July Parade

July, 2020

Main Street, New Iberia, Louisiana

Naughty in N'awlins 2020

Naughty in N'awlins

July, 2020

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

French Film Festival 2020

French Film Festival

July, 2020

Prytania Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Arts and Craft Barn at La. Hot Sauce Expo 2020

The Arts and Craft Barn at La. Hot Sauce Expo

July, 2020

Blackham Coliseum Ag Barns , Lafayette, Louisiana

Natchitoches 2020

Natchitoches

July, 2020

Prather Coliseum, NSU , Natchitoches, Louisiana

The Essence Music Festival 2020

The Essence Music Festival

July, 2020

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Lebeau Zydeco Festival 2020

Lebeau Zydeco Festival

July, 2020

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - 103 Lebeau Church Road, Lafayette, Louisiana

Ponchatoula Bird Fair and Sale 2020

Ponchatoula Bird Fair and Sale

July, 2020

Ponchatoula Lions Club - Ponchatoula, LA 70454, Ponchatoula, Louisiana

ESSENCE FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT TRIP 2020

ESSENCE FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT TRIP

July, 2020

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Let Freedom Ring Festival 2020

Let Freedom Ring Festival

July, 2020

Peltier Park , Thibodaux, Louisiana

Cajun Music and Food Festival 2020

Cajun Music and Food Festival

July, 2020

Burton Coliseum , Lake Charles, Louisiana

Running of the Bulls New Orleans 2020

Running of the Bulls New Orleans

July, 2020

The Sugar Mill, 828 Royal Street New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival 2020

Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival

July, 2020

Acadian Village, Lafayette, Louisiana

Red River Balloon Rally 2020

Red River Balloon Rally

July, 2020

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

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans 2020

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans

July, 2020

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

Celebrate the Essence Festival's 20th Anniversary 2020

Celebrate the Essence Festival's 20th Anniversary

July, 2020

Essence Festival 2014 20th Anniversary, New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo 2020

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

July, 2020

Blackham Coliseum , Lafayette, Louisiana

TURNAROUND PARTYBUS TO THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2020

TURNAROUND PARTYBUS TO THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL

July, 2020

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Twenty 2020

Twenty

July, 2020

Pontchartrain Center , Kenner, 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!