Louisiana Festivals 2022, 2023

Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay 2022

Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay

October 14, 2022

Fair Grounds, Chackbay, Louisiana

31st Wooden Boat Festival 2022 2022

31st Wooden Boat Festival 2022

October 15, 2022

Waterfront, Madisonville, La., Madisonville, Louisiana

Abita Fall Fest 2022

Abita Fall Fest

November 2, 2022

Abita Springs Trailhead, Abita Springs, Louisiana

Water Lantern Festival New Orleans 2022

Water Lantern Festival New Orleans

November 16, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana

Bayou Bacchanal 2022

Bayou Bacchanal

November, 2022

Louis Armstrong Park, 835 N Rampart St New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Southdown Fall Marketplace 2022

Southdown Fall Marketplace

November, 2022

Southdown Plantation House , Houma, Louisiana

Words and Music Festival 2022

Words and Music Festival

November, 2022

Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Second District Blues Festival 2022

Second District Blues Festival

November, 2022

Palmer Park, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Fringe Festival 2022

New Orleans Fringe Festival

November, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Book Festival 2022

New Orleans Book Festival

November, 2022

New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Dr New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights 2022

Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights

November, 2022

Landmark Historic District along the Cane River Lake, Natchitoches, LA, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Ladyfest 2022

Ladyfest

November, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Christopher Fall Craft Fair 2022

Saint Christopher Fall Craft Fair

November, 2022

St. Christopher School , Metairie, Louisiana

Ponchatoula Bird Fair & Sale 2022

Ponchatoula Bird Fair & Sale

November, 2022

Lions Club , Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Fourth Holiday Shopping Fair 2022

Fourth Holiday Shopping Fair

November, 2022

New Iberia City Park Community Center , New Iberia, Louisiana

Tbipac Fall BBQ Throwdown and Trade Days 2022

Tbipac Fall BBQ Throwdown and Trade Days

November, 2022

Paragon Casino RV Resort , Marksville, Louisiana

Thibodeauxville Fall Festival 2022

Thibodeauxville Fall Festival

November, 2022

Downtown , Thibodaux, Louisiana

Holiday Shopping Fair 2022

Holiday Shopping Fair

November, 2022

New Iberia City Park Community Center , New Iberia, Louisiana

New Orleans Po Boy Preservation Festival 2022

New Orleans Po Boy Preservation Festival

November, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana Pecan Festival 2022

Louisiana Pecan Festival

November, 2022

Downtown , Colfax, Louisiana

Starry November Night 2022

Starry November Night

November, 2022

Historic Downtown , Hammond, Louisiana

River Parishes Fall Festival 2022

River Parishes Fall Festival

November, 2022

Sacred Heart School Grounds , Norco, Louisiana

Experience Louisiana Festival 2022

Experience Louisiana Festival

November, 2022

LSU‑Eunice , Eunice, Louisiana

The International Jewelry and Merchandise Show 2022

The International Jewelry and Merchandise Show

November, 2022

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2022

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival

November, 2022

Columbia Street , Covington, 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!