Louisiana Festivals 2022, 2023

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge New Year's Eve Celebration 2022

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge New Year's Eve Celebration

December, 2022

Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

NOLA ChristmasFest 2022

NOLA ChristmasFest

December, 2022

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 990 Convention Center Blvd New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

WBRCVB Reflections of the Season 2022

WBRCVB Reflections of the Season

December, 2022

West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N Westport Dr Port Allen, LA, Port Allen, Louisiana

Vivian Country Christmas Celebration 2022

Vivian Country Christmas Celebration

December, 2022

Vivian Town Square, 100 NE Front St Vivian, LA, Vivian, Louisiana

The Avalon Project 2022

The Avalon Project

December, 2022

Nematona Sanctuary, 7593 LA-63 Clinton, LA, Clinton, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Festival of Lights 2022

Baton Rouge Festival of Lights

December, 2022

North Boulevard Town Square, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

PhotoNOLA 2022

PhotoNOLA

December, 2022

Multiple Locations in New Orleans, 1111 St. Mary Street New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Christmas Extravaganza 2022

Christmas Extravaganza

December, 2022

Covington Fairgrounds , Covington, Louisiana

Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days 2022

Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days

December, 2022

Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days , Arcadia, Louisiana

Benton Christmas on the Square 2022

Benton Christmas on the Square

December, 2022

Heritage Village Square, 417 Sibley St Benton, LA, Benton, Louisiana

Repticon Baton Rouge Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 2022

Repticon Baton Rouge Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

December, 2022

Lamar Dixon Exposition Center , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

BREC Creole Christmas 2022

BREC Creole Christmas

December, 2022

Magnolia Mound Plantation, 2161 Nicholson Dr Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Hammond Market 2022

Hammond Market

December, 2022

#2 W Thomas Street , Hammond, Louisiana

Cortana Kiwanis Baton Rouge Christmas Parade 2022

Cortana Kiwanis Baton Rouge Christmas Parade

December, 2022

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

Deridder Gem and Mineral Show 2022

Deridder Gem and Mineral Show

December, 2022

Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds , Deridder, Louisiana

Christmas New Orleans Style 2022

Christmas New Orleans Style

December, 2022

The French Quarter, French Quarter New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival 2022

Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival

December, 2022

Earl G Williamson Park, Earl G Williamson Park, LA-1 Oil City, LA, Oil City, Louisiana

Miracle on Washington Street Christmas Festival 2022

Miracle on Washington Street Christmas Festival

December, 2022

Downtown , Deridder, Louisiana

Lutcher Festival of The Bonfires 2022

Lutcher Festival of The Bonfires

December, 2022

Lutcher Park, Lutcher, Lutcher, Louisiana

Shreveport-Bossier Geek Fair 2022

Shreveport-Bossier Geek Fair

December, 2022

Centenary Fitness Center, 2911 Centenary Blvd Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport Regional Arts Council Christmas in the Sky 2022

Shreveport Regional Arts Council Christmas in the Sky

December, 2022

Louisiana Downs, 8000 E Texas St Bossier City, LA, Bossier City, Louisiana

NOLA Home Show 2023

NOLA Home Show

January, 2023

New Orleans Morial Convention Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade 2023

Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade

January, 2023

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

Mardi Gras New Orleans 2023

Mardi Gras New Orleans

January, 2023

New Orleans, Louisiana

Krewe of Elders Grand Bal 2023

Krewe of Elders Grand Bal

January, 2023

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