Louisiana Festivals 2018, 2019

Southern Decadence 2018

Southern Decadence

August 30, 2018

Bourbon Street, 801 Bourbon Street New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Evergreen State Fair 2018

The Evergreen State Fair

August, 2018

Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, Louisiana

Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2018

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

August, 2018

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Building , Delcambre, Louisiana

HexFest 2018

HexFest

August, 2018

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Street New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Landry Vineyards Red Grape Stomp Fest 2018

Landry Vineyards Red Grape Stomp Fest

August, 2018

Landry Vineyards, 5699 New Natchitoches Rd West Monroe, West Monroe, Louisiana

New Orleans Red Dress Run 2018

New Orleans Red Dress Run

August, 2018

Crescent Park, 1008 N Peters St New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show 2018

New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show

August, 2018

New Orleans Morial Convention Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

Reptiday Lafayette Reptile & Exotic Animal Show 2018

Reptiday Lafayette Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

August, 2018

Ramada Lafayette Conference Center , Lafayette, Louisiana

Sci-Port Discovery Center DeSoto Days 2018

Sci-Port Discovery Center DeSoto Days

August, 2018

Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana

Lafayette Gun & Knife Show 2018

Lafayette Gun & Knife Show

August, 2018

Lafayette Event Center , Lafayette, Louisiana

NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival 2018

NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival

August, 2018

Along Andrew Higgins Drive and Diamond Street to Fulton Street and the Piazza d’Italia, Fulton St & , New Orleans, Louisiana

Whitney White Linen Nights 2018

Whitney White Linen Nights

August, 2018

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Satchmo Summerfest 2018

Satchmo Summerfest

August, 2018

New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Red River Brewing Company Adults Day Out 2018

Red River Brewing Company Adults Day Out

August, 2018

Red River Brewing Company, 1200 Marshall St #500 Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport Art Club Juried Show 2018

Shreveport Art Club Juried Show

August, 2018

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Rd Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport Parish Taceaux Block Party 2018

Shreveport Parish Taceaux Block Party

August, 2018

Parish Taceaux, 708 Texas St Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival 2018

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

August, 2018

Multiple Locations in Morgan City, Morgan City, Morgan City, Louisiana

BRES Fête Rouge 2018

BRES Fête Rouge

August, 2018

L'Auberge Casino, 777 L'Auberge Ave Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ark-La-Tex Music Heritage Festival 2018

Ark-La-Tex Music Heritage Festival

August, 2018

Multiple Locations in the Shreveport Red River District, 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

BRFC Fall Fashion Fest 2018

BRFC Fall Fashion Fest

August, 2018

Tin Roof Brewing Co, 1624 Wyoming St Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brewsiana Craft Beer and Music Festival 2018

Brewsiana Craft Beer and Music Festival

August, 2018

House of Blues, 225 Decatur St New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events 2018

Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events

August, 2018

Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

Broad Saint BBQ Block Fest 2018

Broad Saint BBQ Block Fest

August, 2018

Victory Broad Street Campus - New Orleans, LA 70118, New Orleans, Louisiana

Gueydan Duck Festival 2018

Gueydan Duck Festival

August, 2018

Duck Festival Park, 404 Dallas Guidry Rd Gueydan, Gueydan, Louisiana

Hot August Night 2018

Hot August Night

August, 2018

Downtown Development District Hammond , Hammond, 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!