Louisiana Festivals 2018, 2019

Tulane University Crawfest 2018

Tulane University Crawfest

April 21, 2018

Tulane University Uptown Campus - LBC & Newcomb Quads, Tulane University Uptown Campus New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Hospice Foundation of the South Crawfish Cookoff 2018

Hospice Foundation of the South Crawfish Cookoff

April 21, 2018

Fritchie Park, 905 W Howze Beach Rd Slidell, LA, Slidell, Louisiana

LSU Groovin' on the Grounds 2018

LSU Groovin' on the Grounds

April 22, 2018

Pete Maravich Assembly Center, N Stadium Rd Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2018

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

April 27, 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana

ArkLaTex Ambassadors Grillin' for Grads BBQ Cookoff 2018

ArkLaTex Ambassadors Grillin' for Grads BBQ Cookoff

April 27, 2018

Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St Shreveport, LA, Shreveport, Louisiana

NOLA Crawfish Festival 2018

NOLA Crawfish Festival

April 30, 2018

NOLA Crawfish Festival is a food festival that takes place at Central City BBQ., New Orleans, Louisiana

FoodFest 2018

FoodFest

April, 2018

Spanish Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana

Kite Fest Louisiane' 2018

Kite Fest Louisiane'

April, 2018

West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex, 3383 Rosedale Rd Port Allen, LA, Port Allen, Louisiana

New Orleans Spring Bead & Jewelry Show 2018

New Orleans Spring Bead & Jewelry Show

April, 2018

Pontchartrain Center , Kenner, Louisiana

9th Ward Festival 2018

9th Ward Festival

April, 2018

CRISP Farms, 4219 Urquhart St New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Washington Catfish Festival 2018

Washington Catfish Festival

April, 2018

Festival Grounds, Lafayette, Louisiana

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival 2018

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

April, 2018

Kemper Williams Park , Patterson, Louisiana

Allen Parish Canoe Festival 2018

Allen Parish Canoe Festival

April, 2018

Allen Parish Fairgrounds, Oberlin, Louisiana

Thibodaux Firemen's Fair 2018

Thibodaux Firemen's Fair

April, 2018

Tiger Drive & Parish Road , Thibodaux, Louisiana

Boggy Bayou Festival 2018

Boggy Bayou Festival

April, 2018

Festival grounds , Pine Prairie, Louisiana

The Frontier 2018

The Frontier

April, 2018

Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Spring Shopping Fair 2018

Spring Shopping Fair

April, 2018

New Iberia City Park Community Center , New Iberia, Louisiana

St. Thomas More Catholic Church Parish Festival 2018

St. Thomas More Catholic Church Parish Festival

April, 2018

St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11441 Goodwood Blvd Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Scott Boudin Festival 2018

Scott Boudin Festival

April, 2018

City Hall Grounds, 125 Lions Club Rd Scott, LA, Scott, Louisiana

Etouffee Festival 2018

Etouffee Festival

April, 2018

Little Flower School Grounds - Main Street, Lafayette, Louisiana

Battle of Pleasant Hill Re 2018

Battle of Pleasant Hill Re

April, 2018

Various locations , Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

Deltafest 2018

Deltafest

April, 2018

Forsythe Park , Monroe, Louisiana

Slidell Antiques and Crafts Street Fair 2018

Slidell Antiques and Crafts Street Fair

April, 2018

Olde Town Slidell - Slidell, LA 70458, Slidell, Louisiana

Dogwood Festival 2018

Dogwood Festival

April, 2018

LaCroix Park , Pollock, Louisiana

Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Fest 2018

Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Fest

April, 2018

LCCC Coliseum , Lake Charles, 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!