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Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Franklin Parish Catfish Festival Winnsboro 1986 $ Apr  
 
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Pow Wow Marksville 1989 $ May  
Natchitoches - NSU Folk Festival Natchitoches 1980 $ Jul  
Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival Natchitoches 2003 Free Sep  
Natchitoches Historical Pilgrimage of Homes Natchitoches 1954 Oct  
Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights Natchitoches 1926 Varies Nov-Jan  
Holiday Light Safari Alexandria $ Dec  
Livingston Parish CVB Hammond 1832 Varies Jan-Dec
Myrtles Plantation Guided Mystery Tours St. Francisville 1796 $$ Jan-Dec  
Audubon Pilgrimage St. Francisville 1971 Varies Mar  
Wearin' of the Green Parade Baton Rouge 1986 Free Mar  
Baton Rouge Blues Festival Baton Rouge 1981 Free Apr  
Italian Festival Tickfaw $$ Apr  
Kite Fest Louisiane' Port Allen 2005 Free Apr  
Denham SpringFest Denham Springs Free May  
Jambalaya Festival Gonzales 1967 Free May  
Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration St. Francisville 2002 Free Jul  
Fourth of July Star Spangled Celebration - USS Kidd Historic Warship Baton Rouge 1984 $$ Jul  
Swamp Pop Music Festival Gonzales 1998 $$ Jul  
Louisiana Book Festival Baton Rouge 2002 Free Oct  
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Baton Rouge 1965 $ Oct-Nov  
Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana Lake Charles 1979 Varies Jan-Feb  
Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo Lake Charles 1939 $$ Jan-Feb  
Carnival d'Acadie Crowley 2001 $ Feb  
Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras Eunice 1946 Free Feb  
Grand Isle Independent Mardi Gras Parade Grand Isle $ Feb  
Krewe of Adonis Mardi Gras Parade Morgan City 1975 Free Feb  
Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast Morgan City Varies Feb-Mar  
Black Heritage Festival Lake Charles 1987 $$ Mar  
Franklin Mardi Gras Parade Franklin 1934 Free Mar  
Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade Bayou Vista 1980 Free Mar  
Krewe of Galatea Mardi Gras Parade Morgan City 1969 Free Mar  
Krewe of Hephaestus Morgan City 1914 Free Mar  
Lafayette Mardi Gras Lafayette 1869 Varies Mar  
Cajun Hot Sauce Festival New Iberia 2000 $ Apr  
Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette 1986 Free Apr  
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival DeQuincy 1983 Free Apr  
Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival Patterson 1990 $ Apr  
Washington Catfish Festival Washington 1999 $ Apr  
Contraband Days Pirate Festival Lake Charles 1958 $ Apr-May  
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge 1960 $ May  
Rayne Frog Festival Rayne 1971 $ May  
Starks Mayhaw Festival Starks 1992 May  
LA Smoked Meat Festival Ville Platte 1991 $ Jun  
Cajun Music & Food Festival Lake Charles 1987 $ Jul  
Marshland Festival Lake Charles 1990 Jul  
Delcambre Shrimp Festival Delcambre 1950 Varies Aug  
La Cajun Music Awards & Festival Lafayette 1984 Aug  
The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival Plaisance 1982 $$ Aug-Sep  
Calca-Chew Food Festival Lake Charles 1985 Free Sep  
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Morgan City 1936 Free Sep  
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair New Iberia 1942 Varies Sep  
Lydia Cajun Food Fest Lydia 2002 $ Sep  
Mamou Cajun Music Festival Mamou $ Sep  
Boudin Cook-Off Lafayette 2008 Free Oct  
Festivals Acadiens Lafayette 1972 Free Oct  
Franklin Harvest Moon Festival Franklin 2000 $ Oct  
International Rice Festival Crowley 1936 $$ Oct  
Opelousas Spice & Music Festival Opelousas 2005 $ Oct  
Roberts Cove Germanfest Rayne 1995 Free Oct  
World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off New Iberia 1989 Free Oct  
Abbeville's Giant Omelette Celebration Abbeville 1985 Varies Nov  
Atchafalaya Basin Festival Henderson $ Nov  
Great Chili Challenge New Iberia $ Nov  
 
Cajun Christmas Lake Charles Varies Nov-Dec  
A Cajun & Creole Christmas Lafayette Varies Dec  
Cajun Christmas Bayou Parade Breaux Bridge 1997 Free Dec  
Christmas on the Cajun Coast Morgan City, Franklin, Patterson Free-$$ Dec  
Christmas Tour of Homes New Iberia $ Dec  
 
Allstate Sugar Bowl New Orleans 1935 $$$ Jan  
Mardi Gras New Orleans New Orleans Feb-Mar  
Mardi Gras on the Northshore Mandeville Free Feb-Mar  
Amite Oyster Festival Amite $ Mar  
Audubon Zoo Soul Fest New Orleans 2003 $$ Mar  
Earth Fest at the Audubon Zoo New Orleans 1988 $$ Mar  
Hammond Blues & BBQ Challenge Hammond 2004 Free Mar  
Los Islenos Fiesta St. Bernard Free Mar  
Louisiana Crawfish Festival Chalmette 1975 Free Mar  
New Orleans Spring Fiesta Tour of Homes New Orleans 1937 $$ Mar  
Rock 'N Roar Fest Hammond $ Mar  
Tennessee Williams Literary Festival New Orleans 1986 $$ Mar  
Crescent City Classic Racefest New Orleans 1979 $ Apr  
French Quarter Festival New Orleans 1984 Free Apr  
Great Louisiana Birdfest Mandeville 1997 $-$$$ Apr  
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Ponchatoula 1972 Free Apr  
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans 1970 $$$ Apr-May  
Jazz 'N the Vines at the Pontchartrain Vineyards Bush 2000 $ Apr-Jun  
Bayou Country Superfest New Orleans 2011 $$$ May  
 
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo New Orleans 2006 Free May  
New Orleans Food & Wine Experience New Orleans 1992 $$ May  
New Orleans Greek Festival New Orleans 1974 $ May  
French Market Creole Tomato Festival New Orleans 1987 Free Jun  
Louisiana Catfish Festival Des Allemands 1975 $$ Jun  
 
New Orleans Oyster Festival New Orleans Varies Jun  
St. Tammany Crab Festival Lacombe 1978 $ Jun  
 
Essence Festival New Orleans 1994 $$$ Jul  
Go Fourth on the River Covington 1990 Jul  
Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans 2003 $$$ Jul  
Satchmo SummerFest New Orleans 2001 Free Aug  
Bon Appetit Festival Amite 1992 $ Oct  
Festival of the Lake - Our Lady of the Lake Mandeville $ Oct  
Gretna Heritage Festival Gretna 1994 $$ Oct  
Gumbo Festival Bridge City 1973 Free Oct  
Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival Madisonville 1990 $ Oct  
Tangipahoa Parish Fair Amite 1888 Varies Oct  
 
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience New Orleans 1998 $$$ Oct-Nov  
Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival Destrehan 1972 $ Nov  
Fall Swamp Pop Music Festival Hammond $ Nov  
Thibodeauxville Fall Festival Thibodaux 1992 Free Nov  
Three Rivers Art Festival Covington 1996 Free Nov  
Louisiana Renaissance Festival Hammond 2000 $ Nov-Dec  
Christmas New Orleans Style New Orleans 1985 Free Dec  
Festival of the Bonfires Lutcher 1989 $ Dec  
Plaquemines Parish Orange Festival Buras 1947 Free Dec  
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl New Orleans 2001 $$ Dec  
Shreveport-Bossier Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade Shreveport 1991 Free Feb  
Louisiana Redbud Festival Vivian 1964 Free Mar  
Spring Arts Festival Minden 1995 Free Mar  
ArtBreak Shreveport 1984 Free Apr  
Holiday In Dixie Shreveport 1949 $$ Apr  
Mudbug Madness Shreveport 1984 $ May  
Poke Salad Festival Blanchard 1974 Varies May  
Louisiana Peach Festival Ruston 1951 $ Jun  
Louisiana Watermelon Festival Farmerville 1963 Free Jul  
Red River Revel Arts Festival Shreveport 1976 Free Oct  
State Fair of Louisiana Shreveport 1906 $ Oct-Nov  
Christmas in Roseland Shreveport 1983 $$ Nov-Dec  
 
Holiday Trail of Lights Bossier City Varies Nov-Dec  
AdvoCare V100 Bowl Shreveport 1976 $$$ Dec  
Frisco CVB (b)