Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Click the links below for festivals and events near that city:

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Gonzales Jambalaya Festival Baton Rouge Gonzales 1967 Free May
Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival Alexandria Natchitoches 2003 Free Sep
Holiday Light Safari Alexandria Alexandria $ Dec
Audubon Pilgrimage Baton Rouge St. Francisville 1971 Varies Mar
Natchitoches - NSU Folk Festival Alexandria Natchitoches 1980 $ Jul
Wearin of the Green Parade Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 1986 Free Mar
Italian Festival Baton Rouge Tickfaw $$ Apr
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Pow Wow Alexandria Marksville 1996 $ May
Myrtles Plantation Guided Mystery Tours Baton Rouge St. Francisville 1796 $$ Jan-Dec
Baton Rouge Blues Festival Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 1981 Free Apr
Franklin Parish Catfish Festival Alexandria Winnsboro 1986 $ Apr
Natchitoches Christmas Festival Alexandria Natchitoches 1926 Varies Nov-Jan
Cypress Sawmill Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Patterson 1990 $ Apr
Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Lafayette & Lake Charles Lake Charles 1979 Varies Jan-Mar
Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo Lafayette & Lake Charles Lake Charles 1939 $$ Jan-Feb
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles De Quincy 1983 Free Apr
Grand Isle Independent Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette & Lake Charles Grand Isle $ Feb
4th of July Spectacular - USS Kidd Veterans Museum Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 1984 $$ Jul
Cajun Music & Food Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Lake Charles 1987 $ Jul
Marshland Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Lake Charles 1990 $$ Jul
Washington Catfish Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Washington 1999 $ Apr
Krewe of Amani Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette & Lake Charles Patterson 1970 Free Feb
Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast Lafayette & Lake Charles Morgan City Varies Feb-Mar
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Breaux Bridge 1960 $ May
Carnival d'Acadie Lafayette & Lake Charles Crowley 2001 $ Feb
Starks Mayhaw Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Starks 1992 May
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 1965 $ Oct-Nov
Louisiana Book Festival Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 2002 Free Oct
Krewe of Adonis Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette & Lake Charles Morgan City 1975 Free Feb
Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras Lafayette & Lake Charles Eunice 1946 Free Feb-Mar
Black Heritage Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Lake Charles 1987 $$ Mar
LA Smoked Meat Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Ville Platte 1991 $ Jun
Krewe of Hephaestus Lafayette & Lake Charles Morgan City 1914 Free Mar
Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration Baton Rouge St. Francisville 2002 Free Jul
Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette & Lake Charles Lafayette 1986 Free Apr
Rayne Frog Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Rayne 1971 $ May
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Morgan City 1936 Free Aug-Sep
Roberts Cove Germanfest Lafayette & Lake Charles Rayne 1995 Free Oct
The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Plaisance 1982 $$ Aug-Sep
Mamou Cajun Music Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Mamou 1973 $ Sep
International Rice Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Crowley 1936 $$ Oct
Christmas Tour of Homes Lafayette & Lake Charles New Iberia $ Dec
Cajun & Creole Christmas Lafayette & Lake Charles Lafayette Varies Dec
Los Islenos Fiesta New Orleans St. Bernard Free Mar
Mardi Gras on the Northshore New Orleans Mandeville Free Feb-Mar
Franklin Harvest Moon Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Franklin 2000 $ Oct
Earth Fest at the Audubon Zoo New Orleans New Orleans 1988 $$ Mar
Atchafalaya Basin Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Henderson 2007 $ Nov
Abbeville's Giant Omelette Celebration Lafayette & Lake Charles Abbeville 1985 Varies Nov
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles New Iberia 1942 Varies Sep
Delcambre Shrimp Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Delcambre 1950 Varies Aug
Cajun Christmas Bayou Parade Lafayette & Lake Charles Breaux Bridge 1997 Free Dec
World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off Lafayette & Lake Charles New Iberia 1989 Free Oct
Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge New Orleans Hammond 2004 Free Mar
Lydia Cajun Food Fest Lafayette & Lake Charles Lydia 2002 $ Sep
Boudin Cook-Off Lafayette & Lake Charles Lafayette 2008 Free Oct
Le Cajun Music Awards & Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Lafayette 1984 Free-$$ Aug
Amite Oyster Festival New Orleans Amite 1976 $ Mar
Festivals Acadiens Lafayette & Lake Charles Lafayette 1972 Free Oct
Christmas on the Cajun Coast Lafayette & Lake Charles Morgan City, Franklin, Patterson Free-$$ Dec
Get Yah Praise On New Orleans New Orleans 1988 $$ Feb
Allstate Sugar Bowl New Orleans New Orleans 1935 $$$ Jan
Gretna Heritage Festival New Orleans Gretna 1994 $$ Oct
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1970 $$$ Apr-May
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience New Orleans New Orleans 1992 $$ May
Bridge City Gumbo Festival New Orleans Bridge City 1973 Free Oct
Wooden Boat Festival New Orleans Madisonville 1990 $ Oct
Louisiana Catfish Festival New Orleans Des Allemands 1975 $$ Jun
Great Louisiana Birdfest New Orleans Mandeville 1997 $-$$$ Apr
Louisiana Crawfish Festival New Orleans Chalmette 1975 Free Mar
New Orleans Spring Fiesta & Historic Home Tours New Orleans New Orleans 1937 $$ Mar
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo New Orleans New Orleans 2006 $-$$ May
Crescent City Classic Racefest New Orleans New Orleans 1979 $ Apr
Jazz'N the Vines at the Pontchartrain Vineyards New Orleans Bush 2000 $ Apr-Jun
Asian Heritage Festival New Orleans New Orleans $$ Apr
Soul Fest at the Audubon Zoo New Orleans New Orleans 2003 $$ Mar
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience New Orleans New Orleans 1998 $$$ Oct-Nov
French Market Creole Tomato Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1987 Free Jun
Rock 'N Roar Fest New Orleans Hammond 1998 $ Mar
New Orleans Oyster Festival New Orleans New Orleans Varies Jun
New Orleans Greek Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1974 $ May
Bayou Country Superfest New Orleans New Orleans 2011 $$$ May
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival New Orleans Ponchatoula 1972 Free Apr
Festival of the Lake New Orleans Mandeville $ Oct
Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1986 $$ Mar
St. Tammany Crab Festival New Orleans Lacombe 1978 $ Jun
Go 4th on the River New Orleans Covington 1990 Free Jul
Essence Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1994 $$$ Jul
Louisiana Peach Festival Shreveport & Bossier City Ruston 1951 $ Jun
Christmas New Orleans Style New Orleans New Orleans 1985 Free Dec
Red River Revel Arts Festival Shreveport & Bossier City Shreveport 1976 Free Oct
Three Rivers Art Festival New Orleans Covington 1996 Free Nov
State Fair of Louisiana Shreveport & Bossier City Shreveport 1906 $ Oct-Nov
Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival New Orleans Buras 1947 Free Dec
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl New Orleans New Orleans 2001 $$ Dec
Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival New Orleans Destrehan 1972 $ Nov
Mudbug Madness Shreveport & Bossier City Shreveport 1984 $ May
Louisiana Redbud Festival Shreveport & Bossier City Vivian 1964 Free Mar
Louisiana Renaissance Festival New Orleans Hammond 2000 $ Nov-Dec
Fall Swamp Pop Music Festival New Orleans Hammond $ Nov
Festival of the Bonfires New Orleans Lutcher 1989 $ Dec
Shreveport-Bossier Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade Shreveport & Bossier City Shreveport 1991 Free Feb
Thibodeauxville Fall Festival New Orleans Thibodaux 1992 Free Nov
Louisiana Watermelon Festival Shreveport & Bossier City Farmerville 1963 Free Jul
Christmas in Roseland Shreveport & Bossier City Shreveport 1983 $$ Nov-Dec
ArtBreak Shreveport & Bossier City Shreveport 1984 Free Apr
Poke Salad Festival Shreveport & Bossier City Blanchard 1974 Varies May
Independence Bowl Shreveport & Bossier City Shreveport 1976 $$$ Dec
Holiday in Dixie Shreveport & Bossier City Shreveport 1949 $$ Apr
Mardi Gras World / Kern Studios New Orleans New Orleans 1932 $$ Jan-Dec IFEA
Holiday Trail of Lights Shreveport & Bossier City Bossier City 1992 Varies Nov-Dec
Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage / Tour of Homes Alexandria Natchitoches 1954 $$$ Oct
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. New Orleans New Orleans 1984 Free Apr IFEA
Lafayette Mardi Gras Lafayette & Lake Charles Lafayette 1869 Varies Mar
Louisiana Pirate Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Lake Charles 1958 $ May
Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette & Lake Charles Bayou Vista 1980 Free Mar
Krewe of Galatea Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette & Lake Charles Morgan City 1969 Free Mar
Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans New Orleans 2003 $$$ Jul
Calca-Chew Food Festival Lafayette & Lake Charles Lake Charles 1985 Free Sep
Kite Fest Louisiane Baton Rouge Port Allen 2005 Free Apr
Mardi Gras New Orleans New Orleans Feb-Mar
Satchmo SummerFest New Orleans New Orleans 2001 Free Aug
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