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 Video Book Group
Cajun Music & Food Festival Lafayette Lake Charles 1987 $ Jul
Boudin Cook-Off & Acadiana Bacon Festival Lafayette Lafayette 2008 Free Oct
Festival of the Bonfires New Orleans Lutcher 1989 $ Dec
Amite Oyster Festival New Orleans Amite 1976 $ Mar
International Rice Festival Lafayette Crowley 1936 $$ Oct
Rayne Frog Festival Lafayette Rayne 1971 $ May
Holiday Trail of Lights Shreveport Bossier City 1992 Varies Nov-Dec
French Quarter Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1984 Free Apr
Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage / Tour of Homes Alexandria Natchitoches 1954 $$$ Oct
Lafayette Mardi Gras Lafayette Lafayette 1869 Varies Mar
Louisiana Pirate Festival Lafayette Lake Charles 1958 $ May
Krewe of Galatea Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette Morgan City 1969 Free Mar
Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette Bayou Vista 1980 Free Mar
Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans New Orleans 2002 Free Sep
Mardi Gras World / Kern Studios New Orleans New Orleans 1932 $$ Jan-Dec
Bridge City Gumbo Festival New Orleans Bridge City 1973 Free Oct
Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Lafayette Lake Charles 1979 Varies Jan-Mar
Louisiana Redbud Festival Shreveport Vivian 1964 Free Mar
Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival Lafayette Ville Platte 1991 $ Jun
Abbeville's Giant Omelette Celebration Lafayette Abbeville 1985 Varies Nov
Red River Revel Arts Festival Shreveport Shreveport 1976 Free Oct
St. Margaret Calca-Chew Food Festival Lafayette Lake Charles 1985 Free Sep
Kite Fest Louisiane Baton Rouge Port Allen 2005 Free Apr
Mardi Gras New Orleans New Orleans 1699 Free Feb-Mar
Satchmo SummerFest New Orleans New Orleans 2001 Free Aug
Gonzales Jambalaya Festival Baton Rouge Gonzales 1967 Free May
Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival Alexandria Natchitoches 2003 Free Sep
Holiday Light Safari Alexandria Alexandria 1992 $ Dec
Natchitoches - NSU Folk Festival Alexandria Natchitoches 1980 $ Jul
Wearin' of the Green Parade Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 1986 Free Mar
Italian Festival Baton Rouge Tickfaw 1973 $$ Apr
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Pow Wow Alexandria Marksville 1996 $ May
Baton Rouge Blues Festival Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 1981 Free Apr
Natchitoches Christmas Festival Alexandria Natchitoches 1926 Varies Nov-Jan
Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo Lafayette Lake Charles 1939 $$ Jan-Feb
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival Lafayette DeQuincy 1983 Free Apr
Independent Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette Grand Isle $ Feb
USS Kidd Veterans Museum 4th of July Spectacular Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 1984 $$ Jul
Marshland Festival Lafayette Lake Charles 1990 $$ Jul
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Lafayette Breaux Bridge 1960 $ May
Carnival d'Acadie Lafayette Crowley 2001 $ Feb
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 1965 $ Oct-Nov
Louisiana Book Festival Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 2002 Free Oct
Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run Lafayette Eunice 1946 Free Feb-Mar
Black Heritage Festival Lafayette Lake Charles 1987 $$ Mar
Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette Lafayette 1986 Free Apr
Krewe of Hephaestus Lafayette Morgan City 1914 Free Mar
Krewe of Adonis Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette Morgan City 1975 Free Feb
Starks Mayhaw Festival Lafayette Starks 1992 Free-$ May
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Lafayette Morgan City 1936 Free Sep
Roberts Cove Germanfest Lafayette Rayne 1995 Free Oct
Mamou Cajun Music Festival Lafayette Mamou 1973 $ Sep
Cajun & Creole Christmas Lafayette Lafayette Varies Dec
Mardi Gras on the Northshore New Orleans Mandeville 1965 Free Feb-Mar
Atchafalaya Basin Festival Lafayette Henderson 2007 $ Nov
Delcambre Shrimp Festival Lafayette Delcambre 1950 Varies Aug
Le Cajun Music Awards & Festival Lafayette Lafayette 1984 Free-$$ Aug
World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off Lafayette New Iberia 1989 Free Oct
Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge New Orleans Hammond 2004 Free Mar
Lydia Cajun Food Fest Lafayette Lydia 2002 $ Sep
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Lafayette New Iberia 1942 Varies Sep
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Lafayette Lafayette 1972 Free Oct
Sugar Bowl New Orleans New Orleans 1935 $$$ 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 $$ May
Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival Lafayette Plaisance 1982 $$ Aug-Sep
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
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience New Orleans New Orleans 1998 $$$ Oct-Nov
Creole Tomato Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1987 Free Jun
Rock 'N Roar Fest New Orleans Hammond 1998 $ Mar
New Orleans Greek Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1974 $ May
Bayou Country Superfest New Orleans New Orleans 2011 $$$ May
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival New Orleans Ponchatoula 1972 Free Apr
Festival of the Lake New Orleans Mandeville 1982 $ Oct
Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival New Orleans New Orleans 1986 $$ Mar
St. Tammany Crab Festival New Orleans Lacombe 1978 $ Jun
Go 4th on the River New Orleans Covington 1990 Free Jul
Essence Festival of Culture New Orleans New Orleans 1994 $$$ Jul
Louisiana Peach Festival Shreveport Ruston 1951 $ Jun
Christmas New Orleans Style New Orleans New Orleans 1985 Free Dec
Three Rivers Art Festival New Orleans Covington 1996 Free Nov
State Fair of Louisiana Shreveport Shreveport 1906 $ Oct-Nov
Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival New Orleans Buras 1947 Free Dec
New Orleans Bowl New Orleans New Orleans 2001 $$ Dec
Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival New Orleans Destrehan 1972 $ Nov
Mudbug Madness Shreveport Shreveport 1984 $ May
Louisiana Renaissance Festival New Orleans Hammond 2000 $ Nov-Dec
Fall Swamp Pop Music Festival New Orleans Hammond $ Nov
Shreveport-Bossier Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade Shreveport Shreveport 1991 Free Feb
Thibodeauxville Fall Festival New Orleans Thibodaux 1992 Free Nov
Louisiana Watermelon Festival Shreveport Farmerville 1963 Free Jul
Christmas in Roseland Shreveport Shreveport 1983 $$ Nov-Dec
Poke Salad Festival Shreveport Blanchard 1974 Varies May
ArtBreak Shreveport Shreveport 1984 Free Apr
Independence Bowl Shreveport Shreveport 1976 $$$ Dec
Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast Lafayette Morgan City 1699 Varies Feb-Mar
Krewe of Amani Mardi Gras Parade Lafayette Patterson 1970 Free Feb
Los Islenos Fiesta New Orleans St. Bernard Free Mar
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