Louisiana Festivals and Events


The Louisiana Seafood Festival
The Louisiana Seafood Festival in New Orleans

With some 400 different festivals each year, it’s easy to see why Louisiana is often called the Festival Capital of America.

We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish, and every type of music that's played here.

Throughout the year, music, food, history and holidays inspire festivals and events of all sizes throughout Louisiana, from north to south, east to west.

From the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge in South Louisiana, to the Peach Festival in Ruston to the north, there is a festival for everyone!

And with Louisiana's mild climate, festivals happen year-round, like the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival in January.

Part of the festivities at Mudbug Madness in Shreveport
Part of the festivities at Mudbug Madness in Shreveport

 

Included below is a list of highlights of the extensive festival season and major events typically scheduled most years in Louisiana. The list focuses on long-running festivals and those with widespread appeal.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Listed below are festivals held most years in Louisiana.

Due to concern over the spread of the Coronavirus, some events in 2022 in Louisiana have been postponed, rescheduled or cancelled.

Some festivals have not yet established their dates for 2022.

Events are always subject to change.

We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.

 

Highlights of the Louisiana Festival Season (By City)

Festival City Date
Louisiana Cattle Festival & Fair
Abbeville, Louisiana October 7-9, 2022
Amite Oyster Festival
Amite, Louisiana March 18-20, 2022
Annual Etouffee Festival
Arnaudville, Louisiana April 29 - May 1, 2022
Louisiana Swine Festival
Basile, Louisiana  
Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana April 23-24, 2022
Plaquemines Parish Seafood & Heritage Festival
Belle Chase, Louisiana  
Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival
Bogalusa, Louisiana  
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Parc Hardy
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana May 6-8, 2022
Bridge City Gumbo Festival
Bridge City, Louisiana October 14-16, 2022
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana June 9-11, 2022
Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival
Buras, Louisiana December 3-4, 2022
Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival
Cameron, Louisiana January 6-8, 2022
Louisiana Crawfish Festival
Frederick Sigur Civic Center
Chalmette, Louisiana March 17-20, 2022
Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras
Church Point, Louisiana  
Louisiana Pecan Festival
Colfax, Louisiana November 4-6, 2022
International Rice Festival
Crowley, Louisiana October 20-23, 2022
Delcambre Shrimp Festival
Delcambre, Louisiana August 17-21, 2022
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
Railroad Museum
DeQuincy, Louisiana  
Beauregard Watermelon Festival
Deridder, Louisiana June 23-25, 2022
Louisiana Catfish Festival
Des Allemands, Louisiana  
Destrehan Fall Festival
Destrehan, Louisiana November 12-13, 2022
Louisiana Nursery Festival
Forest Hill, Louisiana  
Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival
Franklin, Louisiana  
Louisiana Family Festival
Gonzales, Louisiana  
Jambalaya Festival
Gonzales, Louisiana May 27-29, 2022
International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
Grand Isle, Louisiana July 28-30 2022
Gretna Heritage Festival
Gretna, Louisiana October 7-9, 2022
Gueydan Duck Festival
Gueydan, Louisiana August 25-28, 2022
Louisiana Renaissance Festival
Hammond, Louisiana November 5-6, 2022
Atchafalaya Basin Festival
Henry Guidry Memorial Park
Henderson, Louisiana  
Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival
Festival Square, Downtown
Independence, Louisiana March 11-13, 2022
Iowa Rabbit Festival
Iowa, Louisiana  
Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival
Krotz Springs, Louisiana June 2-4, 2022
Festival International De Louisiane
Lafayette, Louisiana April 27 - May 1, 2022
Festival Acadiens Et Creoles
Lafayette, Louisiana March 18-20, 2022
Black Heritage Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana  
Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana  
Louisiana Pirate Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana April 28 - May 8, 2022
Cajun Music and Food Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana  
Chuck Fest
Lake Charles, Louisiana  
Andouille Festival
St. John Community Center
Thomas F. Daley Park
LaPlace, Louisiana  
French Food Festival
Larose, Louisiana  
Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival
Lebeau, Louisiana  
May Fest
Leesville, Louisiana May 6-7, 2022
West Louisiana Forestry Festival
Leesville, Louisiana  
Alligator Festival
Westbank Bridge Park
Luling, Louisiana September 22-25, 2022

Festival of the Bonfires

Lutcher, Louisiana  

Wooden Boat Festival

Madisonville, Louisiana  
Mamou Cajun Music Festival
Mamou, Louisiana  
Cochon de Lait Festival
Mansura, Louisiana  
Scottish Tartan Festival
Minden, Louisiana April 23, 2022
Red, White and Blue Air Show
Monroe, Louisiana June 17-18, 2022
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Lawrence Park
Morgan City, Louisiana  
Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival
Riverbank Downtown
Natchitoches, Louisiana September 16-17, 2022
Natchitoches Christmas Festival
Natchitoches, Louisiana  
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
Downtown
New Iberia, Louisiana September 22-25, 2022

World Championship Gumbo Cook-off
Bouligny Plaza

New Iberia, Louisiana October 8-9, 2022

French Quarter Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana April 21-24, 2022

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana April 29 - May 8, 2022

Harvest Festival on False River

New Roads, Louisiana  
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Ponchatoula, Louisiana April 8-10, 2022
Port Barre Cracklin Festival
Port Barre, Louisiana  
Rayne Frog Festival
Rayne, Louisiana May 12-15, 2022
Louisiana Peach Festival
Ruston, Louisiana June 4, 2022
Scott Boudin Festival
Scott, Louisiana April 22-24, 2022
State Fair of Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana October 27- November 13, 2022
Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival
Festival Plaza, River Front
Shreveport, Louisiana  
Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, Louisiana March 27-29, 2022
Annual Hospice Foundation of the South Crawfish Cookoff
Slidell, Louisiana April 23, 2022
St. Tammany Crab Festival
Slidell, Louisiana  
Boucherie Festival
Sorrento, Louisiana  
Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay
Thibodaux, Louisiana  
The Italian Festival
Tickfaw, Louisiana April 22-24, 2022
Riff Ridgel Crawfish Cookoff
Tickfaw, Louisiana May 14, 2022
Louisiana Cotton Festival
Ville Platte, Louisiana  
Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival
Ville Platte, Louisiana  
Louisiana Redbud Festival
Vivian, Louisiana March 19, 2022
Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
Zwolle, Louisiana  
Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival
Zwolle, Louisiana  
     

IMPORTANT NOTES

Listed above are festivals held most years in Louisiana.

Due to concern over the spread of the Coronavirus, some events in 2022 in Louisiana have been postponed, rescheduled or cancelled.

Some festivals have not yet established their dates for 2022.

Events are always subject to change.

We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.

 

 

For More Information, Events and Details

Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals

Louisiana Office of Tourism - LouisianaTravel.com

Festival time in Lafayette
Festival time in Lafayette (Photograph courtesy of the LA Office of Tourism)

 

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