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Check each website carefully for this year's dates as some festivals do not update their websites until the festival nears and some festivals even skip years.  For color code key, see our Help Page.
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A Taste of Covington - Covington, Louisiana - Historic Covington now has a 4 day food and wine event.  Come join them for their annual food and wine experience on the New Orleans Northshore in Louisiana.  This event also offers Original works of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, wood, mixed media, and more.

Giant Omelette Celebration Festival

Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance - Abbeville, Louisiana - Website for the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance, supporter of the Giant Omelette Celebration Festival in Abbeville.  Also information on Abbeville's Alliance Center Museum and Art Gallery.  The Confrerie D' Abbeville welcomes you to Abbeville's "5000 EGG" Giant Omelette Celebration! This family oriented event including a kids world kicks off Saturday morning with a charity walk through Historic Downtown Abbeville.

Andouille Festival - LaPlace, Lousiana - The Andouille Festival will be held in October at the St. John Community Center.  The festival will include info, music, food, events, pageants, kids zone, sponsors, crafts, map and contact info.

Angola Prison Rodeo & Arts and Crafts Festival - Angola, Louisiana -  official site of the annual festival featuring professional rodeo events including convict poker, wild cow milking, bull-dogging, guts and glory, and more. The Angola Prison Rodeo is a professionally produced rodeo and the longest running prison rodeo in the nation, starting in 1965.

Ascension Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival is the perfect festival for all ages, but especially for families with kids,” said Ascension Festival and Cultural Council, Inc. Chairman Brad Walker. “Our goal is to attract people from all over the southern region of the country to Ascension Parish and to our great facility, the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

Backbeat Jazz Fest - New Orleans, Louisiana - The Backbeat Jazz Fest Series will not only celebrate New Orleans music but also provide a glimpse of the visual arts scene with works on display by Lionel Milton, an artist with New Orleans roots, style and flair.

Baton Rouge Blues Festival - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Join the annual Baton Rouge Blues week in April of each year.  Check out our site for more information on the bands, foods and events.

Bayou Bacchanal - New Orleans, Louisiana - The official site of Bayou Bacchanal.  The Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans.  Bayou Bacchanal is hosted by Caribbean Carnival / Friends of Culture in New Orleans every first Saturday of November that brings the city to life with amazin costumes, steel band drums and the delightful cuisine.

Bayou Country SuperFest - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Featuring music, food and fun, Fan Fest will take place each day of Bayou Country Superfest outside Tiger Stadium.  Fan Fest will feature a music performance stage sponsored by Budweiser, The Official Beer Sponsor of Bayou Country Superfest, complementing the Festival’s tailgating activities.

Bayou Teche Bear Festival - Franklin, Louisiana - The Festival, an outreach program to educate the residents of St. Mary Parish on the Louisiana Black Bear, will feature live music, food, education activities, field trips and children's activities in true Louisiana style.

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - Breaux Bridge, Louisiana - one of the many Louisiana food festivals that is held in May and centers on the legendary Louisiana crayfish.  This is one of the more popular Louisiana festivals. Get dates, directions, camping and RV info.

Bridge City Gumbo Festival - Bridge City, Louisiana - Bridge City's "world famous" Gumbo is cooked daily at the festival grounds and over 2000 gallons of both seafood and chicken/sausage gumbo will be prepared for our visitors during the festival.  A variety of other native Louisiana cooking such as jambalaya, New Orleans style red beans and rice with sausage as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, onion mums, homemade cakes and candies, funnel cakes and many other delicious surprises will also be available.

Bywater Neighborhood Association Mirliton Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - Mirliton Festival held in November.  Come for music, food, arts, kids tent, and neighborly fun.  Check our website for detailed schedule.

Cajun Festival - Marrero, Louisiana - Cajun Festival at the corner of Barataria and Ames on the Westbank.  Cajun Food, music, games, and fun for the entire family and it's FREE!

Cajun French Music Festival - Lake Charles, Lousiana - The Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) is a non-profit organization comprised of Cajuns and Non-Cajuns whose purpose is to promote and preserve not only Cajun music but various aspects of the Acadian Heritage.

Church Point Buggy Festival - Church Point, Louisiana - one of many Louisiana festivals offering fun for the children and adults, contests, music, food and more. The Church Point Buggy Festival was originally organized by The Acadia St. Landry Medical Foundation, a non-profit organization, as a fundraiser in support of the Acadia St. Landry Hospital. This event has through the years, not only allowed the hospital to remain open but has allowed the hospital to add several new departments and expand into a top notch rural hospital.

Cochon de Lait Festival - Mansura, Louisiana - The Cochon de Lait Festival held annually on Mother's Day Weekend mixes great cajun food, good times and music with cochon de lait (french for roast suckling pig) to create an unforgettable experience. Plenty for the entire family to pass a good time. Festival offers a giant Midway, nightly street dances, great cajun food, contests, parade, arts/crafts booths and so much more.

Contraband Days Festival - Lake Charles, Louisiana - Once a year during the first two weeks in May, the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, returns to rollicking, swashbuckling days of the pirates and buccaneers who once sailed the area's lakes, rivers, and bayous. Legend has it that the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte buried his contraband treasure somewhere along the Southwest Louisiana's plentiful waterways. The celebration of this historic figure and his adventures has grown into a twelve-day extravaganza of unmatched festivity.

Cultural Crossroads - Minden, Louisiana - Spring Arts Festival - Non-profit arts organization based in Minden.  Hosts the Spring Arts Festival each Spring in April.  Call (318) 377-3002 for more details!  Arts & Fun for the whole family! This festival is dedicated to preserving the arts and culture of Webster Parish.

Delcambre Shrimp Festival and Fair Association - Delcambre, Louisiana - Catch this festival the third full weekend in August.  Fais-do-do (street dances), fair, pageants, Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, shrimp cook-off and cajun rides.

Denham Springs Antique Festivals - Denham Springs, Louisiana - The Antique Village host two festivals a year. Over 150 vendor booths line up in the middle of Range Ave. and sell antiques, art, greenery, crafts and many more items. There is plenty of food such as jambalaya, hamburgers, funnel cakes, kettle corn and much, much more.

Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week - Lafayette, Louisiana - Held each April in Lafayette.    Join our morning intensive classes, master presentations, afternoon workshops, dance lessons and our nightly open-to-the-public dances. What's more, our Roots Heritage Festival, also open to the public, takes place all day on Saturday and features dance bands, workshops and fun for the entire family.

Ebb and Flow Festival - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Taking place on the first weekend of April, Ebb and Flow serves as an anchor event for Louisiana’s festival season, with the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Festival International, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, among others, to follow.

Essence Music Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - Get tickets, meet the entertainers, links to music, seminars and the cyberlounge.

FestiGals - New Orleans, Louisiana - The mission of FestiGals is to provide a fun, safe and enriching weekend for women to relax, enjoy high quality special events and explore the cultural diversity and rich heritage of New Orleans while contributing to causes that benefit and empower women. This festival is in June.

Festival International de Louisiane - Lafayette, Louisiana - Where the French from France meet the French from Louisiana.  Performers info online as well as daily schedules by events or by stage.  This festival is an annual community event drawing together approximately 1,000 volunteers from all segments of the community to work together to celebrate both our diversity and the common human experience that binds us together.

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Lafayette, Louisiana - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles started in 1972 as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive. Since then it has grown into a three day event every October that attracts people of many different nationalities from all over the world.

Franklin Parish Catfish Festival

Franklin Parish Catfish Festival - Winnsboro, Louisiana -  The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival for the past 18 years has been held on the second Saturday of April.  This family-oriented event features some 300 arts and crafts booths from vendors across America. In addition, the Catfish Festival provides a great venue for local and area entertainment groups, as well as other featured performers.  Children's games, arts and crafts, music, and great Louisiana pond-raised catfish help make the event the success it is.

French Quarter Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - New Orleans own celebration.  Enjoy 250 hours of free entertainment featuring more than 150 musical performances on fifteen stages throughout the French Quarter over a three-day weekend. Nearly 60 food and beverage booths located in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. One of the more popular New Orleans festivals.

Friends Pet Fest - Metairie, Louisiana - Friends Pet Fest is the Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter's Third Annual all breed, all species, companion festival and pet adoption event. It is an event where Pets can bring their families for a day of fun, Education, Delicious Food and Entertainment.

Frog Festival - Rayne, Louisiana - From the opening "fais-do-do," a World Champion Frog Jumping Contest, a spectacular Fireworks Display, incredible entertainment and--of course--those jumping "ouaouarons" we will guarantee that you "pass a good time."

Giant Omelette Celebration - Abbeville, Louisiana - Annual Celebration is a French cultural exchange program which includes the cooking of a 5,000 egg omelette in the middle of Concord Street in Downtown Abbeville, Louisiana, using a 12 foot skillet on an open fire. Celebration includes an art & craft show, antique car show, tour of homes, Cajun bands, food and dancing.

Go 4th On The River - New Orleans, Louisiana - featuring entertainment and fireworks extravaganza sponsored by the riverfront attractions and local television and radio.

Gonzales Swamp Pop Festival - Gonzales, Louisiana - "Swamp Pop" is its own unique genre of Louisiana music alongside Cajun, zydeco, and blues; imagine Cajun music with a rock-and-roll flair. In the 1950's, several swamp pop songs even reached the national charts. The festival features a number of these nationally known performers, along with Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductees, South Louisiana Music Association award winners, and many more of the most popular swamp pop performers.

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is operated by an all-volunteer Fair Board with the help of a number of dedicated volunteers. Monies raised by the Fair are used to fund youth-oriented Worthy Causes in the Greater Baton Rouge area with over $1,200,000 being returned to the community in the years since 1987.

Greek Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - Acropolis on the bayou!  Being an eastern port city, New Orleans has a substantial Greek poulation who celebrate their culture with the Greek Festivals, one of New Orleans more popular festivals.

Gretna Heritage Festival - Gretna, Louisiana - Featuring Food, Live Music, Crafts, Carnival Rides, Games, Family Entertainment in Gretna, Louisiana. Also celebrates Italian and German culture with ethnic food, drink and music.

Hammond Smokin' Blues and BBQ Challenge - Hammond, Louisiana - More than 50 KCBS teams from around the U.S. will compete against each other and local teams for more than $12,000 in Cash & Prizes.  The event also features local Bands from around the region playing music on the Northshore Broadcasting stage both Friday night and Saturday. Come and enjoy world class BBQ and listen to local favorites in March.

Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival - Independence, Louisiana - Independence slowly became a predominately Sicilian Italian Community.  It is more diverse culturally today but is still characterized by its excellent Sicilian Italian Cuisine and its hard working and friendly people.  Come celebrate with them at their Sicilian Heritage Festival the 2nd weekend in March.

International Acadian Festival - Plaquemine, Louisiana - The festival features something for everyone to enjoy. To prove our point, a motto of the festival is "Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler." And if you don't know what that means, ask a Cajun and he'll tell you with a smile, "Let the Good Times Roll."

International Heritage Celebration - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Held in October it brings the community together and fosters better interaction between its ethnic groups by increasing knowledge and understanding of each other. Music, food, dance, storytelling and educational booths from over 50 countries provide a rich insight into the multi-cultural makeup of Baton Rouge.

International Rice Festival - Crowley, Louisiana - one of many Louisiana festivals it is one of the largest, filling the streets of Crowley with festival goers.  It's also one of the oldest Agricultural Festivals in the US dating to 1927.

Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - This New Orleans Festival is celebrated in March with a parade, marching clubs and alot of green beer.  Check our website for the next celebration of the Irish.

Irish Italian Parade of Louisiana - New Orleans, Louisiana - This New Orleans Festival is in March. Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Louisiana Irish-Italian Association. On this site, you will find parade information as well as details regarding the events leading up to the parade, information about our Grand Marshalls, and the story of our great historical beginning that our founder Eddie Renton Sr. created back in 1983.

Italian American Marching Club - New Orleans, Louisiana - New Orleans Festival held in March. The Italian American Marching Club is one of the largest ethnic organizations in the Southeastern United States. It was founded by Joseph Cardenia and friends in 1970 and has climbed to heights of 1500 members in recent years. Our objective is to keep our Italian heritage prevalent in New Orleans, the destination of so many of our forefathers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Our organization is unique in that we have incorporated the focal point of New Orleans' festive culture, the parade, into our love of our Italian heritage. We do this in celebration of St. Joseph's Day each year.

Jambalaya Festival, The - Gonzales, Louisiana -  one of the many Louisiana food festivals which features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, a variety of food and so much fun it takes four days to get it all in.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Jazz & Heritage Festival - official site of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Showcases strong gospel, rhythm and blues, soul, and jazz acts. Schedules, Jazz tickets & information about performers.  Inspired by the spirit of Mahalia Jackson & the Eureka Brass Band in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival continues to celebrate the culture of Louisiana with the combined fervor of a gospel hymn & the joy of a jazz parade.

Jim Bowie Festival - Vidalia, Louisiana - this Louisiana festival kicks off with a "Backyard Barbeque Contest" between local amateurs and has become a two-day event, with live music, games and rides for kids, arts & crafts, concessions, with the greater part of the fest on the Riverwalk!

Lagniappe Dulcimer Society Festival - Port Allen, Louisiana - another of Louisiana's great festivals with good Louisiana food and mountain dulcimer music.

Lake Charles Contraband Days Festival - Lake Charles, Louisiana - Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival.  Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival.

"Le Cajun" Music Awards and Festival - Lafayette, Louisiana -  held at Blackham Coliseum is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a three-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music.

Lecompte Pie Festival - Lecompte, Louisiana - Pottery, wood, fabrics, jewelry, paintings, basketry, soaps, candles, preserves and pies, pies, pies.  Come join us for a slice of Louisiana at the Lecompte Pie Festival in early October.  A slice of Louisiana is waiting for you! Arts & Crafts, Kids area, Food, Great Entertainment, and pies, pies, and more pies! Lecompte, Louisiana the Pie Capital of Louisiana.

Le Festivale de la Viande Boucanee - Ville Platte, Louisiana - June is festival time is South Louisiana, and when you hear the music and smell delicious food coming from clouds of smoke, then it's Le Festivale de la Viande Boucanee, better known as the SMOKED MEAT FESTIVAL. This two day event, promoted by Chapter 632 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, is held on the last full weekend of June each year in the "Smoked Meat Capital of the World", Ville Platte, Louisiana.

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