Louisiana Festival and Event Calendar

The Louisiana Seafood FestivalThe 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.

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

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

Included below is a list of highlights of the extensive festival season and major events scheduled in Louisiana during 2017, focusing on long-running festivals and those with widespread appeal.

Check with individual festival sponsors to determine the latest schedules and information.

Shown below is our 2017 calendar ... View the 2018 Event Calendar

Highlights of the 2017 Louisiana Festival Season

Festival City Date
Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival
Cameron, Louisiana January 13-14, 2017
Mardi Gras
New Orleans and Around Louisiana February 28, 2017
Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival
Festival Square
Independence, Louisiana March 10-12, 2017
Amite Oyster Festival
Amite, Louisiana March 17-19, 2017
Louisiana Redbud Festival
Vivian, Louisiana March 18, 2017
Louisiana Crawfish Festival
Frederick Sigur Civic Center
Chalmette, Louisiana March 23-26, 2017
Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival
Keeper Williams Park
Patterson, Louisiana March 31 - April 2, 2017
Louisiana Nursery Festival
Forest Hill, Louisiana March, 2017
French Quarter Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana April 6-9, 2017
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Memorial Park
Ponchatoula, Louisiana April 7-9, 2017
Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana April 7-9, 2017
Franklin Parish Catfish Festival
Winnsboro, Louisiana April 8, 2017
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
Railroad Museum
DeQuincy, Louisiana April 13-15, 2017
Scott Boudin Festival
Scott, Louisiana April 21-23, 2017
NAS JRB New Orleans Air Show
New Orleans, Louisiana April 22-23, 2017
Festival International De Louisiane
Lafayette, Louisiana April 26-30, 2017
Chennault International Air Show
Lake Charles, Louisiana April 28-30, 2017
Contraband Days Festival
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana April 27 - May 7, 2017
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana April 28 - May 7, 2017
32nd Annual Etouffee Festival
Arnaudville, Louisiana April, 2017
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Parc Hardy
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana May 5-7, 2017
Defenders of Liberty Air Show
Barksdale AFB
Bossier City, Louisiana May 6-7, 2017
43rd Annual Cochon De Lait Festival
Mansura, Louisiana May 11-14, 2017
Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, Louisiana May 25-28, 2017
Jambalaya Festival
Irma Boulevard
Gonzales, Louisiana May 26-28, 2017
31st Annual Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana June 8-10, 2017
Louisiana Peach Festival
Ruston, Louisiana June 23-24, 2017
Louisiana Catfish Festival
Des Allemands, Louisiana June 23-25, 2017
Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival
Louis Armstrong Park
New Orleans
June 24-25, 2017
Cajun French Music & Food Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana July 14-15, 2017
International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
Grand Isle, Louisiana July 27-29, 2017
27th Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival
Lebeau, Louisiana July 1, 2017
Delcambre Shrimp Festival
Delcambre, Louisiana August 16-20, 2017
Gueydan Duck Festival
Gueydan, Louisiana August 24-27, 2017
82nd Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Lawrence Park
Morgan City, Louisiana August 31 - September 4, 2017
Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival
Riverbank State
Natchitoches, Louisiana September 15-16, 2017
Mamou Cajun Music Festival
Mamou, Louisiana September 15-16, 2017
Annual Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
New Iberia, Louisiana September 21-24, 2017
Alligator Festival
Westbank Bridge Park
Luling, Louisiana September 21-24, 2017
Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival
Festival Plaza, River Front
Shreveport, Louisiana September 30 - October 7, 2017
Louisiana Cotton Festival
Ville Platte, Louisiana October 10-15, 2017
41st Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
Zwolle, Louisiana October 12-14, 2017
Louisiana Cattle Festival & Fair
Abbeville, Louisiana October 12-15 2017
Festival Acadiens Et Creoles
Lafayette, Louisiana October 12-15, 2017
Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay
Thibodaux, Louisiana October 13-15 2017
Bridge City Gumbo Festival
Bridge City, Louisiana October 13-15 2017

Wooden Boat Festival

Madisonville, Louisiana October 14-15, 2017

World Championship Gumbo Cook-off
Bouligny Plaza

New Iberia, Louisiana October 14-15, 2017
International Rice Festival
Crowley, Louisiana October 19-22, 2017
Andouille Festival
St. John Community Center
Thomas F. Daley Park
LaPlace, Louisiana October 20-22, 2017
State Fair of Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana October 26 - November 12, 2017
49th Louisiana Pecan Festival
Colfax, Louisiana November 3 - 5, 2017
Louisiana Swine Festival
Basile, Louisiana November 3 - 5, 2017
Atchafalaya Basin Festival
Henry Guidry Memorial Park
Henderson, Louisiana November 11, 2017
Natchitoches Christmas Festival
Natchitoches, Louisiana November 18, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Cottonport Christmas on the Bayou
Cottonport, Louisiana December 8 - 10, 2017


List of Louisiana Festivals and Event Calendar for 2018


For More Information, Events and Details

Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals

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

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