2020 Louisiana Festival and Event Calendar


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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 Louisian'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 scheduled in Louisiana during 2020. The list focuses on long-running festivals and those with widespread appeal.

We are currently updating our list of 2020 Louisiana festivals. If you would like your event considered for inclusion, or have updates, contact us.

Some events listed below have dates that are still to be announced (TBA). Updates will be posted as announcements are made by event organizers.

We recommend you check with individual festival sponsors to determine the latest schedules and information.

Highlights of the 2020 Louisiana Festival Season (By City)

Festival City Date
Louisiana Cattle Festival & Fair
Abbeville, Louisiana TBA
Amite Oyster Festival
Downtown
Amite, Louisiana March 20-22, 2020
Annual Etouffee Festival
Arnaudville, Louisiana April 24-26, 2020
Louisiana Swine Festival
Basile, Louisiana TBA
Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana TBA
Plaquemines Parish Seafood & Heritage Festival
Belle Chase, Louisiana May 15-17, 2020
Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival
Bogalusa, Louisiana September 25-26, 2020
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Parc Hardy
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana May 1-3, 2020
Bridge City Gumbo Festival
Bridge City, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana June 11-13, 2020
Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival
Cameron, Louisiana January 9-11, 2020
Louisiana Crawfish Festival
Frederick Sigur Civic Center
Chalmette, Louisiana March 26-29, 2020
Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras
Church Point, Louisiana February 22-23, 2020
Louisiana Pecan Festival
Colfax, Louisiana November 6-8, 2020
International Rice Festival
Crowley, Louisiana TBA
Delcambre Shrimp Festival
Delcambre, Louisiana August 19-23, 2020
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
Railroad Museum
DeQuincy, Louisiana April 9-11, 2020
Beauregard Watermelon Festival
Deridder, Louisiana June 26-27, 2020
Louisiana Catfish Festival
Des Allemands, Louisiana TBA
Destrehan Fall Festival
Destrehan, Louisiana November 14-15, 2020
Louisiana Nursery Festival
Forest Hill, Louisiana TBA
Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival
Franklin, Louisiana April 17-18, 2020
Louisiana Family Festival
Gonzales, Louisiana March 5-7, 2020
Jambalaya Festival
Gonzales, Louisiana May 22-24, 2020
International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
Grand Isle, Louisiana July 23-25, 2020
Gretna Heritage Festival
Gretna, Louisiana TBA
Gueydan Duck Festival
Gueydan, Louisiana August 27-30, 2020
Louisiana Renaissance Festival
Hammond, Louisiana November 7 - December 13, 2020
Atchafalaya Basin Festival
Henry Guidry Memorial Park
Henderson, Louisiana TBA
Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival
Festival Square
Downtown
Independence, Louisiana March 13-15, 2020
Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival
Krotz Springs, Louisiana May 21-23, 2020
Celtic Bayou Festival
Warehouse 535
Lafayette, Louisiana March 14-15, 2020
Festival International De Louisiane
Lafayette, Louisiana April 22-26, 2020
Festival Acadiens Et Creoles
Lafayette, Louisiana October 9-11, 2020
Black Heritage Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana February 8, 2020
Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana March 27-29, 2020
Louisiana Pirate Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana April 30 - May 10, 2020
Cajun Music and Food Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana TBA
Andouille Festival
St. John Community Center
Thomas F. Daley Park
LaPlace, Louisiana TBA
French Food Festival
Larose, Louisiana TBA
Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival
Lebeau, Louisiana TBA
May Fest
Leesville, Louisiana May 1-2, 2020
West Louisiana Forestry Festival
Leesville, Louisiana TBA
Alligator Festival
Westbank Bridge Park
Luling, Louisiana September 24-27, 2020

Wooden Boat Festival

Madisonville, Louisiana TBA
Mamou Cajun Music Festival
Mamou, Louisiana TBA
Cochon de Lait Festival
Mansura, Louisiana May 7-10, 2020
Scottish Tartan Festival
Minden, Louisiana April 4, 2020
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Lawrence Park
Morgan City, Louisiana September 3-7, 2020
Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival
Riverbank Downtown
Natchitoches, Louisiana TBA
Natchitoches Christmas Festival
Natchitoches, Louisiana TBA
Annual Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
Downtown
New Iberia, Louisiana TBA

World Championship Gumbo Cook-off
Bouligny Plaza

New Iberia, Louisiana October 10-11, 2020
King Cake Festival
Champion Square
New Orleans, Louisiana January 26, 2020

Mardi Gras 2020

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New Orleans and Around Louisiana February 25, 2020
Lafitte Greenway Fest
New Orleans, Louisiana March 21, 2020
French Quarter Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana April 16-19, 2020
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana April 23 - May 3, 2020
Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival
Louis Armstrong Park
New Orleans, Louisiana May 27-29, 2020
Essence Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana July 1-5, 2020
Harvest Festival
Downtown
New Roads, Louisiana TBA
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Memorial Park
Ponchatoula, Louisiana April 3-5, 2020
Port Barre Cracklin Festival
Port Barre, Louisiana TBA
Rayne Frog Festival
Rayne, Louisiana May 7-9, 2020
Louisiana Peach Festival
Ruston, Louisiana June 26-27, 2020
Scott Boudin Festival
Scott, Louisiana April 17-19, 2020
State Fair of Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana October 22 - November 8, 2020
Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival
Festival Plaza, River Front
Shreveport, Louisiana TBA
Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, Louisiana May 22-24, 2020
Annual Hospice Foundation of the South Crawfish Cookoff
Slidell, Louisiana April 18, 2020
St. Tammany Crab Festival
Slidell, Louisiana TBA
Starks Mayhaw Festival
Starks, Louisiana May 14-16, 2020
Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay
Thibodaux, Louisiana October 9-11, 2020
The Italian Festival
Tickfaw, Louisiana April 24-26, 2020
Riff Ridgel Crawfish Cookoff
Tickfaw, Louisiana May 18, 2020
Louisiana Cotton Festival
Ville Platte, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Redbud Festival
Vivian, Louisiana TBA
Franklin Parish Catfish Festival
Winnsboro, Louisiana April 4, 2020
Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
Zwolle, Louisiana TBA
Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival
Zwolle, Louisiana May 8-10, 2020
     

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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