2021 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.

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 scheduled in Louisiana during 2021. The list focuses on long-running festivals and those with widespread appeal.

We are currently updating our list of 2021 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Due to COVID-19, many events in 2021 have been postponed, rescheduled or cancelled. Events are always subject to change. We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.

 

Highlights of the 2021 Louisiana Festival Season (By City)

Festival City Date
Louisiana Cattle Festival & Fair
Abbeville, Louisiana TBA
Amite Oyster Festival
Downtown
Amite, Louisiana TBA
Annual Etouffee Festival
Arnaudville, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Swine Festival
Basile, Louisiana TBA
Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana TBA
Plaquemines Parish Seafood & Heritage Festival
Belle Chase, Louisiana TBA
Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival
Bogalusa, Louisiana TBA
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Parc Hardy
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana TBA
Bridge City Gumbo Festival
Bridge City, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival
Cameron, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Crawfish Festival
Frederick Sigur Civic Center
Chalmette, Louisiana TBA
Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras
Church Point, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Pecan Festival
Colfax, Louisiana TBA
International Rice Festival
Crowley, Louisiana TBA
Delcambre Shrimp Festival
Delcambre, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
Railroad Museum
DeQuincy, Louisiana TBA
Beauregard Watermelon Festival
Deridder, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Catfish Festival
Des Allemands, Louisiana TBA
Destrehan Fall Festival
Destrehan, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Nursery Festival
Forest Hill, Louisiana TBA
Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival
Franklin, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Family Festival
Gonzales, Louisiana TBA
Jambalaya Festival
Gonzales, Louisiana TBA
International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo
Grand Isle, Louisiana TBA
Gretna Heritage Festival
Gretna, Louisiana TBA
Gueydan Duck Festival
Gueydan, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Renaissance Festival
Hammond, Louisiana TBA
Atchafalaya Basin Festival
Henry Guidry Memorial Park
Henderson, Louisiana TBA
Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival
Festival Square
Downtown
Independence, Louisiana TBA
Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival
Krotz Springs, Louisiana TBA
Celtic Bayou Festival
Warehouse 535
Lafayette, Louisiana TBA
Festival International De Louisiane
Lafayette, Louisiana TBA
Festival Acadiens Et Creoles
Lafayette, Louisiana TBA
Black Heritage Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana TBA
Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Pirate Festival
Lake Charles, Louisiana TBA
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 TBA
West Louisiana Forestry Festival
Leesville, Louisiana TBA
Alligator Festival
Westbank Bridge Park
Luling, Louisiana TBA

Wooden Boat Festival

Madisonville, Louisiana TBA
Mamou Cajun Music Festival
Mamou, Louisiana TBA
Cochon de Lait Festival
Mansura, Louisiana TBA
Scottish Tartan Festival
Minden, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Lawrence Park
Morgan City, Louisiana TBA
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 TBA
Port Barre Cracklin Festival
Port Barre, Louisiana TBA
Rayne Frog Festival
Rayne, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Peach Festival
Ruston, Louisiana TBA
Scott Boudin Festival
Scott, Louisiana TBA
State Fair of Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana TBA
Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival
Festival Plaza, River Front
Shreveport, Louisiana TBA
Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, Louisiana TBA
Annual Hospice Foundation of the South Crawfish Cookoff
Slidell, Louisiana TBA
St. Tammany Crab Festival
Slidell, Louisiana TBA
Starks Mayhaw Festival
Starks, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay
Thibodaux, Louisiana TBA
The Italian Festival
Tickfaw, Louisiana TBA
Riff Ridgel Crawfish Cookoff
Tickfaw, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Cotton Festival
Ville Platte, Louisiana TBA
Louisiana Redbud Festival
Vivian, Louisiana TBA
Franklin Parish Catfish Festival
Winnsboro, Louisiana TBA
Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
Zwolle, Louisiana TBA
Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival
Zwolle, Louisiana TBA
     

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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