Louisiana Festivals and Events

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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 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.


Due to concern over the spread of the Coronavirus, many events in 2021 in Louisiana 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 Louisiana Festival Season (By City)

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

Wooden Boat Festival

Madisonville, Louisiana
Mamou Cajun Music Festival
Mamou, Louisiana
Cochon de Lait Festival
Mansura, Louisiana
Scottish Tartan Festival
Minden, Louisiana
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Lawrence Park
Morgan City, Louisiana
Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival
Riverbank Downtown
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Natchitoches Christmas Festival
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Annual Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
New Iberia, Louisiana

World Championship Gumbo Cook-off
Bouligny Plaza

New Iberia, Louisiana
Port Barre Cracklin Festival
Port Barre, Louisiana
Rayne Frog Festival
Rayne, Louisiana
Louisiana Peach Festival
Ruston, Louisiana
Scott Boudin Festival
Scott, Louisiana
State Fair of Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival
Festival Plaza, River Front
Shreveport, Louisiana
Mudbug Madness
Shreveport, Louisiana
Annual Hospice Foundation of the South Crawfish Cookoff
Slidell, Louisiana
St. Tammany Crab Festival
Slidell, Louisiana
Starks Mayhaw Festival
Starks, Louisiana
Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay
Thibodaux, Louisiana
The Italian Festival
Tickfaw, Louisiana
Riff Ridgel Crawfish Cookoff
Tickfaw, Louisiana
Louisiana Cotton Festival
Ville Platte, Louisiana
Louisiana Redbud Festival
Vivian, Louisiana
Franklin Parish Catfish Festival
Winnsboro, Louisiana
Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta
Zwolle, Louisiana
Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival
Zwolle, Louisiana

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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