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Complete Alphabetical Listing


Is there a festival that you can't quite remember the name to?
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AlexRiverFete

May 2-4, 2024


915 3rd St
Alexandria, LA 71301

Mailing Address
915 3rd St
Alexandria, LA 71301
Website:

AlexRiverFete is a family friendly festival celebrating the arts, culture and heritage of Central Louisiana. Visitors will enjoy dozens of lively arts programs, colorful street performers, vibrant craft displays, live music, delicious food, children's activities and ongoing entertainment.


AlexWinterFete


December 5-7, 2024


915 3rd St
Alexandria, LA 71301

Mailing Address
915 3rd St
Alexandria, LA 71301
Website:

AlexWinterFete is a family friendly festival that kicks off the holiday season with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree. Visitors will enjoy a variety of arts and craft displays, live music, delicious food, children's activities and fireworks over the Red River

Allen Parish Fair

November 6-9, 2024


Allen Parish Fairgrounds
Tiger Lane
Oberlin, LA 70655

Mailing Address
1186 Buck Bowels Rd
Oberline, LA 70655

Website:


Alligator Festival

September 26-29, 2024


West Bank Bridge Park 13825 River Road
Luling, LA 70070

Mailing Address
13101 River Rd
Luling, LA 70070


Join us for the annual Alligator Festival at the Westbank Bridge Park in St. Charles Parish, every last full weekend in September. The Alligator Festival is hosted by the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish to fundraise for college scholarships awarded to our local youth. Enjoy live alligators, 10 bands, carnival rides, Cajun cuisine, craft booths, and more. You won't want to say "see-you later alligator" to this one of a kind festival!


Amite Oyster Festival

March 15 - 17, 2024


Downtown
Amite, LA 70422

Mailing Address
P O Box 1092
Amite, LA 70422


Located right in the heart of Tangipahoa parish, Amite City has been celebrating the oyster industry since 1976. Created to pay homage to this favorite seafood delicacy, the oyster fishermen and the local oyster processing plants, the Amite Oyster Festival culminates the third weekend in March for 3 fun-filled days of great food, live music, carnival rides and so much more! But, that's not all! The Amite Oyster Festival has activities for the whole family to enjoy!


Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival

July 4, 2024


109 East Tunica Drive, East
Marksville, LA 71351

Mailing Address
P O Box 956
Marksville, LA 71351

Website:

The Avoyelles Arts and Music Festival is ยท Louisiana' s July 4th Destination Festival." Started in 2012 by the Avoyelles Arts Council. The festival kicks off on the evening of July 3rd with the Red, White & Brew Sponsor kickoff party from 6pm - 10 pm. The full day festival begins at 10am on July 4th, on and around the grounds of Broken Wheel Brewery on Tunica Drive in Marksville, Louisiana. The festival includes a parade, live music, fireworks, food, arts and crafts, a car show, a BBQ Cookoff, and attractions for all ages. The festival is a day-long event celebrating the patriotic holiday


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Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival

May 18-19, 2024


7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Mailing Address
4708 Bawell Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Website: www.brsoulfoodfest.com

The Baton Rouge Soul Festival is free to the public. It features blues, soul, R&B, gospel and Christian music, along with a Vendor's Village, a judged Soul Food Cooking Contest and Pioneer Award for contributions to the Soul Food industry. Daily hours are 11am to 8pm. A Pre-Party will be held on Thursday, May 16 at Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room at 2733 North Street and is a sneak peek at some of the performers who will be performing at the festival.


Battle of Pleasant Hill

April 12 - 14, 2024


23271 Hwy. 175
Pelican, LA 71065

Mailing Address
239 Carter Road
Belmont, LA 71406


The Battle of Pleasant Hill Re-enactment and Festival is the largest Civil War re-enactment in Louisiana. This event is unique because it is held on the actual battlefield site where the battle took place in 1864. Take a step back in time every April by enjoying two live action re-enactments, historic shopping experiences, educational demonstrations, an authentic antebellum ball, parade, crowning of our Battle Royalty, and more!


Beauregard Parish Fair

TBD, 2024


506 West Drive
DeRidder, LA 70634

Mailing Address
P O Box 789
DeRidder, LA 70634

Website:


Beauregard Watermelon Festival

June 27-29, 2024


506 West Drive
DeRidder, LA 70634

Mailing Address
111 N Washington Ave
DeRidder, LA 70634


The BWF offers carnival rides, over 100 vendors, live entertainment, contests, mutton bustin, and goat roping!


Bogalusa Independence Day

July 4, 2024


63349 Hwy 10
Bogalusa, LA 70427

Mailing Address
63349 LA-10
Bogalusa, LA 70427

Every year on July 4th Bogalusa celebrates the city's birthday as well as Independence Day!

Boggy Bayou Festival

May 9 - 11, 2024


4473 Heritage Road
Ville Platte, LA 70576

Mailing Address
P O Box 168
Pine Prairie, LA 70576

Website:

The Boggy Bayou Festival is held the second weekend in May at the Boggy Bayou Festival Grounds just outside of Pine Prairie, Louisiana. we offer food booths, rides, lots of local vendors, live music and a good family friendly atmosphere. We are non-profit and all proceeds got to out local nursing home, the Pine Prairie Manor Nursing Home.

Boucherie and Balloon Festival

October 18-20, 2024


9690 Airline Hwy
Sorrento, LA 70778

Mailing Address
P O Box 207
Sorrento, LA 70778


The Boucherie Festival Association and Sorrento Lions Club hold the Boucherie and Balloon Festival as a fundraiser for the Lions Club. We donate a large part of profits to the Louisiana Lions Camp for special needs children and the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation, for those who may not be able to afford eye glasses. We have carnival rides, jambalaya and cracklin cook offs, merchandise vendors, hot air balloons and live bands. Our pageants are held mid November each year.


Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

May 3-5, 2024


Parc Hardy - 1290 Rees St
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

Mailing Address
P O Box 25
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517



Bridge City Gumbo Festival

October 11-13, 2024


1701 Bridge City Ave
Bridge City,LA 70094

Mailing Address
1701 Bridge City Ave
Westwego, LA 70094


The Bridge City Gumbo festival boasts a history as rich as our gumbo! We offer a gumbo cook-off, rides, local vendors, live music, dancing, pumpkin patch, and a family friendly environment!


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Cajun French Music & Food Festival

July 20, 2024


Burton Coliseum
7001 Gulf Hwy
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing Address
P O Box 13008
Lake Charles, LA 70606


Our family festival is a vibrant celebration of Cajun culture, echoing the spirited tunes of Cajun music and the rich aroma of traditional cuisine. Beyond festivities, it's a beacon of community support, directing proceeds to local initiatives and scholarships. This festival embodies a commitment to preserving ancestral traditions, creating a bridge between the past and future. As the festival concludes, we extend the celebration into a pageant, honoring the grace and intelligence of our community's next generation. In a few words, our festival is a heartfelt tribute to our roots, a cultural legacy fostering unity, joy, and a brighter future.


Cajun Heartland State Fair

May 23-June 2, 2024


444 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette, La 70506

Mailing Address
444 CAJUNDOME Blvd
Lafayette, La 70506


The Cajun Heartland State Fair is an eleven day fair produced by the CAJUNDOME staff offering an exciting entertainment line-up and ride offerings that attract more than 40,000 guests. The ride specials, food, free attractions and family oriented games make an outstanding summer experience. Truly, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Cajun Heartland State Fair fairgrounds.


Calcasieu Cameron Parish Fair

October 9-13, 2024


401 Arena Road
Sulphur, LA 70664

Mailing Address
P O Box 1069
Sulphur, LA 70664


The Cal Cam Fair is held annually in Sulphur, La and is home to a midway with traditional carnival rides and carnival food, local food vendors and craft booths, live entertainment (music and bull fights), and a pageant for girls 4 and older.


Cameron Fishing Rodeo

August 1-2, 2024


189 Davis Rd.
Cameron, LA 70631

Mailing Address
P O. Box 751
Cameron, LA 70631


The Annual Cameron Fishing Festival is the major fundraiser for the Cameron Lion's Club. This event is held in the summer and includes a saltwater fishing tournament, Queen's pageant, live entertainment, auctions, & food. Some of the initiatives of the organization include promoting higher education by awarding academic scholarships to the youth of the community, hearing and vision needs, Louisiana Lions Camp for children with special needs, Keep Louisiana Beautiful and many other great causes.


Carencro C'est Bon Seasoning Festival

November 8-10, 2024


110 Softball Drive,
Carencro, La 70520

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 925
Carencro, La 70520

Our three day festival will include, rides, games, live music, arts and crafts, car show, seasoning contest, and pageant. The event will feature a variety of seasonings from the Acadiana area. There will also be food booths from local vendors and non-profits.

Cottonport Christmas on the Bayou

December 12-15, 2024


Corner of Cottonport Ave. and N. Main St.
Cottonport, LA 71327

Mailing Address
P O Box 3
Cottonport, LA 71327


Enjoy "Down home" Louisiana family Christmas tradition on the banks of Bayou Rouge. Join us on Thursday for the lighting of the Christmas tree on the town square. We invite everyone to bring an ornament and come sing Christmas carols and enjoy hot chocolate. Friday night the community lights up the town with original decorations and cheer. Saturday is a day filled with BBQ and Black pot cookoff in the morning and fireworks along the bayou in the evening. The festival weekend comes to a close on Sunday with the Queen's parade that travels around the Bayou Rouge to celebrate family, food and fun in the community.


Cut Off Youth Center Hurricane Festival

September 27-29, 2024


205 W. 79th St.
Cut Off, LA 70345

Mailing Address
P O Box 421
Cut Off, LA 70345

Website: www.cutoffyouthcenter.com

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Delcambre Seafood & Farmers' Market

Weekends March - December, 2024

605 S Railroad
Delcambre, LA 70528

Mailing Address
P O Box 101
Delcambre, LA 70528



Delcambre Shrimp Festival

August 14-18, 2024

409 E Main St
Delcambre, LA 70528

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 286
Delcambre, LA 70528


The Delcambre Shrimp Festival is held every third weekend in August. Our festival begins with the coronation of a new queen the last Saturday of July. Festival kicks off on the Wednesday with music, carnival rides and shrimp dishes cooked by our own festival members. The Delcambre Shrimp festival is proud to have an entertainment line up of Local Bands and National Recording Artist. You will want to be sure and join us for our Shrimp Cook Off and Firemen Water Fights. We finish off the weekend with our Blessing of the Fleet for Shrimpers to have a successful and safe season.


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Erath 4th of July Celebration

Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2024

Corner of Edward Street & Broadway
Erath, LA 70533

Mailing Address
P O Box 182
Erath, LA 70533

Website: www.erath4.com

The Erath 4th of July Celebration is held in downtown Erath every year from June 30 - July 4th to celebrate our Country and our Freedoms, and to honor all of the brave men and women who have and continue to fight for our American Freedoms. The Celebration includes carnival rides, incredible food, great bands, a parade, a fais-do-do, a dance contest, and our annual fireworks display over downtown Erath. The Queen's Pageant is held 3-4 weeks prior to the festival so that they newly crowed royalty can reign throughout the week's events and then throughout the year.


Etouffee Festival

April 26-28, 2024

232 Main Street
Arnaudville, LA 70512

Mailing Address
P O Box 649
Arnaudville, LA 70512


Etouffee festival includes a pageant, carnival rides, music, booths, 5k, etouffee cook-off, auto show & bingo.


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Festival of the Bonfires

December 13-15, 2024


2545 Louisiana Ave
Lutcher, LA 70071

Mailing Address
P O Box 247
Lutcher, LA 70071


The Festival of the Bonfires is a way to enjoy our bonfire tradition for those who can not make it on Christmas Eve. The weekend includes differnt things for all ages! Music, Gumbo cook off, children's rides, craft booths, queen's pageant, a lighting of a bonfire on both Friday and Saturday night and so much more!!


French Food Festival

October 25-27, 2024


307 E 5th Street
Larose, LA 70373

Mailing Address
P O Box 1105
Larose, LA 70373


The French Food Festival was started over 50 years ago to celebrate our French and Cajun Culture. Volunteers gather every last weekend of October to raise money for the Bayou Civic Club (Larose Civic Center and Regional Park) to keep our local community for all ages and evacuation center going. Our volunteers cook unique local dishes while listening to good music all weekend. There are carnival rides for the little ones. Inside the LCC, you can find a hidden.


Fools Festival

October 25-27, 2024


Covington Trailhead
419 N. New Hampshire
Covington, LA 70433

Mailing Address
434 N Colombia St.
Suite H20
Covington, LA 70433


We are in our 4th year of being the premier free music festival on the Northshore. We have national touring bands playing in Covington La. The festival has grown to include food trucks and craft booths. This event started as a way to recruit new members into our Mardi Gras club The St.John Fools of Misrule. We are a non profit and monies left over from sponsorship and beer sales benefit a local charity.

French Quarter Festival

April 11 - 14, 2024


Throughout the French Quarter
New Orleans, LA 70130

Mailing Address
400 N Peters - Suite 205
New Orleans, LA 70130

Website: www.fqfi.org


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Gheens Bon Mange' Festival

June 7-9, 2024

1783 Hwy 654
Gheens, LA 70355

Mailing Address
170 Cypress Villa Lane
Gheens, LA 70355


Held at the Gheens Community Center, the Gheens Bon Mange' Festival takes place the first FULL weekend in June and offers, live bands, auctions, games, bounce houses, a sweetshop and lots of great homemade Cajun dishes, and best of all, ifs in the A.C. Come on down highway 654 and join our Gheens Family as we celebarte our 50th Festival. Where we count the MEMORIES, not the CALORIES!


Gonzales Jambalaya Festival

May 24 - 26, 2024

222 Francois St
Gonzales, LA 70737

Mailing Address
P O Box 1243
Gonzales, LA 70737



Greater Baton Rouge State Fair

October 24-November 3, 2024

16072 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Mailing Address
P O Box 15010
Baton Rouge, LA 70895

Website: www.gbrsf.com


Gueydan Duck Festival

August 22 - 25, 2024

404 Dallas Guidry Road
Gueydan, LA 70542

Mailing Address
P O Box 179
Gueydan, LA 70542


Our festival is a four day event filled with live music, carnival, skeet shoot competition, dog trial competition, queens pageant, parade, outdoor cook-off, duck & goose calling competition, corn-hole tournament, various food vendors and arts &craft vendors. We have onsite camping spaces. There is definitely something for everyone of all ages to enjoy!


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Harvest Festival on False River

October TBD, 2024

Main Street
New Roads, LA 70760

Mailing Address
4073 Roseland Drive
Port Allen, LA 70760


The Harvest Festival on False River is an annual festival held in the heart of New Roads, Louisiana. Its main purpose is to bring together the community in a way that celebrates one of the many things we're known for- agriculture!


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Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival

March 8 - 10, 2024


269 E Railroad Ave
Independence, LA 70443

Mailing Address
P O Box 457
Independence, LA 70443



International French Bread Festival

October 7, 2024


1400 Martin Luther King Dr.
Jeanerette, LA 70544

Mailing Address
P O Box 644
Lydia, LA 70569


Louisiana's 1st International Bench Bread Festival includes: music genres include: Zydeco, Country and swing foot-tapping rhythms; local artisans, crafts, classic car show, kids zone of activities, crowning of the 1st French Bread King & Queen.


International Rice Festival

October 17-20, 2024


112 E Hutchinson Street
Crowley, LA 70526

Mailing Address
P O Box 1900
Crowley, LA 70527


The International Rice Festival is one of the largest and oldest agricultural festivals in the state of Louisiana and will be celebrating its 87th year in October 2024. Our mission is to honor and celebrate the hardworking farmers who put food on tables throughout the world. This festival has become long-standing tradition in the City of Crowley, allowing our community as well as visitors from around the world, to experience the southern hospitality Louisiana has to offer.


Iowa Rabbit Festival

March 14 -16, 2024


7001 Gulf Hwy
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Mailing Address
P O Box 665
Iowa, LA 70647

Website: www.iowarabbitfestival.com


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Krewe Of Erin Shenanigan & Hooligans Celtic Fest

September 14-15, 2024


Kiwanis Park
201 W. Magnolia St.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454

Mailing Address
P O Box 2146
Ponchatoula, LA 70454

Website:


Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

May 30-June 1, 2024


562 Front Street
Krotz Springs, LA 70750

Mailing Address
P O Box 822
Krotz Springs, LA 70750



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La Fete Des Vieux Temps

October 4-6, 2024


4484 Hwy 1
Raceland, LA 70394

Mailing Address
P O Box 528
Raceland, LA 70394

Website:

Bring back old time traditions Bourchie, Cookoffs, Syrup Mill, Cajun Foods, Music, Rides


Little Red Church Food & Fun Festival

May 3-5, 2024


13396 River Road
Destrehan, LA 70047

Mailing Address
P O Box 429
Desterhan, LA 70047


Nestled on the German Coast in Destrehan, Louisiana is our quaint church and festival that maintains the second oldest cemetery in the state. The community has thrived in St. Charles Parish for over 300 years while the festival prepares to celebrate it's 44th year. The festival caters to all ages of your family and is filled with tasty food, thrilling rides, enegertic bands, and a hospitable community!


Livingston Parish Fair

October 5-13, 2024


19125 Florida Blvd
Livingston, LA 70754

Mailing Address
P O Box 655
Livingston, LA 70754



Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals

February 6-9, 2025


Crowne Plaza
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Mailing Address
P O Box 1362
Scott, LA 70583

Website: www.laffnet.org


Louisiana Cattle Festival and Fair

October 4-6, 2024


Downtown Abbeville
Abbeville, LA 70510

Mailing Address
P O Box 28
Abbeville, LA 70511


Louisiana Cattle Festival is a 3 day festival filled with Arts and Crafts, Food Vendors, a Grand Parade, Live Cattle Demonstrations, Youth Cattle Show, Kids Area, Rib Eating Contest, Mechanical Bull, Live entertainment and much more. No gate fees!


Louisiana Corn Festival

June 13-15, 2024


206 Pershing Ave
Bunkie, LA 71322

Mailing Address
P O Box 70
Bunkie, LA 71322



Louisiana Cotton Festival

TBD, 2024


704 N Soileau St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Mailing Address
1293 Lee St
Ville Platte, LA 70586



Louisiana Crawfish Festival

March 21 - 24, 2024


8245 W Judge Perez Dr
Chalmette, LA 70044

Mailing Address
P O Box 1996
Chalmette, LA 70044



Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival

January 10-11, 2025


513 Marshall St
Cameron, LA 70631

Mailing Address
P O Box 19
Cameron, LA 70631


A celebration of Cameron Parish's costal heritage, industries, and claim to fame as a true Sportsman's paradise with rides, food, music, pageants, parade, antique car show, SK run and 1 mile fun walk, kids master oyster races, and an array of outdoor events that include skeet shooting, dog trials, skinning, oyster shucking and trapsetting, and duck and goose calling.


Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay

October 11-13, 2024


346 Louisiana 304
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Mailing Address
P O Box 174
Thibodaux, LA 70302



Louisiana Pecan Festival

November 1-3, 2024


611 8th Street
Colfax, LA 71417

Mailing Address
P O Box 78
Colfax, LA 71417


For the last 55 years, the heart of Louisiana's pecan country plays host to three days of amazing food, artisan shopping, and carnival rides - and all things pecans! Born out of Grant Parish's Centennial Celebration in 1969, join us the first full weekend in November at the Louisiana Pecan Festival!


Louisiana Pirate Festival

May 3-13, 2024


Lake Charles Civic Center
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing Address
P O Box 679
Lake Charles, LA 70602


As the oldest and largest Pirate Festival in the State of Louisiana, we invite you to come experience our unique pirate and seafaring festival with events on both land and sea. On the shores of historic Lake Charles, the Louisiana Pirate Festival showcases entertainment by a variety of talented musicians, performers and artists. Join us for a family-friendly event with cannon demonstrations, costume contests, local arts and crafts, themed souvenirs, games and attractions, including carnival rides and more.


Louisiana Railroad Days Festival

April 11 - 13, 2024


400 Lake Charles Ave
DeQuincy, LA 70633

Mailing Address
P O Box 516
DeQuincy, LA 70633


The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is going to be 41 years old this year. It is held every year on the second weekend of April. It is a free festival. There is no admission charge, no parking fees, entertainment is free also. No alcohol is allowed. We have carnival rides and presale tickets that are available. Plenty of food booths and also arts and crafts. Friday night we have our Gospel singing and Saturday night is the headliner for the the entertainment. We hope every one will come to the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival!!!


Louisiana Redbud Festival

March 16, 2024


100 E Louisiana Ave
Vivian, LA 71082

Mailing Address
P O Box 1
Vivian, LA 71082



Louisiana Rose Festival

May 18, 2024


6276 Bailey Road
Rosepine, La 70659

Mailing Address
1585 Simmons Road
Deridder, LA 70659

Website:

Our event is a way for the community of Rosepine, to come together to help showcase the history of our small, but charming town. From rose cutting demonstrations, arts and crafts, food trucks, queens pageant, musical entertainment from local artists, a parade down main street, first responder competitions, to a SK, blue ribbon competitions, children's activity tents and a black pot cookoff, we are sure to have something for the entire family. Our festival will be held at the historical Rosepine Evans Park, and will provide the Rosepine Historical Society with profits to help not only improve our park, but to bring the people of our great town together to help celebrate the history of this place we call home


Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

August 29 - September 2, 2024


715 Second St
Morgan City, LA 70380

Mailing Address
P O Box 103
Morgan City, LA 70381


The oldest chartered harvest festival in Louisiana honoring the two industries that built the area. Activities include an arts and crafts show, live music, children's activities, carnival, a blessing of the fleet, street parade, SK run/walk, fireworks, car show, gospel stage, art show, an outdoor mass, and plenty of food. This event is free!


Louisiana Sugar Cane Fair & Festival

September 26-29, 2024


Bouligny Plaza
128 W. Main St.
New Iberia, LA 70560

Mailing Address
P O Box 9768
New Iberia, LA 70560

Website: www.hisugar.org

The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival is held on the last full weekend of September in New Iberia, LA. Kids enjoy the carnival with rides and games, while adults enjoy the fais-do-do street dancing to the great tunes of local bands. Activities include crowning of Queen Sugar, Art Show, Family Farm Fest, the Tractor Parade, Children's Parade, the Grand Royalty Parade, Blessing of the Crop, Flower Show, Sugar Cookery Contest, 5-Run, Car Show, and Home and Business Decorating Contest.


Louisiana Swine Festival

November 1-3, 2024


2000 Stagg Ave
Basile, LA 70515

Mailing Address
P O Box 398
Basile, LA 70515



Louisiana Tournoi de la Ville Platte

October 13, 2024


310 Maxie Rae Blvd
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Mailing Address
803 Whispering Pine
Ville Platte, LA 70586


We are a festival to inspire education among our youth and communities in Louisiana and enhance the cultural event encouraged by the ancient tournaments of Europe. As an entertainment festival, our association depicts the unique jousting event associated with a fellow festival in our city to portray the seven enemies of cotton. This event shows talent among the riders to show sportsmanship, confidence, and leadership. The knights are in competition for a championship to some capacity. These riders, their families, their supporters, and our community encourage sportsmanship, engaged spirit, and volunteer to coordinate this special festival to carry on and withhold the culture of who have made up our historical heritage of our ancestral settlers. In addition to this festival, we have a competition among young ladies that vow their dedication to our association to help promote our endeavors. Our queen is chosen to represent our Tournoi association and reign over our festival with our current champion. The association consists of 20 to 40 members with an association board of nine members that assist in preparation for our Festival Events and many educational functions presented throughout the year. At the festival, concessions or sold to raise money for St. Judes Children's Hospital for donations. Also, we help promote our tourism among our parish, district, state, and community to create an educational aspect of our unique cultural competition of the festival of Le Festival de' la Tournoi of Ville Platte.


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Mardi Gras of SWLA

February 24- March 4, 2025


900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing Address
P O Box 1234
Lake Charles, LA 70602



Miracle on Washington Christmas Festival

December 7, 2024


S.Washington Avenue
DeRidder, LA 70634

111 N. Washington Ave
DeRidder, LA 70634

The MOW Christmas Festival is a street festival in downtown DeRidder. We have over 100 vendors, children's games & crafts, contests, live entertainment, and a Lighted Christmas Parade.


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Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival

September 20-21, 2024


625 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Mailing Address
172 East Ridge Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71457


The Natchitoches Meatpie Festival, in its twenty-second year, has long been a staple of the fall season in the Natchitoches community, offering family fun to one and all with no admission charge. The event features concerts, an eclectic variety of food trucks, craft booths, fireworks, hot air balloons, Cane River Motorcycle Run, inflatable structures for children to play in, and of course lots of meatpies for all to enjoy


New Iberia Spanish Festival

April 19 -21, 2024


102 W Main Street
New Iberia, LA 70560

Mailing Address
P O Box 12963
New Iberia, LA 70562


3-Day Festival held 3rd weekend in April downtown New Iberia. Come and enjoy Spanish Flamenco dancers & entertainment, Paella/Jambalaya/Tapas Cook-Off, and local musical performers. Family fun for all ages including Carnival Rides and games, Street parade, Running of the Bulls Race, Arts & Crafts Show, Car Show. Trace your ancestry at the Spanish Genealogy displays. Take a stroll under the Crochet Ceiling down Church Alley just like in Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga, Spain, New Iberia's Sister City.


Noel Acadian au Village

December 1-23, 2024


200 Greenleaf Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506

Mailing Address
303 New Hope Road
Lafayette, LA 70506


Noel Acadien is the major fundraiser for LARC. Acadian Village is ten acres and is decorated with over one million lights and themed areas. There are carnival rides, concessions, live entertainment nightly, photos with Santa nightly, and is a wholesome family event. LARC's mission is serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families thrive in the workforce and community. Noel Acadien is an enormous volunteer effort that continues to unite the community in caring for those individuals that are unable to care for themselves.


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OLPS Tomato Festival

April 19-21, 2024


2320 Paris Road
Chalmette, LA 70043

Mailing Address
2305 Fenelon St
Chalmette, LA 70043



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Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival

December 7-8, 2024


Fort Jackson
38039 La-23
Buras, LA 70041

Mailing Address
P O Box 158
Belle Chase, LA 70037


Orange festival is a celebration of all things citrus. Carnival, Children's Revue, Citrus contests, seafood contests, school citrus displays, bands, and much more.


Plaquemines Parish Seafood & Heritage Festival

April 26 - 28, 2024


333 F Edward Hebert Blvd
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Mailing Address
239 Sarah Victoria Dr
Belle Chasse, LA 70037


The Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival is a 3-day event which includes a SK race, live music, carnival rides, kids tent, crafts and lots of local seafood.


Pockin' on the Bayou

March 30, 2024


Corner of Cottonport Avenue and N. Main St.
Cottonport, LA 71327

Mailing Address
P O Box 3
Cottonport, LA 71327


Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

April 12 - 14, 2024


301 N 6th Street
Ponchatoula, LA 70454

Mailing Address
P O Box 446
Ponchatoula, LA 70454


The annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is a vibrant celebration highlighting the region's renowned strawberry harvest. This non-profit event attracts a diverse array of vendors, with many local organizations showcasing their goods. The festival boasts lively entertainment on two stages, catering to various musical tastes. With its popularity, the festival spills over into the downtown area, driving foot traffic to local businesses and providing a significant economic boost. Drawing in numerous out-of-state visitors, the event has a considerable economic impact, invigorating the local economy and fostering community engagement.


Port Barre Cracklin Festival

November 7-10, 2024


232 Park Street
Port Barre, LA 70577

Mailing Address
P O Box 895
Port Barre, LA 70577


The Cracklin Festival is an annual celebration that brings together communities for several days of lively entertainment. This vibrant event features a sizzling cook-off where culinary enthusiasts showcase their skills in preparing the perfect cracklin. Attendees can enjoy thrilling rides, groove to live music performances, and savor a diverse array of delectable foods from various vendors. The festival is a hub of family fun, fostering a lively atmosphere that appeals to all ages. With its combination of delicious food, exciting rides, and live music, the Cracklin Festival creates a memorable experience, making it a cherished tradition for families and friends alike.


Poverty Point World Heritage Festival

TBA, 2024


Court House Square
Oak Grove, LA 701263

Mailing Address
P O Box 1336
Oak Grove, LA 71263


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Ragley Heritage & Timber Festival

October 19, 2024


6715 Highway 12
Ragley,LA 70657

Mailing Address
377 Burnett Loop
Longville, LA 70652

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Rayne Frog Festival

May 9 - 11, 2024


300 Frog Festival Drive
Rayne, LA 70578

Mailing Address
107 Oak Street
Rayne, LA 70578


Parade, Carnival Rides, Live Music, Frog Etiquette eating contest, Frog Leg Quantity eating contest, Arts & Crafts, Diaper Derby Pageant, Frog Derby Queen Contest, Frog jumping contest, Kids area with free activities, Frog Kissing Booth.


Red, White, Blue and You Festival

Jul 4, 2024


Lake Charles Civic Center
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing Address:
326 Pujol Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601


Red white blue and you celebration is an event held on July 4th every year in order to celebrate our nations freedom. All are welcome for our free public event to enjoy the music, fireworks, food trucks and more in order to thank our nations veterans for our freedom of this beautiful country.


Rougarou Fest

October 18-20, 2024


South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, 86 Valhi Blvd
Houma, LA 70360

Mailing Address
7910 W Park Ave
Houma, LA 70364


The Rougarou Fest is a FREE family-friendly festival with a spooky flair that celebrates the rich folklore that exists along the bayous of Southeast Louisiana. It showcases live music, cultural activities, children's activities, Cajun food, the Krewe Ga Rou parade, and so much more.


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Sabine Fair & Rodeo

September 24-28, 2024


115 Fairgrounds Road
Many, LA 71449

Mailing Address
P O Box 309
Florien, LA 71429

Website: www.toledobendlakecountry.com/sabinefair


Sabine Free State Festival

November 1-3, 2024


220 W Port Arthur Ave
Florien, LA 71429

Mailing Address
220 W Port Arthur Ave
Florien, LA 71429



Scott Boudin Festival

April 5 - 7, 2024


125 Lions Club Road
Scott, LA 70583

Mailing Address
125 Lions Club Street
Scott, LA 70583


The Scott Boudin Festival celebrates family, food, music, and of course, Boudin! Our Festival is held on the municipal grounds near the beautiful Scott City Hall building, only 12 minutes west of Lafayette, Louisiana. "Where the West Begins and Hospitality Never Ends!" Scott is a community rich in Cajun heritage and our festival celebrates the spirit of that heritage through Boudin, a unique Cajun specialty. The Scott Boudin Festival showcases live entertainment and music, large variety of local food vendors, a Queen's pageant, a Children's pageant, crafts, fireworks, Sunday Family Day, and a Sunday Mass on the festival grounds, in other words - community fun in a safe environment.


St. John Andouille Festival

October 18-20, 2024


2900 Hwy 51
LaPlace, LA 70068

Mailing Address
1801 W Airline Hwy
LaPlace, LA 70068


The Andouille Miss and Teen Pageant is usually held two weeks prior to our Festival with majestic themes and production where our contestants are sure to have a joyful time. Our one of kind Festival features live music, great food featuring Andouille and good limes. Every year, thousands of people merge upon the Festival grounds for a fun-filled weekend, highlighted by a talent show, are tent for kids, a Second Line Parade led by the Walking Warriors and Mardi Gras Indians, Andouille Run and more. Patrons will enjoy local bands, rides, craft booths, sweet booths, homemade Andouille sausage and Louisiana Cajun Cuisines all in this spectacular three-day weekend. Come and join us for a "Smokin' Good Time"!


St. Tammany Parish Fair

October 2-6, 2024


1304 N Columbia Street
Covington, LA 70433

Mailing Address
P O Box 2554
Covington, LA 70433


Held annually the first full weekend in October, St. Tammany Parish Fair is the second oldest fair in the state! Come enjoy the pageants, Rodeo Queen Contest, Gospel Night, Parade, Cheer/Dance Competition, Livestock shows, Rodeo, Chicken Calling Contest, Live Entertainment, Carnival Rides and fair food. Our MiniFarm allows you to get up close and personal with animals while talking to FFA members who, raised them. We'd love to see you there...at the St. Tammany Parish Fair!


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Tangipahoa Parish Fair

October 2-6, 2024


400 Reid Ave
Amite, LA 70422

Mailing Address
P O Box 217
Amite, LA 7042


The Tangipahoa Parish Fair is the oldest in the state established in 1888. We have so much to offer from Kids Day, Pioneer Days, Shake Rattle and Roll Spirit Competition and of course our 4-H and Livestock shows. Always the 1st weekend in October.


The Italian Festival

April 26 - 28, 2024


50081 Highway 51
Tickfaw, LA 70466

Mailing Address
P O Box 105
Tickfaw, LA 70466



TFAE Cajun Food Fest & 5K Run for Excellence