Louisiana Calendar of Events & Festivals

Listed here are festivals and events around the state of Louisiana in chronological order. It is updated regularly so you'll want to bookmark it and come back frequently.
Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine provide this listing service as a courtesy to our visitors as well as our friends at tourist orgs and CVB, cities and towns, universities, cultural and charitable groups. We try to focus on community and family based events, festivals, food etc. If you find this useful then please consider supporting our efforts with your subscription to the magazine, Thank you.
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May 23, 2018 to May 27, 2018
City/Town
New Orleans New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
May 24, 2018 to May 26, 2018
City/Town
Krotz Springs Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival
May 24, 2018 to May 27, 2018
City/Town
Shreveport Mudbug Madness Festival
May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018
City/Town
Gonzales Gonzales Jambalaya Festival
New Orleans New Orleans Greek Festival
May 26, 2018
City/Town
Slidell Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival
May 27, 2018
City/Town
New Iberia Bunk'n on the Bayou
Jun 1, 2018 to Jun 2, 2018
City/Town
Pearl River Honey Island Swamp Fest
Jun 1, 2018 to Jun 3, 2018
City/Town
Larose Cajun Heritage Festival
Jun 2, 2018
City/Town
Abbeville Daylily Festival & Garden Show
Monroe DoMo BrewFest
Natchitoches Cookin’ On The Cane BBQ Competition & Festival
Jun 2, 2018 to Jun 3, 2018
City/Town
New Orleans New Orleans Oyster Festival
Jun 8, 2018 to Jun 9, 2018
City/Town
Minden Grillin on the Main BBQ Cookoff
Jun 9, 2018
City/Town
Shreveport Gentlemens Cooking Classic
Jun 15, 2018 to Jun 17, 2018
City/Town
Shreveport Let The Good Times Roll Festival
Jun 16, 2018
City/Town
Gilliam Sunflower Trail and Festival
New Iberia Clifton Chenier Celebration
Opelousas Opelousas Juneteenth Folklife Celebration
Shreveport The Cross Lake Floatilla
Jun 22, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
City/Town
Ruston Ruston Louisiana Peach Festival
Jun 22, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
City/Town
Des Allemands Catfish Festival
Jun 23, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Gulf Coast Shrimp & Jazz Festival
Natchez Natchez Heritage Festival
Natchez Natchez Heritage Festival
Jun 24, 2018
City/Town
New Iberia Stars and Stripes - A Musical Celebration
Jul 4, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Red, White, Blue & You Festival
Sarepta 4th of July in Sarepta
Venice Venice 4th of July Festival
Jul 5, 2018 to Jul 8, 2018
City/Town
New Orleans Essence Music Festival
Jul 7, 2018
City/Town
Lebeau LeBeau Zydeco Festival
Jul 13, 2018 to Jul 14, 2018
City/Town
Morgan City Bayou BBQ Bash Morgan City Under the Bridge
Jul 20, 2018 to Jul 21, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Cajun Music and Food Festival
Natchitoches Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival
Jul 27, 2018 to Jul 28, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Marshland Festival
Jul 28, 2018
City/Town
New Iberia New Iberia Film Festival
Opelousas Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival
Spring Hill Spring Hill Piggley Wiggly Steak Cook Off
Aug 3, 2018 to Aug 4, 2018
City/Town
Cameron Cameron Fishing Festival
Aug 18, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Arts & Crabs Fest
Aug 31, 2018 to Sep 3, 2018
City/Town
Morgan City Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Sep 1, 2018
City/Town
Plaisance Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival
Sep 20, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018
City/Town
Springhill Springhill Rodeo and Parade
Sep 28, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
City/Town
Bogalusa Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival
Oct 12, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
City/Town
Monroe North Delta Food and Wine Festival
Oct 13, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
City/Town
Madisonville Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival
Oct 20, 2018 to Oct 21, 2018
City/Town
Houma Rougarou Fest
Oct 27, 2018
City/Town
Grand Coteau Sweet Dough Pie Festival
Oct 27, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
City/Town
Eunice Experience Louisiana Festival
Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 3, 2018
City/Town
Grand Coteau Festival of Words