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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Dec 7, 2017 to Dec 16, 2017
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Natchitoches Natchitoches Holiday Tour of Homes
Dec 7, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
City/Town
West Baton Rouge Reflections of the Season
Dec 12, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
City/Town
Lafayette Old-Time Christmas at Vermilionville
Dec 14, 2017 to Dec 25, 2017
City/Town
Slidell Slidell's Bayou Christmas
Dec 15, 2017
City/Town
Minden Ham Fest by the Minden Amateur Radio Association
Dec 16, 2017
City/Town
Alexandria Alexandria Holiday Tour Of Homes
Donaldsonville Donaldsonville Christmas Parade
Elm Grove Cowboy Christmas
Monroe Jingle Bell Run
Dec 17, 2017
City/Town
New Orleans Caroling in Jackson Square
New Orleans French Quarter Christmas Home Tour
Dec 21, 2017
City/Town
Monroe Black Bayou Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
City/Town
New Orleans NOLA ChristmasFest
Dec 31, 2017
City/Town
Lafayette New Years Eve Dance With Geno Delafose
New Orleans New Year's Eve in New Orleans
Jan 6, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Mardi Gras 12th Night
Jan 11, 2018 to Jan 14, 2018
City/Town
Lafayette Mid Winter Fair Rodeo
Jan 13, 2018 to Jan 14, 2018
City/Town
Baton Rouge The Louisiana Marathon
Jan 15, 2018
City/Town
Alexandria Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Alexandria
Baton Rouge Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Baton Rouge
Lafayette Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lafayette
Lake Charles Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival Lake Charles
Monroe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monroe Parade
Opelousas Zydefest
Jan 19, 2018 to Jan 20, 2018
City/Town
West Monroe Ag Expo
Jan 20, 2018
City/Town
West Monroe Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners Gardening Seminar
Jan 24, 2018 to Jan 31, 2018
City/Town
Lafayette Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
Jan 26, 2018 to Jan 28, 2018
City/Town
Bossier City Bossier City Home Products Show
Jan 27, 2018
City/Town
Opelousas Opelousas Gumbo Cookoff
Feb 1, 2018 to Feb 3, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana District Livestock Show & Rodeo Parade
Feb 2, 2018
City/Town
New Iberia Cajun Ground Hog Day
Feb 3, 2018
City/Town
Sulphur King Cake Taste Off
Feb 8, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Lake Charles Mardi Gras Lighted Boat Parade
Feb 9, 2018 to Feb 11, 2018
City/Town
Opelousas L'Argent Chicken Run, Rodeo, & Parade
Feb 10, 2018
City/Town
Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival
Lake Charles Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cookoff
Feb 11, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Taste de la Louisiane
Springhill North Webster Black History Parade
Feb 13, 2018
City/Town
Iota Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival
Iowa Iowa Chicken Run
Feb 15, 2018 to Feb 17, 2018
City/Town
Morgan City Eagle Expo
Feb 23, 2018 to Feb 25, 2018
City/Town
Baton Rouge Ramblin' Oldies of Denham Springs
Feb 24, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Louisiana Winter Beer Festival
Feb 24, 2018 to Feb 25, 2018
City/Town
Lake Charles Home Garden and Lifestyle Show
Feb 25, 2018
City/Town
New Iberia A Prelude to Spring
Mar 4, 2018
City/Town
Opelousas Here's the Beef Cookoff and Trail Ride
Mar 8, 2018 to Mar 11, 2018
City/Town
Port Allen Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete
Mar 16, 2018 to Mar 18, 2018
City/Town
West Feliciana Audubon Pilgrimage
Mar 17, 2018
City/Town
Grand Coteau Exit 11 Yard Sale
New Iberia Festival of Live Oaks