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2015 Guide to Louisiana Fairs & Festivals: June 


6-7Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival (Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., 504-558-6100; The festival presents traditional and modern Cajun and zydeco music, as well as regional seafood dishes and a crafts fair. Hours 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Admission free.

11-14FestiGals 2015 (J.W. Marriot New Orleans Hotel, 614 Canal St., 855-425-9563; The theme for the four-day women's empowerment weekend is "Heels on the Ground: Fearless & Fabulous Women." The festival offers empowerment workshops, inspirational seminars, tours, shopping and a Bodacious Bras for a Cause benefit for the Cancer Association of New Orleans. Hours vary. Admission $395.

12Concerts in the Courtyard (The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., 504-523-4662; — See March 13 listing for description.

13-14French Market Creole Tomato Festival (French Market, 1235 N. Peters St., 504-522-2621; The 29th incarnation of the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival features food booths, live music, children's activities, fresh Creole tomatoes for sale, cooking demonstrations and a Creole tomato-eating contest. Hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission free.

12-14June Bug Arts & Crafts Show (Coquille Park & Recreation Center, 13505 Highway 1085, Covington, 985-796-5853; More than 100 vendors sell handmade arts and crafts, gifts and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission TBA.

26-28Crabfest Lacombe (John Davis Park, 61100 N. 12th St., Lacombe, 985-218-9304; Seafood vendors offer gourmet dishes at the 39th annual event, which also includes arts and crafts, games, children's activities and live music from Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Chubby Carrier, Waylon Thibodeaux, Christian Serpas and others. Hours 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. Admission $5 Friday, $10 Sat.-Sun., free for children under 12.


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