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Fairs and Festivals Guide 

MARCH

March 5
Oilfield Chili Cookoff Harvey 363-8336; www.oilfieldchili.com

March 5-6
Black Heritage Festival Lake Charles
(337) 497-0026

March 6
Here's the Beef Cookoff Opelousas
(337) 684-6751

March 7-23
Kickoff for Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts and Humanities at Nicholls State University Thibodaux
(985) 493-ARTS; www.nicholls.edu/jubilee

March 8-19
Buffalo Festival Baker
(225) 778-0300

March 9
Folklife Festival Thibodaux
(985) 493-ARTS; www.nicholls.edu/jubilee

March 9
Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance Exhibit Thibodaux
(985) 493-ARTS; www.nicholls.edu/jubilee

March 11
Jim Monaghan's Irish Club Parade
New Orleans 525-5169

March 12
St. Joan of Arc Black Arts Festival
New Orleans 866-7330

March 12
Irish Channel St. Patrick's Parade
New Orleans 368-1020

March 12-13
Black Heritage Festival
New Orleans 827-0112

March 12-13
Oak Alley Plantation Spring Arts & Crafts Festival Vacherie
(800) 44ALLEY; www.oakalleyplantation.com

March 13
Old Metairie St. Patrick's Parade
Metairie 833-2126

March 17
Irish Channel St. Patrick's Block Party
New Orleans 368-1020

March 17
Downtown Irish Club's St. Patrick's Day Parade
New Orleans 943-0785

March 17
Parasol's St. Paddy's Block Party
New Orleans 897-5413; www.parasols.com

March 18-20
Atchafalaya Eastern Divisionals Powerboat Regatta Morgan City
(800) 256-2931; www.cajuncoast.com

March 18-20
Audubon Pilgrimage St. Francisville
(225) 635-6330; www.audubonpilgrimage.com

March 18-20
Chanel Spring Festival Paulina
(225) 869-5778

March 18-20
Catfish Festival Washington
(337) 826-3627; www.washington-la.org

March 18-20
Calling of the Tribes Pow-Wow Bourg
(985) 879-2373

March 18-20
Oyster Festival Amite
(985) 748-5161

March 18-20
Rabbit Festival Iowa
(337) 582-3535; www.iowala.org

March 19
Bach Around the Clock
New Orleans 670-2520; www.trinityc.net

March 19
Strawberry Jam 'n Toast Ponchatoula
(800) 542-7520; www.strawberryjam.org

March 19
Abita Springs Whole Town Garage Sale & Flea Market Abita Springs
(985) 893-7529; www.townofabitasprings.com

March 19
Southdown Marketplace Houma
(985) 851-0154; www.southdownmuseum.org

March 19
French Quarter St. Joseph's Day Parade
New Orleans 522-7294

March 19-20
Audubon Zoo Earth Fest
New Orleans 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org

March 19-20
Los Islenos Fiesta
Chalmette 682-0862

March 19-20
Rice and Gravy Cookoff Lafayette
(337) 981-2364; www.acadianvillage.org

March 20
Irish-Italian St. Patrick's Parade
Metairie 472-5278

March 20
Chef Soiree Covington
(985) 893-2570; www.chefsoiree.com

March 20
World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off Contest Eunice
(337) 457-7389; www.eunice-la.com

March 26
Crescent City Classic
New Orleans 861-8686; www.ccc10k.com

March 27
Laotian New Year Festival New Iberia
(888) 942-3742; www.iberiatravel.com

March 30-April 3
Cypress Sawmill Festival Patterson
(800) 256-2931; www.cypresssawmill.com

March 30-April 3
Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
New Orleans 581-1144; www.tennesseewilliams.net

March 31-April 3
Louisiana Crawfish Festival
Chalmette 271-0537; www.st-bernard.la.us

APRIL

April 1-2
Smokin' Blues & BBQ Challenge Hammond
(985) 549-0712; www.hammondbluesandbbq.com

April 1-3
Antique Festival & Tour Jackson
(225) 634-7155; www.felicianatourism.org

April 1-3
Audubon Country Birdfest St. Francisville
(225) 635-6769; www.audubonbirdfest.com

April 1-3
Boggy Bayou Festival Pine Prairie
(337) 599-2031; www.evangelinetourism.com

April 2
Freret Street Festival
New Orleans 899-5900

April 2
Cajun French Music Association Cajun Day Celebration Port Allen
(800) 654-9701

April 2
Cracklin' Cookoff Cutoff
(985) 632-7616

April 2-3
City Park Spring Garden Show
New Orleans 278-7495; www.neworleanscitypark.com/garden

April 2-3
Swamp Pop Seafood Fest Myrtle Grove www.swamp-pop-fest.com

April 2-3
The Siege of Port Hudson Reenactment Zachary
(888) 677-3400; www.lastateparks.com

April 2-3
Pyromania Lafayette
(337) 269-0363; www.pyrocajun.com

April 3
Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff Ville Platte
(337) 363-3957; www.evangelinetourism.com

April 3
Allons Manger Food Festival Belle Rose
(225) 473-8569

April 3-4
Potpourri Festival Westwego 341-9505

April 3-27
Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts and Humanities at Nicholls State University Thibodaux
(985) 493-ARTS; www.nicholls.edu/jubilee

April 7-9
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival DeQuincy
(337) 786-8241; www.cityofdequincy.com

April 8-10
Creole Festival Jeanerette
(337) 276-3615

April 8-10
Family Fun and Food Festival Westlake
(337) 439-6585

April 8-10
French Quarter Festival
New Orleans 522-5730; www.fqfi.org

April 9
Catfish Festival Winnsboro (318) 435-7607

April 9
Art at the Park Covington (985) 892-9156; www.artatthepark.org

April 9-10
Strawberry Festival Ponchatoula 542-7520; www.lastrawberryfestival.com

April 10
Cajun French Music Association Music Festival Rayne (337) 457-4373

April 10-16
Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Week Ville Platte
(337) 234-8360; www.lafolkroots.com

April 14-16 Great Southern R.V. Bluegrass Festival Angie (985) 986-8411

April 14-16 Southwest Louisiana Migration Sensation Bird Lake Arthur (800) 264-5521

April 14-17 Great Louisiana Bird Fest Mandeville (985) 626-1238; www.northlakenature.org

April 15-17
Battle of Jackson Crossroads Jackson
(225) 634-7155

April 15-17
Louisiana Indian Heritage Association Spring Powwow Robert
(985) 345-9244; www.hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com

April 15-17
Migratory Bird Celebration Grand Isle
(985) 787-2997; http://grandisle.btnep.org

April 15-17, 23-24
New Orleans Spring Fiesta
New Orleans 581-1367; www.springfiesta.com

April 16
Cajun Joke Telling Contest Opelousas
(877) 948-8004

April 16-17
Brother Martin Cajunfest
New Orleans 286-8200; www.brothermartin.com

April 16-17
Angola Spring Rodeo Angola
(225) 655-2028; www.angolarodeo.com

April 16-17
Antique District Street Fair Slidell
(985) 643-6727

April 15-17
Bayou Teche Bear Festival Franklin
(800) 256-2931; www.cajuncoast.com

April 16-17
Niblett's Bluff Spring Festival Niblett's Bluff
(337) 589-7117

April 16-17
Wine Festival Jackson
(225) 634-7982; www.felicianacellars.com

April 17
Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet Chauvin
(985) 594-5859; www.houmatravel.com

April 17
Earth Day Celebration Baton Rouge
(800) 527-6843; www.earthdaybr.org

April 20-24
Festival International Lafayette
(337) 232-8086; www.festivalinternational.com

April 22-24
Etouffee Festival Arnaudville
(337) 754-5912

April 22-24
Family Fun Festival Larose
(985) 693-7355; www.mobiletel.com/bayoucivicclub

April 22-24
Festival de la Prairie Prairieville
(225) 673-8307

April 22-24
Italian Festival Independence
(800) 542-7520

April 22-24
Saint Joan of Arc Spring Festival LaPlace
(985) 652-9100

April 22-24
Grand Bois Cajun/Swamp Pop Music Festival Bourg (985) 594-7410 or (985) 594-811; www.houmatravel.com

April 22-24; April 28-May 1
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans 522-4786; www.nojazzfest.com

April 23
Blessing on the Bayou Westwego 340-0718

April 23
Blessing of the Fleet Golden Meadow
(985) 475-5428

April 23-24
Civil War Days Buras
(985) 657-7083

April 24
Laurel Valley Spring Event Thibodaux
(985) 446-1187

April 24
Blessing of the Fleet Dulac
(985) 563-2325

April 28-May 1
Thibodaux's Firemen's Fair Thibodaux
(985) 446-1187

April 28-May 8
Contraband Days Lake Charles (337) 436-5508; www.contrabanddays.com

April 29-May 1
Atchafalaya Festival Simmsport
(318) 941-2493

April 29-May 1
Cajun Fun Fest New Iberia
(337) 364-1253

April 29-May 1
Little Red Church Food Fun Festival Destrehan
(985) 764-6383

April 29-May 1
May Festival Abbeville
(337) 898-0859

April 29-May 1
Tomato Festival
Chalmette 271-2953

April 30-May 1
FestForAll Baton Rouge
(225) 344-8558; www.artsbr.org

MAY

May 1
Blessing of the Fleet Lafitte 689-2208

May 1
Boat Blessing
Chalmette 277-9980

May 6-8
African-American Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge
(337) 332-5406; www.kingcrawfish.com

May 6-8
Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge
(337) 332-6655; www.bbcrawfest.com

May 7
Blessing of the Fleet Violet 682-7744

May 12-14
Pecan Ridge Bluegrass Festival Jackson
(225) 629-5852

May 12-15
Cochon de Lait Festival Mansura
(318) 964-2887; www.cochondelait.com

May 13-14
Deutsches Haus Volksfest
New Orleans 522-8014; www.deutscheshaus.org

May 13-15
Latter Library Book Fest
New Orleans 596-2625

May 14
Springfest Denham Springs (225) 665-4666; www.livingstonparish.com

May 15
Japan Fest
New Orleans 529-2101

May 19-21
Mayhaw Festival Starks
(337) 743-6297

May 20-22
Wagon Festival and Trail Ride Cankton
(337) 668-4671

May 21
Audubon Zoo Asian Pacific American Society Festival
New Orleans 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org

May 21-22
Frisco Festival Garyville
(985) 535-2341; www.sanfranciscoplantation.org

May 25-27
MO Fest
New Orleans 565-8138; www.RealNewOrleansMusic.com

May 25-29
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
New Orleans 529-WINE; www.nowfe.com

May 26-June 5
Cajun Heartland State Fair Lafayette
(337) 265-2100; www.cajundome.com

May 27-29
Bunk Johnson Festival New Iberia
(888) 9-IBERIA; www.bunkjohnson.org

May 27-29
Greek Festival
New Orleans 282-0259; www.greekfestnola.com

May 27-29
Jambalaya Festival Gonzales
(225) 647-2937; www.jambalayafestival.com

May 28
Swamp Pop Music Festival Robert
(985) 345-9244; www.hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com

May 29
Canary Island Day St. Bernard 682-0862

May 29
Zydeco Extravaganza Lafayette
(337) 234-9695

JUNE

June 3-5
Buggy Festival Church Point (337) 684-2739; www.churchpointbuggyfestival.com

June 3-5
Back to the Beach Festival
New Orleans 836-2205; www.saveourlake.org

June 4
Lafitte Pirogue Races Lafitte 689-2208

June 4-5
Bon Mange Festival Gheens
(985) 532-5740

June 5
Bayou Liberty Pirogue Races Slidell
(985) 643-2581

June 10-12
Louisiana Corn Festival Bunkie
(318) 346-2575

June 10-12
International Arts Festival
New Orleans 367-1313; www.internationalartsfestival.com

June 11
The Day the War Stopped St. Francisville
(225) 635-6330; www.daythewarstopped.com

June 12
French Market Tomato Festival
New Orleans 522-2621; www.frenchmarket.org

June 18-19
Audubon Zoo Soul Fest
New Orleans 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org

June 19
Bicycle Festival Abita Springs
(985) 892-2624; www.seelouisiana.com

June 19
Juneteenth Events Donaldsonville
(225) 474-5553

June 19
Juneteenth Events Lake Charles
(800) 456-7952

June 19
Juneteenth Events
New Orleans 282-8264

June 19
Juneteenth Events Opelousas
(337) 948-9884

June 24-26
Smoked Meat Festival Ville Platte (337) 363-6700; www.evangelinetourism.com

JULY

July 1-3
Essence Music Festival
New Orleans (212) 642-0600; www.essence.com

July 1-3
Pecan Ridge Bluegrass Festival Jackson
(225) 629-5852

July 2
Cajun Culture Music Festival Eunice (337) 457-5601

July 2-4
Erath 4th of July Festival Erath
(337) 937-5585; www.erath4.com

July 2-4
Seafood Festival Mandeville
(985) 689-2208; www.seafoodfest.com

July 4
Go 4th on the River
New Orleans www.go4thontheriver.com

July 4
Slidell Heritage Festival Slidell
(985) 643-1234; www.slidellheritagefest.org

July 8-10
Catfish Festival Des Allemands
(985) 758-7542

July 8-10
Watermelon Festival Franklinton
(985) 839-7855

July 14-16
Riverbend Bluegrass Festival Enon
(985) 839-9728

July 15-16
Swamp Pop Music Festival Gonzales
(225) 769-9994; www.swamppopmusicfest.com

July 16-17
Cajun Music and Food Festival Lake Charles
(800) 456-7952; www.cajunfrenchmusic.org

July 28-30
Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo Grand Isle
(985) 787-2997; www.grand-isle.com

July 29-30
Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration St. Francisville
(225) 635-6330

July 29-31
Marshland Festival Lake Charles
(337) 762-3876; www.marshlandfestival.com

July 31
San Pedro Pescador Blessing of the Fleet Yscloskey 682-5493

AUGUST

Aug. 4-7
Satchmo SummerFest
New Orleans 522-5730; www.satchmosummerfest.com

Aug. 5-6
Festival of Riches New Iberia
(337) 365-1540

Aug. 5-7
Seafood Festival Galliano
(877) 537-5800

Aug. 6
White Linen Night
New Orleans 528-3805; www.cacno.org

Aug. 7
San Pedro Pescador Blessing of the Fleet Delacroix 682-5493

Aug. 11-13
Empire South Pass Tarpon Rodeo Empire
(985) 657-5437

Aug. 12-14
Blessing of the Fleet Grand Isle
(985) 787-2997; www.grand-isle.com

Aug. 13
Dirty Linen Night
New Orleans 523-7945

Aug. 13
Red Dress Run
New Orleans 889-HASH; www.neworleanshash.com

Aug. 13-14
Louisiana Wildfowl Festival
New Orleans 834-8878

Aug. 18-21
Apostolic Bluegrass Festival Independence
(985) 878-3772

Aug. 18-21
Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet Delcambre
(337) 685-2653; www.shrimpfestival.net

Aug. 19-21
"Le Cajun" Cajun French Music Association Festival & Awards Lafayette
(337)233-9690; www.cajunfrenchmusic.org

Aug. 20
Krewe of Oak's Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Parade
New Orleans 866-9359

Aug. 26-28
Duck Festival Gueydan
(337) 536-6456; www.duckfestival.org

Aug. 27
Swamp Pop Festival Chackbay
(985) 633-7789

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 2-3
Cajun Music Festival Mamou
(337) 468-3272

Sept. 2-3
Pork and Chitlins Festival Bayou Chicot
(337) 826-3789

Sept. 2-5
Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Morgan City
(985) 385-0703; www.shrimp-petrofest.org

Sept. 2-5
Southern Decadence Celebration
New Orleans 522-8047; www.southern-decadence.com

Sept. 3
Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival Plaisance
(337) 942-2392; www.zydeco.org

Sept. 4
Creole Zydeco Festival St. Martinville
(337) 394-4635

Sept. 5
B
ooZoo's Dog Hill Day Lake Charles (800) 456-7952

Sept. 8-10
Pecan Ridge Bluegrass Festival Jackson
(225) 629-5852

Sept. 9-10
Scott Founder's Day Festival Scott
(337) 233-1130; www.scottlouisiana.org

Sept. 9-11
Cajun Heritage Festival Larose
(985) 532-8008; www.cajunheritagefestival.com

Sept. 9-11
Bayou Lafourche Antique Show Thibodaux
(985) 446-3858

Sept. 9-11
Frog Festival Rayne
(337) 334-2332; www.rayne.org

Sept. 9-11
Reggae Festival Carencro
(800) 886-0572

Sept. 10
Art After Dark Celebration Houma
(985) 851-2198; www.houmatravel.com

Sept. 10
Cajun Food Fest Lydia
(337) 365-5577

Sept. 10-11
Interfest
New Orleans 581-2860; www.inter-fest.org

Sept. 16-18
Bon-Ton Family Festival Carlyss
(337) 583-4800

Sept. 16-18
Fall Food Festival Lockport
(985) 532-3117

Sept. 16-18
Festivals Acadiens Lafayette
(800) 346-1958; www.lafayettetravel.com

Sept. 16-18
Grand Bois Inter-Tribal Pow Wow Bourg
(985) 594-7410 or (985) 594-6811; www.houmatravel.com

Sept. 16-18
Louisiana Shrimp Festival Mereaux 279-1921

Sept. 17
Kleibert Farm Alligator Day Hammond
(800) 854-9164; www.klieberttours.com

Sept. 17
Cajun French Music Association Cajun Music Festival New Iberia
(888) 942-3742

Sept. 17-18
Oil and Gas Festival Evangeline
(337) 824-4995

Sept. 18
St. John the Baptist Family Festival Paradis (985) 785-9553

Sept. 22
Christmas in September Slidell (985) 641-0197

Sept. 22-24
Great Southern R.V. Bluegrass Festival Angie (985) 986-8411

Sept. 22-25
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival New Iberia (888) 9-IBERIA; www.hisugar.org

Sept. 22-25
Alligator Festival Luling (985) 785-8769; www.stcharlesrotary.com

Sept. 23-25
Cut Off Youth Center Fair Cut Off (985) 632-7616

Sept. 23-24; Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22
Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest New Orleans 522-8014; www.deutscheshaus.org

Sept. 24
St. Helena Forest Festival Greensburg (225) 222-3019

Sept. 24
Cajun French Music Association Cajun Music Festival Lafayette (337) 981-2364

Sept. 24
Creole Zydeco Festival Rayne (337) 334-5006

Sept. 24
Heritage & Timber Festival Ragley
(337) 480-0381

Sept. 24
La Fete d'Ecologie Thibodaux
(800) 259-0869; http://lafete.btnep.org

Sept. 24-25
Les Bon Vieux Temps Sur La Chenal Lakeland (225) 627-5124

Sept. 25
St. James Heritage Day Lutcher
(800) 367-7852

Sept. 25
Feast on the Levee Brusly
(225) 749-2189

Sept. 25
Cal-Ca-Chew Festival Lake Charles
(337) 439-4585

Sept. 25
Sauce Piquante Cook-off Raceland
(877) 537-5800

Sept. 28-Oct. 2
St. Tammany Parish Fair Covington
(985) 892-8421

Sept. 28-Oct. 2
Tangipahoa Parish Fair Amite (800) 542-7520; www.tangifair.or

Sept. 29
Frankie Jean's Jerry Lee Lewis' Birthday Git-Together Celebration Ferriday (318) 757-4422

Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Louisiana Cattle Festival Abbeville
(337) 893-6328; www.louisianacattlefestival.org

Sept. 30-Oct. 1-2
Louisiana Shrimp Festival Meraux 277-4010

OCTOBER

Oct. 1
Art For Arts Sake New Orleans 528-3805; www.cacno.org

Oct. 1
Antique Fall Festival Denham Springs (225) 665-4666; www.livingstonparish.com

Oct. 1
Jambalaya Fete Jeanerette (337) 276-4293

Oct. 1-2
Cajun Village Oktoberfest Sorrento (225) 675-5572

Oct. 1-2
Germanfest Robert's Cove (337) 334-8354; www.robertscovegermanfest.com

Oct. 2
Alligator Harvest Festival Grand Chenier
(337) 542-4401

Oct. 2
Oktoberfest Parade
New Orleans 522-8014

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Angola Prison Rodeo Angola
(225) 655-2028; www.angolarodeo.com

Oct. 5-8
Jefferson Davis Parish Fair Jennings
(337) 824-1773

Oct. 6-9
West Baton Rouge Parish Fair Port Allen
(225) 336-2416

Oct. 6-13
New Orleans Film & Video Festival
New Orleans 523-3818; www.neworleansfilmfest.com

Oct. 7-9
Cajun Country Festival Labadieville
(985) 526-8508

Oct. 7-9
Gretna Heritage Festival Gretna
361-7748; www.gretnafest.com

Oct. 7-9
Gumbo Festival Bridge City
436-4712; www.hgaparish.org

Oct. 7-9
Italian Festival
Chalmette 279-6073

Oct. 7-9
Swamp Pop Festival Bourg
(985) 594-7410

Oct. 8-9
Gumbo Cookoff New Iberia (888) 942-3742; www.iberia.org

Oct. 9
Laurel Valley Village Fall Festival Thibodaux (985) 446-1187

Oct. 11-16
Livingston Parish Fair Livingston (225) 686-1333

Oct. 12-16
Cotton Festival Ville Platte (337) 363-1878; www.evangelinetourism.com

Oct. 14-15
Rice Festival Crowley (337) 783-2108; www.ricefestival.com

Oct. 14-16
Boucherie Sorrento (225) 647-9966

Oct. 14-16
International Acadian Fest Plaquemine (225) 687-6549; www.kc970.org

Oct. 14-16
Oyster Festival Violet 682-3046

Oct. 14-16, 21-23
Mensaje Spanish Festival Metairie 283-0659; www.mensajefestival.com

Oct. 15
Fall For Art Covington
(985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart.org

Oct. 15-16
City Park Fall Garden Show
New Orleans 278-7495; www.neworleanscitypark.com/garden

Oct. 15-16
Old Farmer's Day Loranger (985) 878-2360; www.oldfarmersday.com

Oct. 15-16
Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival Madisonville
(985) 845-9200; www.lpbmaritimemuseum.org

Oct. 16
Creole Festival French Settlement
(225) 523-1465

Oct. 16
Louisiana Tournoi Ville Platte
(337) 363-9973; www.louisianatournoi.com

Oct. 16
Pepper Festival St. Martinville
(337) 367-6604

Oct. 18-23
Cal-Cam Parish Fair Sulphur
(337) 527-9371

Oct. 19-22
Washington Parish Free Fair Franklinton
(985) 839-5228; www.freefair.com

Oct. 21-23
Fete d'Octobre Kaplan
(337) 643-6472

Oct. 21-23
Oktoberfest Gonzales
(888) 775-7990; www.oktoberfestla.com

Oct. 21-23
Bucktown Seafood Festival
New Orleans 834-9977

Oct. 22-23
Voodoo Fest
New Orleans 486-4300; www.voodoomusicfest.com

Oct. 22-23
Downtown on the Bayou Houma
(985) 873-6367; www.houmatravel.com

Oct. 23
International Heritage Celebration Baton Rouge
(225) 930-0901

Oct. 27-30
Steel Pony Express Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival New Orleans 828-7433; www.steelponyexpress.com

Oct. 27-30
Yambilee Festival Opelousas (337) 948-8848

Oct. 27-Nov. 6
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Baton Rouge (225) 755-FAIR; www.gbrsf.com

Oct. 28-30
Celtic Nations Heritage Festival of Louisiana Mandeville 529-4570; www.cnhf-la.org

Oct. 28-30
Andouille Festival LaPlace
(985) 652-9569

Oct. 28-30
French Food Festival LaRose
(985) 693-7355; www.mobiletel.com/bayoucivicclub

Oct. 28-30
Louisiana Barbecue Festival Arabi
271-4671

Oct. 28-30
Louisiana Gumbo Festival Chackbay
(985) 633-7789

Oct. 29
Louisiana Book Festival Baton Rouge
(225) 219-9503; www.louisianabookfestival.org

Oct. 29-30
Antique Street Fair Slidell
(985) 643-6727

NOVEMBER

Nov. 3-7
Words & Music: A Literary Feast New Orleans 586-1609; www.wordsandmusic.org

Nov. 4-6
Louisiana Swine Festival Basile (337) 432-5251

Nov. 4-6
Sunshine Festival Donaldsonville (225) 473-4814

Nov. 5
Great Chili Challenge New Iberia (337) 364-2273

Nov. 5
Southdown Fall Festival Houma (985) 851-0154; www.southdownmuseum.org

Nov. 5-6
Gator Fest 2005: Holy Name of Jesus School and Parish Fair New Orleans 861-1466

Nov. 5-6
Giant Omelette Celebration Abbeville (337) 893-0013; www.giantomelette.com

Nov. 5-6
Shadows-on-the-Teche Civil War Reenactment New Iberia (877) 200-4924; www.shadowsontheteche.org

Nov. 5-6, 12-13
Audubon Zoo Louisiana Swamp Festival New Orleans 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org

Nov. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 25-2
7 Renaissance Festival Hammond area (985) 429-9992; www.larf.org

Nov. 11-13
Cracklin' Festival Port Barre
(337) 585-6188

Nov. 11-13
Westwego Fest Westwego
341-1003

Nov. 12
Thibodeauxville Fall Fest Thibodaux
(985) 446-1187; www.thibodauxchamber.com

Nov. 12-13
Covington 3 Rivers Art Festival Covington
(985) 871-4141; www.threeriversartfestival.com

Nov. 12-13
Fall Festival Destrehan
(985) 764-9315; www.destrehanplantation.org

Nov. 19
Highland Games Jackson
(225) 634-7397; www.lahighlandgames.com

Nov. 19-20
Civil War Living History Reenactment Camp Moore
(985) 229-2438; www.campmoore.com

Nov. 25-27
Louisiana Indian Heritage Association Annual Fall Pow-Wow Robert
(985) 345-9244; www.hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com

Nov. 26
The State Farm Bayou Classic New Orleans 587-3663; www.statefarmbayouclassic.com

Nov. 26
Cajun Christmas Bayou Parade Breaux Bridge
(337) 332-8500

DECEMBER

Dec. 2
Bayou Christmas Boat Parade Galliano (985) 693-7355

Dec. 2-4
Christmas Arts & Crafts Expo Covington (985) 796-5853

Dec. 2-4
Christmas in the Country St. Francisville (225) 635-6330; www.stfrancisville.us

Dec. 3
Once Upon a Cajun Christmas Houma (985) 873-6407

Dec. 3
Cajun Festival of Light Lafayette (800) 346-1958

Dec. 3-4
Orange Festival Buras (985) 564-2951; www.orangefestival.com

Dec. 3-4, 10-11
Renaissance Festival Hammond area (985) 429-9992; www.larf.org

Dec. 4
Canarian Christmas & Bonfire Chalmette 682-1010

Dec. 9-11
Festival of the Bonfires Gramercy/Lutcher (800) 367-7852; www.festivalofthebonfires.org

Dec. 10
St. Lucy Festival of Lights St. Martinville (337) 394-6021

Dec. 10
Algiers Bonfire New Orleans 568-5661

Dec. 11
Carolling in Washington Square New Orleans 945-8014; www.faubourgmarigny.com

Dec. 11
Islenos Christmas & Bonfire Chalmette 682-0862

Dec. 11
Christmas on the Bayou Parade Delcambre (888) 942-3742

Dec. 17
Christmas Boat Parade Bourg (800) 688-2732

Dec. 18
Carolling in Jackson Square New Orleans 593-9254; www.patioplanters.com

Dec. 23
Bonfest Port Allen (800) 654-9701; www.portallen.org

Dec. 25
Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee Lutcher/Gramercy
(800) 367-7852; www.festivalofthebonfires.org

Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Kwanzaa New Orleans 948-7323

JANUARY 2006

Jan. 2
Sugar Bowl
New Orleans 525-8573; www.nokiasugarbowl.com

Jan. 6
Twelfth Night Revelry Lake Charles
(337) 475-7393; www.passagoodtime.org

Jan. 6-7
Living History Encampment of Battle of New Orleans Anniversary Chalmette 281-0510; www.nps.gov/jela/

Jan. 7
Twilight at Twelfth Night Kenner 468-7293; www.Kenner.la.us/12night.html

Jan. 7
Gumbo Cook-off Crowley (337) 788-0177

Jan. 12-14
Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival Cameron (337) 775-5660; www.furfestival.com

Jan. 13-15
Mid-Winter Fair & Rodeo Lafayette (800) 346-1958

Jan. 15
Oyster Food Fest Lafitte 689-4757; www.jeanlafittetours.com

Jan. 16
Martin Luther King Day New Orleans 566-5011

Jan. 20-22
Vietnamese Tet Celebration Algiers 347-4725

Jan. 27-29
Vietnamese Tet Celebration Eastern New Orleans 254-5660

FEBRUARY 2006

Feb. 3-5
Vietnamese Tet Celebration Marrero 347-4725

Feb. 17-28
Mardi Gras parades New Orleans area 568-5661

Feb. 25
Women's Courir du Mardi Gras Iota (337) 779-2214; www.iotamardigras.com

Feb. 25
Grand Boucherie St. Martinville (337) 394-2233

Feb. 26
Courir de Mardi Gras Church Point (337) 684-2026; www.churchpointcourirdemardigras.com

Feb. 26
Old Time Boucherie Eunice (337) 457-7389

Feb. 27
Mardi Gras Royal Gala Lake Charles (800) 456-7952; www.passagoodtime.org

Feb. 27
Lundi Gras

Feb. 27
Lundi Gras Street Dance Mamou (337) 468-3272

Feb. 28
Mardi Gras

Feb. 28
Courir de Mardi Gras Eunice (337) 457-7389

Feb. 28
Carnival D'Acadie Crowley (337) 783-0824

Feb. 28
Courir de Mardi Gras Mamou (337) 468-3272

Feb. 28
Mardi Gras Folklife Festival Iota (337) 779-2214

Feb. 28
Chic-a-la Pie Parade Kaplan (337) 643-2400

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