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Louisiana Festivals

Chef John Folse & friend at the Strawberry Festival


In Louisiana, every season is festival season!  Both big cities and small towns celebrate Louisiana life and culture through festivals honoring food, music, the arts, and the state’s diverse cultural heritage.  Through the years, these festivals have been featured on Louisiana: The State We’re In, A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse , and KLFY-TV in Lafayette.  During the month of May on the LDMA, explore these festival stories from around the state.    





Black Heritage Festival in Lake Charles (1996)


Blueberry Festival in Mansfield (1996)


Bluegrass Festival in Folsom (1978)


Catfish Festival in Des Allemands (1996)


Celtic Nations Heritage Festival in New Orleans (1996)


Cochon de Lait Festival in Mansura (1996)


Crab Festival in Lacombe (1996)


Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge (1968 & 1996)

Rayne Frog Festival


Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans (1996)


Duck Festival in Gueydan (1996)


Dulcimer Festival in Port Allen (2010)


Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette (1996)


Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette (1978 & 1996)


Frog Festival in Rayne (1978, 1996 & 2008)


Gumbo Festival in Bridge City (1996)

Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival


Irish Film Festival in Baton Rouge (2013, 2014 & 2015)


Jewish Film Festival in Baton Rouge (2009 & 2012)


Los Islenos Festival in St. Bernard Parish (1996)


Peach Festival in Ruston (1996 & 2011)


Pecan Festival in Colfax (1996)


Pepper Festival in St. Martinville (1996)


Poke Salot Festival in Oak Grove (1996)Red River Revel


Red River Revel in Shreveport (1978, 1980 & 2011)


Renaissance Festival in Hammond (2011)


Rice Festival in Crowley (1996)


Shrimp & Petroleum Festival in Morgan City (1996)


Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival in Plaisance (1985)

Clifton Chenier at Zydeco Festival


Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula (1996)


Sugar Cane Festival in New Iberia (1996)


Sunshine Festival in Donaldsonville (1996)


Washington Parish Free Fair in Franklinton (1993 & 1996)


Wooden Boat Festival in Madisonville (1996)


Yambilee Festival in Opelousas (1966, 1967 & 1996)1967 Yambilee Festival


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