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Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: August


Thursdays-NovemberThursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series — See March 16 for event description.

3-6Satchmo Summerfest (Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 504-522-5730; — French Quarter Festivals Inc. produces this celebration of the life and  music of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. There's live music, seminars, family activities, food vendors and more. Hours TBA. Free.

5White Linen Night (300-600 blocks of Julia Street, New Orleans) — Galleries extend their hours and showcase their offerings during this massive art walk and street party that has food, drinks and live music. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Free.

12Red Dress Run (French Quarter; — Participants in this annual run for local charities all don red dresses to jog around the French Quarter. The event begins and ends at Crescent Park, where there will be drinks, food from local restaurants and live music. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (run is 11 a.m.-noon). Registration $40-$80.

16-20Delcambre Shrimp Festival (411 Richard St., Delcambre; — The 67th annual festival includes a blessing of the fleet, live music, shrimp prepared a variety of ways, food vendors, carnival rides, a shrimp cook-off, fais do dos and kids activities. Times and admission TBA.

19Arts & Crabs Fest (Burton Coliseum, 7001 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, 337-439-2787; — Regional roots music, Louisiana cuisine, crab dishes and local craft beers are the focal points of this 21-and-older festival. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Admission $30 and up.

23-26Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events (Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel, 444 St. Charles Ave.; — The conference includes seminars and workshops covering the latest trends in the music industry, legal issues, filmmaking, interactive applications and media business education. Hours and admissions vary.

26Brewsiana (House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; — The festival has live music on four stages, beers from more than 15 Louisiana breweries, and food to complement each beer. There also are games, contests and more. Time TBA. $12.

30-Sept. 2Southern Decadence Festival (French Quarter; — The 46th annual gay festival includes contests, parties, special events, parades, a free outdoor concert and more. Times and admissions vary.

31-Sept. 4Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival (715 Second St., Morgan City, 985-385-0703; — There are shrimp dishes, live music, food vendors, a children's area, arts and crafts, a car show and fireworks. Times TBA. Free.


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