Louisiana festivals provide lots of entertainment bang for the buck, with most offering music, food, cultural activities and fun for the kids. Because Louisianans love to celebrate their heritage, history and talents, there's a festival almost every week of the year, many in New Orleans or within an easy drive. There are small church fairs and internationally known events like New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette and the Voodoo Music + Art Experience. There are festivals based on every cuisine and food Louisiana produces, as well as our music and traditions.
Here is a calendar of fairs, festivals and other celebrations around the state for the rest of the year. Some events have not finalized their schedules, so check their websites for more information.