With its beautiful landscape and rich history, Louisiana is a state filled with different activities. From its rich Creole culture to its bustling urban centers, the state has something to offer everyone. Its rich history has inspired a wide variety of world-famous events, festivals, parades, museums, natural attractions and more.
- Downtown Gretna, LA 70053 in Gretna, LA
Over 20 blocks of the city of Gretna are filled with stages, arts, crafts, and amusement rides during this two day event. An enormous food tent is filled with bustling vendors hoping to have the crowd's favorite offerings while two separate areas housing a Beer Garden and an Italian Village also compete with their ethnic foods.
- Thibodaux, La. in Thibodaux, LA
Local musical performances, 5K races, martial arts exhibitions and cooking demonstrations fill the schedule of this three day festival. Amusement rides and carnival type booths round out the fun.
[The 2020 edition will be virtual. Check the official website linked below for more details]. Held in Lafayette Square in October, this festival features three days of outstanding musical performances. Food and craft vendors are part of the market area of the festival.
- New Orleands, Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
November at the Festival Grounds in New Orleans' City Park is the place to be. Despite its name, this is a family friendly event. With the purchase of an adult pass, children are admitted free. In addition to the music, visual electronic art pieces are on display. Food and craft vendors are also on site.
- Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Football lovers revel in this college rivalry between Grambling State and Southern University. Held in November, this game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans draws huge crowds each year.
- Hammond, Louisiana in Hammond, LA
Combining amusement rides, theatrical performances and educational experiences, the festival is fun for all. This fall event is situated on 16 acres where visitors travel back in time to the 16th century and life in a village named Albright. Jousting fests and educational demonstrations are just a few of the activities to enjoy. The city of Hammond hosts the event.