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.
[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.
Krewe of Boo is the official Halloween parade in New Orleans. Fabulous floats and creative costumes are all the rage at this annual event through downtown New Orleans.
- Abbeville, LA, U.S.A. in Abbeville, LA
Two fall days in Abbeville mark this egg-filled celebration. Beginning with a two mile fun walk, the event continues with a Kid's World activity area, the Tractor Egg Cracking Contest, an art show, plus live entertainment. The next day brings the Cajun Challenge Bicycle Ride, an antique car show, and the main event, Petit Omelette Cooking by local restaurateurs.
The state fair is held in Shreveport in the spring. Numerous livestock competitions and horse shows are held over the 14-day event. A rodeo, cheerleading competitions and tractor pulls are also scheduled. Free concerts and animal shows are crowd favorites.
- 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.