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.
Thousands descend on Shreveport in late May to take part in this outstanding Cajun festival. Zydeco, Blues and Jazz music highlight the entertainment, while crawfish are the culinary stars.
- 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.
- Festival Plaza 101 Crockett St Shreveport, LA 71101 in Shreveport, LA
Shreveport celebrates the arts during this October event. Over 180,000 spectators flock to this riverfront location where national artists display their prized pieces, and performers bring their art to life. Dedicated to arts education, organizers set aside an entire area of the festival for children's activities.
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.
- 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.
- 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.