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.
- New Orleans, Louisiana in NEW ORLEANS, LA
Starting with 500 attendees in 1986, this festival has now ballooned into an event hosting over 10,000 people each year. Musicians, actors and writers gather together for five days to promote writing, literacy and theatrical education programs.
- New Orleans, La. in New orleans, LA
Now in its 30th year, this festival is predominately a music event with nearly 800 performers participating. Over four days, visitors are treated to food samples from over 60 area restaurants while they enjoy the sounds of local musicians.
- New Orleands, Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
A salute to all that is Louisiana, this festival, also known as JazzFest, began in 1970 with an impromptu performance by Mahalia Jackson. It has been going strong ever since. While Jazz music takes center stage, the festival has evolved to include other genres as well. Cajun style cooking is showcased and cultural crafts are also on display.
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.
- 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.