- 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.
- Downtown Lafayette, LA 70502 in Lafayette, LA
This five day late April festival is held in Lafayette. There are no fewer than six music stages. Food vendors and craft and art gallery areas are scattered throughout the downtown area. Workshops promoting the area's culture and foods are also available to attendees.
- 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.
- Parc Hardy Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 in Breaux Bridge, LA
Everything Cajun is celebrated during this three day festival in early May. Music is performed from morning until night while traditional Cajun food, dance and culture are showcased. A parade led by the Crawfish Queen adds to the fun.