- New Orleands, Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
A celebration of African American heritage and culture, the Essence Music Festival has been held at the Superdome in New Orleans almost every year since 1995. It has featured headline performers such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Beyonce, as well as aspiring artists.
- French Quarter in New Orleans, LA
Mixologists unite at this five day event in New Orleans. Through workshops, seminars and tasting sessions, attendees are educated in the art of cocktail making. Top bartenders from all over the world receive awards. A Cocktail Apprentice program is supported through this event.
- French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70130 in New Orleans, LA
Icon Louis Armstrong is celebrated at this annual Jazz festival held at the State Museum's Old Mint in the French Quarter. Highlights include performances in contemporary and traditional jazz music. Discussion groups deal with various aspects of Armstrong's life. Children's activities are scheduled. Local restaurants serve some of the great performer's favorite meals.
- New Orleans, Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
Beginning as a small celebration with a group of friends, Southern Decadence has now become the largest assembly of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals in New Orleans. Open to all, the event's main attraction is the parade through the French Quarter.
- 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.
- 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.