Calendar September/October

Greater New Orleans

Aug. 31 – Sept. 4. Southern Decadence. New Orleans.
SEPT. 11-17. Restaurant Week New Orleans. New Orleans.
SEPT. 14-17. New Orleans Burlesque Festival. New Orleans.
SEPT. 23. NOLA on Tap. New Orleans.
SEPT. 23-24. National Fried Chicken Festival. New Orleans.
SEPT. 29-Oct. 1. Treme Fall Fest. New Orleans.
SEPT. 30. Carnaval Latino. New Orleans.
SEPT. 29-Oct. 1. Treme Fall Fest. New Orleans.
OCT. 4. Art for Arts’ Sake. New Orleans.
OCT. 6-8. Gentilly Fest. New Orleans.
OCT. 6-21. Oktoberfest. Kenner.
OCT. 7. Beignet Festival. New Orleans.
OCT. 11-19. New Orleans Film Festival. New Orleans.
OCT. 13-15. Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. New Orleans.
OCT. 20-21. Boo at the Zoo. New Orleans.
OCT. 21. Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade. New Orleans.
OCT. 21. Mac n Cheese Fest. New Orleans.
OCT. 21. Cochon de Lait Festival. New Orleans.
OCT. 22. Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. New Orleans.
OCT. 27-28. Boo at the Zoo. New Orleans.
OCT. 27-29. Louisiana Seafood Festival. New Orleans.
OCT. 27-29. Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. New Orleans.
OCT. 27-29. WWII Air, Sea and Land Festival. New Orleans.


Cajun Country

JUNE – SEPT. 17. Eat Lafayette. Lafayette.
Aug. 31- Sept. 4. Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. Morgan City.
SEPT. 1-2. Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Opelousas.
SEPT. 8-10. TaWaSi Antiques and Collectibles Show. Thibodaux.
SEPT. 9. Boudin Wars. Sulphur.
SEPT. 9. Taco Festival. Lafayette.
SEPT. 15-16. Pepper Festival. St. Martinville.
SEPT. 16. Rebel Run 5k. Sulphur.
SEPT. 21. Farm Fest. New Iberia.
SEPT. 22. Downtown Live After 5 – Blue Eyed Soul. Houma.
SEPT. 22-23. Best of the Bayou Music Festival. Houma.
SEPT. 23. Movies in the Parc. Lafayette.
SEPT. 28. Sesquicentennial Exhibit Opening. Lake Charles.
SEPT. 29. Sesquicentennial Community Celebration. Lake Charles.
SEPT. 30. Movies in the Parc. Lafayette.
OCT. 6-8. Tour du Teche 135. Breaux Bridge.
OCT. 7-8. Germanfest. Roberts Cove.
OCT. 10-15. Louisiana Cotton Festival. Ville Platte.
OCT. 12-15. Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. Lafayette.
OCT. 14-15. Gumbo Cookoff. New Iberia.
OCT. 18. St. Martin Creole Farmers Market Chariot Parade. St. Martinville.
OCT. 19-22. International Rice Festival. Crowley.
OCT. 21. Boudin Cook-Off. Lafayette.
OCT. 21. Shake Your Trail Feather Festival. Breaux Bridge.
OCT. 28. Sweet Dough Pie Festival. Grand Coteau.
OCT. 28. Harvest Moon Festival. Franklin.



SEPT. 10. Living on a Spare Youth Rally. Alexandria.
SEPT. 16. Le Tour de Bayou 2017. Alexandria.
OCT. 7. Friendship House Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser. Alexandria.
OCT. 19. United Way Wild Cook-Off. Alexandria.



SEPT. 2-3. Powerboat Nationals Grand Prix of Louisiana U.S. National Championship. Shreveport-Bossier.
SEPT. 3. Red River Margarita Pour Off. Shreveport-Bossier.
SEPT. 9-10. Centenary College Book Bazaar. Shreveport.
SEPT. 16. Highland Jazz and Blues Festival. Shreveport.
SEPT. 21-23. PRCA Rodeo. Springhill. (318)469-6358.
SEPT. 30-7. Red River Revel Arts Festival. Shreveport.
OCT. 13-14. Springhill Lumberjack Festival. Springhill. 619-988-6941
OCT. 26-12. State Fair of Louisiana. Shreveport.
OCT. 31. Boo at the Boardwalk. Shreveport.


Plantation Country

SEPT. 13. Behind Enemy Lines. Baton Rouge.
SEPT. 22-23. National TLSM Single Mom’s Conference. Baton Rouge.
SEPT. 22-23. Hot Air Balloon Festival. Gonzales.
OCT. 6. Brew at the Zoo. Baton Rouge.
OCT. 21-22. Boo at the Zoo. Baton Rouge.
OCT. 28-29. Boo at the Zoo. Baton Rouge.


Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Oct. 12-15 One of Lafayette’s premier festivals, Festivals Acadiens et Creoles is highlighting Cajun music in it’s 43rd installment, Oct. 12-15. The free festival held in Girard Park will see more than 60 live bands, two dozen food vendors and 70 artists from across Louisiana. This year you can download a handy pocket guide to ensure you have all the need-to-know information right at your fingertips.



Oct. 21
NOLA Mac N Cheese Festival
It’s not a New Orleans festival if it doesn’t involve food. The inaugural Mac N Cheese Festival is bringing a new spin to a food festival. More than a dozen local restaurants will be serving up their best mac ‘n’ cheese while you get down to the tunes of Grayson Capps and Susan Cowsill.

Sept. 3
Red River Margarita Pour Off
The best restaurants, bars and other businesses around the Shreveport-Bossier area will compete in the 3rd annual Red River Margarita Pour Off. It’s up to the attendees to taste, sample and vote for their favorite. Beer, tacos and additional margaritas will be on sale as Southern Roots provides the live music for the evening.

Sept. 22-23
Hot Air Balloon Festival
Soon Gonzales will be full of hot air when the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival takes flight Sept. 22-23. The whole family can enjoy the festival, which features a children’s village, classic car show, barbecue competition and fireworks show. Due to the heavy flooding in 2016, the festival was cancelled, so show organizers are determined to come back better than ever for 2017.




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