July / August Calendar

Beautiful pattern with fresh watermelon slices on yellow bright background. Top View.


July 4. Dueling Barges Firework Show. New Orleans. go4thontheriver.com

July 5-8. Essence Festival. New Orleans. essence.com/festival-2018

July 13-15. Running of the Bulls. New Orleans. nolabulls.com

July 14. Bastille Day Fete. New Orleans. bastilledaynola.com/bastilledaynola

July 17-22. Tales of the Cocktail. New Orleans. talesofthecocktail.com

Aug. 1-31. COOLinary New Orleans. New Orleans. coolinaryneworleans.com

Aug. 1-31. New Orleans Museum Month. New Orleans. neworleans.com/museum-month

Aug. 3-5. Satchmo SummerFest New Orleans. New Orleans. satchmosummerfest.org

Aug. 4. Whitney White Linen Night New Orleans. New Orleans. cacno.org

Aug. 11. Dirty Linen Night New Orleans. New Orleans. dirtylinennola.com

Aug. 11. Red Dress Run New Orleans. New Orleans. neworleanshash.com/rdrsignup.asp

Aug. 24. Nola Downtown Music And Art Festival. New Orleans. cuttingedgenola.com

Aug. 30-Sept. 3. Southern Decadence New Orleans. southerndecadence.net



Cajun Country
June 30 – July 4. Erath Fourth of July Celebration. Erath. erath4.com

July 20-21. Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival. Natchitoches. louisianafolklife.nsula.edu

July 28. Ladies & Gentlemen’s Regatta LCYC. Lake Charles. lakecharlesyachtclub.com

Aug. 18. Arts & Crabs Fest. Lake Charles. artscouncilswla.org

Aug. 16-18. Le Cajun Music Awards and Festival. Lafayette. cajunfrenchmusic.org

Aug. 15-18. Shrimp Festival. Delcambre. shrimpfestival.net

Aug. 30 – Sept. 3. Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. Morgan City. shrimpandpetroleum.org



July 4. Red Stick White & Blue. Baton Rouge. lsumoa.org

Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Cane River Zydeco Festival. Natchitoches. natchitoches.com



July 27-28. Louisiana Watermelon Festival. Farmerville. farmerville.org/watermelon.php

Aug. 24-26. Ark-La-Tex Music Heritage Festival. Shreveport. klkl.fm




This year marks the 53rd annual Watermelon Festival — an event that combines a great summer treat with fun pastimes, such as tennis, arm wrestling and tricycle races. The biggest watermelon wins the prize and watermelons are auctioned off to the public. Participants can also try their hand at a watermelon eating or speed spitting contest — or opt for dressing up your prized watermelon for the best-dress watermelon competition. Add in a parade, a pageant with “teen” and “miss” categories, plus arts and crafts and you have a full weekend in Farmerville.




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