November/December Calendar

Greater New Orleans
Nov. 4. Boudin, Bourbon & Beer. New Orleans.
Nov. 4-5. Pontchartrain Film Festival. Mandeville.
Nov. 5. Central City Fest. New Orleans.
Nov. 5. Second District Blues Festival. New Orleans.
Nov. 5. Bayou Bacchanal. New Orleans. 504-220-8441.
Nov. 5-Jan.7. Napoléon. General. Emperor. Legend. Exhibit at M.S. Rau Antiques. New Orleans. 212-580-0835.
Nov. 11-12. New Orleans Book Festival. New Orleans.
Nov. 11-13. Westwego Cypress Swamp Festival. Westwego. 504-341-3424
Nov. 12-13. Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. New Orleans. 504-558-6100.
Nov. 12-13. Three Rivers Arts Festival. Covington. 985-327-9797.
Dec. 2. St. Tammany’s Ozone Camellia Festival. Slidell. 985-643-7153
Dec. 2-4. Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival. Buras. 504-405-8535.
Dec. 16-30. Nola Christmas Fest. New Orleans.
Dec. 17. Jingle Bell Run. New Orleans. 337-540-0615.

Cajun Country
Nov. 4-5. Festival of Words. Grand Coteau. 337-254-9695.
Nov. 4-6. Louisiana Swine Festival. Basile. 337-230-1479.
Nov. 5. Jungle Gardens Fun Run. New Iberia.
Nov. 10. Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet & Outdoor Show. Houma. 985-855-9619.
Nov. 10-13. Southern Screen Film Festival. Lafayette.
Nov. 12. Atchafalaya Basin Festival. Henderson. 337-205-2443.
Nov. 12. Bayou Beer Fest. Houma. 985-873-9185.
Nov. 12-13. Flea Fest. Lake Charles. 337-502-8584.
Nov. 18-20. El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia. New Iberia.
Dec. 2-3. Houma Cajun Christmas Parade. Houma. 985-873-6408
Dec. 3. Al Berard Music Festival. Arnaudville.

Fairing Amid the Flood
HAMMOND In August, south and central Louisiana was impacted by another devastating flood wiping out homes, city buildings and leaving an overwhelming recovery process for residents and businesses. The Louisiana Renaissance Festival was also impacted by the storm with more than 10 feet of water covering the festival grounds and affecting the performers. After a two week cleanup process, donations are being collected to help the participating merchants, who provide and pay for all of their belongings at the fair, get back on their feet. The festival is set to begin the first weekend of November and continue each weekend until Dec. 10 and 11. To donate to the effort, visit the Renaissance Festival’s GoFundMe page at

Nov. 4-6. Louisiana Pecan Festival. Colfax. 318-627-5196.
Nov. 4-6. Sabine Freestate Festival. Florien. 318-586-3521
Nov. 19-Jan.6. Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Natchitoches.

Nov. 17-19. Annual Les Boutiques De Noel. Bossier City. 318-393-2164.
Dec. 3. Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival. Oil City. 318-631-0182.
Dec. 10. Benton Christmas on the Square Festival and Parade. Benton.

Plantation Country
Nov. 5,6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25,26,27; Dec. 3,4,10,11. Louisiana Renaissance Fest. Hammond.
Nov. 19-20. Fall Pow Wow. Gonzales. 985-796-5433
Dec. 9-11. Festival of the Bonfires. Lutcher. 225-562-2520

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