September / October Calendar

Greater New Orleans

Sept. 2-4. Louisiana Seafood Festival. New Orleans.
Sept. 3-4. Westbank Heritage Festival. Westwego.
Sept. 30. Louisiana Wildfowl Festival. Mandeville. 985-892-2215.
Oct. 1. Blues in da Parish Festival. Violet.
Oct. 1-2. Treme Festival. New Orleans.
Oct. 4. Art for Arts’ Sake. New Orleans.
Oct. 4-8. Que Pasa Fest. Kenner.
Oct. 7-8. Oktoberfest. Kenner. 504-522-8014.
Oct. 7-9. Gretna Heritage Festival. Gretna.
Oct. 8. Natural Living Fest. Abita Springs.
Oct. 8-9. Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. Madisonville. 985-845-9200.
Oct. 14-16. Bridge City Gumbo Festival. Bridge City.
Oct. 14-16. Crescent City Blues & BBQ. New Orleans.
Oct. 23. Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. New Orleans.
Oct. 28-30. Voodoo Music Experience. New Orleans.

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

October 13-16

Lafayette Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is a music, craft and food festival, celebrating the cultural heritage of the region. For more than 40 years, the festival has offered locals and visitors a chance to immerse themselves in a distinctly Cajun and Creole experience. The musical lineup showcases the best of Cajun and Zydeco music and this year includes acts such as Roddie Romero & Hub City All-Stars and Lost Bayou Ramblers. Put on your dancin’ shoes and bring your appetite for this must-attend event.

Cajun Country

Sept. 3. Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Plaisance.
Sept. 5. Boo Zoo’s Labor Day Festival. Iowa, La. 337-853-2350.
Sept. 17. Five Bayous Fishing Rodeo. Houma. 985-563-7483
Sept. 23-25. Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. New Iberia. 337-369-9323.
Sept. 24-25. Best of the Bayou Festival. Houma.
Sept. 25. Calca-Chew Food Festival. Lake Charles. 337-439-4585.
Oct. 2. Bayou Veg Festival. Houma. 985-227-3983.
Oct. 7-9. Voice of the Wetlands Festival. Houma. 985-226-5762.
Oct. 7-9. Lake Charles Film & Music Festival. Lake Charles.
Oct. 8. Rouge et Blanc Wine Festival. Lake Charles. 337-475-5123.
Oct. 8. Vinton Heritage Festival. Vinton. 337-589-7453.
Oct. 8. Louisiana Cajun Food Fest. Kaplan.
Oct. 13-16. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. Lafayette.
Oct. 13-16. Louisiana Cattle Festival. Abbeville.
Oct. 14-16. Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay. Thibodaux.
Oct. 15-16. Chauvin Culture and Heritage Festival. Chauvin.
Oct. 22. Culture Fest. Lake Charles. 337-409-9636.
Oct. 22-23. Rougarou Fest. Houma. 985-580-7289.
Oct. 24. Arts Fest. Lake Charles. 337-439-2787.


Sept. 2-4. Froggy Bottom Unity Festival. Cullen. 318-206-3208
Sept. 2-5. Bayou Mudfest. Sarepta. 318-377-3800.
Sept. 16-17. Greenwood Pioneer Heritage Festival. Greenwood. 318-938-7261.
Sept. 17. Highland Jazz & Blues Festival. Shreveport.
Oct. 1-8. Red River Revel Arts Festival. Shreveport.
Oct. 4-8. Webster Parish Fair. Minden. 318-377-6250
Oct. 7-8. Springhill Lumberjack Festival. Springhill. 318-464-0719.
Oct. 15. Annual Shreveport Brew. Shreveport.
Oct. 27-Nov 13. The State Fair of Louisiana. Shreveport. 318-635-1361.


Oct. 15. FunktoberFest. Alexandria.

Plantation Country

Sept. 10-11. Smokin’ Oldies But Goodies Fest. Baton Rouge.
Oct. 14-15. Southern Garden Symposium & Workshops. St. Francisville. 225-635-3738.
Oct. 29. Louisiana Book Festival. Baton Rouge. 225-219-9503.




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