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2014 Summer Festivals & Fun

The Palmetto Bug Stompers
The Palmetto Bug Stompers last summer at Satchmo Fest. Photo by Bill Sasser.

The weather's getting hot out, and the music & festival fun just gets better as the temperature increases. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana this summer. And don't forget to drink lots. Of water, of water!

Want to recommend music festival not listed? Speak up, in the comments section below.


6-8: Church Point Buggy Festival
7-8: French Market Creole Tomato Festival
7-8: Cajun Heritage Festival, St Rose
14-15: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival
19-22: FestiGals 2014
20-22: Louisiana Catfish Festival, Des Allemands
27-28: Louisiana Peach Festival, Ruston


3: Uncle Sam Jam, Metairie
3-6: Essence Music Festival
4: Go 4th on the River
5: Lebeau Zydeco Festival, Washington
10: Southern Gothic Festival
10-13: San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, aka Running of the Bulls
11-14: Bastille Day Fete
16-20: Tales of the Cocktail
18-19: Swamp Pop Music Festival, Gonzales
18-20: Cajun Music & Food Festival, Lake Charles



July 31-Aug 3: Satchmo SummerFest
2: White Linen Night
10: Red Dress Run
10: Dirty Linen Night
14-16: Le Cajun Awards and Music Festival, Breaux Bridge
29-30: Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival, Plaisance
Aug 27 - Sept 1: Southern Decadence
Aug 28 - Sept 1: Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Morgan City



5-6: St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival
18-21: New Orleans Burlesque Festival
25-27: Great Southern RV Park Bluegrass Festival, Angie
26-27: The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival

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