Summer Fun: Festivals & Events, 2017

Published on: May 10th, 2017


Original Pinettes Brass Band
Original Pinettes Brass Band at Satchmo Summer Fest. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.

Don't let the hot weather slow you down! Even though "Festival Season" is technically over, there's a whole summer season of music & festival fun ahead. 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.


11-14: Cochon De Lait Festival, Mansura, LA
11-14: UNO Film Fest
13: Crawfish Mambo
14: Zulu on the Bayou Mothers Day Festival
14: Mothers Day at the Audubon Zoo w/Irma Thomas
19-21: Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival
19-21: Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
19-21: Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
25-28: New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
26-28: New Orleans Greek Festival
26-28: Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales
26-28: Treme 7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival
27: Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival
May 30-June 4: Birdfoot Festival, New Orleans


2-4: Cajun Heritage Festival, Larose
3-4: New Orleans Oyster Festival
9-11: New Orleans Pride
10-11: French Market Creole Tomato Festival
22-24: FestiGals 2017
23-24: Louisiana Peach Festival, Ruston
23-25: Louisiana Catfish Festival, Des Allemands
24-25: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival
24-25: New Orleans Caribbean Festival


June 30-July 3: Essence Music Festival
1: Lebeau Zydeco Festival 
4: Go 4th on the River
8: Frida Fest, Bay St. Louis
7-9: San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, aka Running of the Bulls
14: Bastille Day Fete
14-15: Cajun French Music & Food Festival, Lake Charles


4-6: Satchmo SummerFest
5: White Linen Night
12: Red Dress Run
13: Dirty Linen Night
16-20: Delcambre Shrimp Festival, Delcambre, LA


Aug 30-Sept 4: Southern Decadence
Aug 31-Sept 4: Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Morgan City
8-9: Mamou Cajun Music Festival, Mamou, LA
9-10: St. Tammany Crab Festival, Slidell
14-17: New Orleans Burlesque Festival
21-24: Alligator Festival, Luling, LA
29-30: The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival

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