Summer Fun: Festivals & Events, 2018

Published on: April 23rd, 2018


Satchmo SummerFest is so sweet!

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.


10-13: Cochon De Lait Festival, Mansura, LA
10-12: Rayne Frog Festival
13: Mother's Day Celebration at Audubon Zoo featuring Irma Thomas
17-19: Starks Mayhaw Festival
18-20: Plaquemines Parish Seafood & Heritage Festival, Belle Chasse
18-20: Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
18-20: Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
23-27: New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
25-27: New Orleans Greek Festival
25-27: Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales
26: Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival
May 29-June 3: Birdfoot Festival, New Orleans


2-3: Cajun Heritage Festival, Larose
2-3: New Orleans Oyster Festival
8-10: New Orleans Pride
9-10: French Market Creole Tomato Festival
21-24: FestiGals 2017
22-23: Louisiana Peach Festival, Ruston
22-24: Louisiana Catfish Festival, Des Allemands
23-24: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival


4: Go 4th on the River
5-8: Essence Music Festival
7: Lebeau Zydeco Festival, Lebeau
13-15: San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, aka Running of the Bulls
13: Bastille Day Fete
20-21: Cajun French Music & Food Festival, Lake Charles
26: Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo


3-5: Satchmo SummerFest
4: White Linen Night
11: Red Dress Run
11: Dirty Linen Night
15-19: Delcambre Shrimp Festival, Delcambre, LA


Aug 30-Sept 3: Southern Decadence
Aug 31-Sept 3: Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Morgan City
14-15: Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival
15: Highland Jazz & Blues Festival, Shreveport
15-16: St. Tammany Crab Festival, Slidell
20-23: New Orleans Burlesque Festival
22-23: Fried Chicken Festival
28-30: Alligator Festival, Luling, LA
28-29: The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival
28-30: Gretna Heritage Festival

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