Summer Fun: Festivals & Events, 2019

Published on: May 6th, 2019

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Satchmo SummerFest is so sweet!

"Festival Season" is technically over, but fear not, because there's a whole summer season of music festival fun ahead around south Louisiana. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana this summer. Just remember to stay hydrated!

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

May

8-11: Rayne Frog Festival
9-12: Cochon De Lait Festival, Mansura, LA
12: Mother's Day Celebration at Audubon Zoo featuring Irma Thomas
16-18: Starks Mayhaw Festival
17-19: Plaquemines Parish Seafood & Heritage Festival, Belle Chasse
17-19: Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
16-19: Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
23-26: New Orleans Greek Festival
24-26: Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales
25-26: Treme 7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival
May 28-June 1: Birdfoot Festival, New Orleans

June

1-2: New Orleans Oyster Festival

7-9: Cajun Heritage Festival, Larose
7-9: New Orleans Pride
8-9: French Market Creole Tomato Festival
20-23: FestiGals
21-22: Louisiana Peach Festival, Ruston
21-23: Louisiana Catfish Festival, Des Allemands
22-23: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

July

4: Go 4th on the River
5-7: Essence Music Festival
6: Lebeau Zydeco Festival, Lebeau
12: Bastille Day Fete
12-14: San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, aka Running of the Bulls
19-20: Cajun French Music & Food Festival, Lake Charles
25: Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

August

2-4: Satchmo SummerFest
3: White Linen Night
10: Red Dress Run
10: Dirty Linen Night
14-18: Delcambre Shrimp Festival, Delcambre, LA

September

Aug 29-Sept 2: Southern Decadence
Aug 29-Sept 2: Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Morgan City
12-15: New Orleans Burlesque Festival
14: Highland Jazz & Blues Festival, Shreveport
20-21: Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival
20-22: St. Tammany Crab Festival, Slidell
27-39: Alligator Festival, Luling, LA
27-28: The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival
27-29: Gretna Heritage Festival

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