Summer Fun: Festivals & Events, 2016

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Published on: May 5th, 2016

Summer Fun: Festivals & Events, 2016

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!

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13-15: Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival
18-29: Birdfoot Festival
20-21 Creole Zydeco and Okra Festival, St. Martinsville
20-22: Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
20-22: Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
26-29: New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
27-29: Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival
27-29: New Orleans Greek Festival
27-29: Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales
28: Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival


3-5: Cajun Heritage Festival, Larose
4-5: New Orleans Oyster Festival
11-12: French Market Creole Tomato Festival
17-19: Louisiana Catfish Festival, Des Allemands
18: Lower 9th Ward Summer Festival
18-19: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival
18-19: Roots Reggae Culture Festival
23-26: North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Waterford, MS
24-25: Louisiana Peach Festival, Ruston
24-26: Snake Oil Festival
25-26 St. Tammany Crab Festival, Slidell  


1-3: Essence Music Festival
2: Lebeau Zydeco Festival, Washington
3: Uncle Sam Jam, Metairie
4: Go 4th on the River
8-10: San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, aka Running of the Bulls
11: Bastille Day Fete
15-16: Swamp Pop Music Festival, Gonzales
15-17: Cajun Music & Food Festival, Lake Charles
19-24: Tales of the Cocktail
28-30: FestiGals 2016


Aug 5-7: Satchmo SummerFest
6: White Linen Night
13: Red Dress Run
13: Dirty Linen Night


Aug 31-Sept 5: Southern Decadence
1-5: Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Morgan City
2-4: Louisiana Seafood Festival
3: Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival, Plaisance
15-18: New Orleans Burlesque Festival
23-24: The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival
25: Fried Chicken Festival

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