There is never a dull moment in the Bayou State. Louisiana can and will make a festival out of anything people, food, music, you name it. If you like to pass a good time, here's your guide to all the excitement.

A lot of these festivals in Louisiana are unique, and usually are jam-packed with entertainment, shopping for arts and crafts, food, and more. Louisiana has so many festivals it is very possible that you were not even familiar with many of them until now. Louisiana always has time, for a good time! Below take a look at all of the Louisiana festivals going on this month alone.


3/1-3/3 – Kenner Festa Italiana – Kenner
3/2 – Here’s the Beef Cookoff – Opelousas
3/2 – Zapp’s International Beerfest – Baton Rouge
3/2 – Bayou Terrebonne Boucherie – Houma
3/2 – Louisiana Food Truck Festival: Spring – Slidell
3/2-3/3 – Los Isleños Fiesta – St. Bernard
3/8-3/10 – Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival – Independence
3/8-3/10 – Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival – New Orleans

3/9 – Black Heritage Day Festival – Lake Charles
3/10Crawfete at Perkins Rowe – Baton Rouge
3/14Battle for the Paddle – Lake Charles
3/15-3/16The Iowa Rabbit Festival – Lake Charles
3/15-3/16Celtic Bayou Festival – Lafayette
3/15-3/17 Amite Oyster Festival – Amite
3/15-3/17Crawfest at Betty Virginia Park – Shreveport
3/16 Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival – St. Martinville
3/16 – Louisiana Redbud Festival – Vivian
3/16* – NOLA on Tap – New Orleans
3/16* – St. Patrick’s Day on the Bayou – Thibodaux
3/16 – Patty in the Park – Lafayette

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Facebook
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Facebook

3/20-3/24Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival – New Orleans
3/20-3/24New Orleans Bourbon Festival – New Orleans
3/21-3/24Louisiana Crawfish Festival – St. Bernard
3/22Shell-A-Bration – New Orleans
3/22Wine Fête – New Orleans
3/22-3/23Hammond BBQ Challenge – Hammond
3/23*FishStock – Belle Chasse
3/23Louisiana Red Beans and Rice Heritage and Music Festival – Baton Rouge
3/23Tunica Hills Music Festival – St. Francisville
3/23Fête Francaise – New Orleans
3/23Washington Community Festival – Washington
3/23World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off – Eunice
3/23-3/24 Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival/Congo Square Rhythms Festival – New Orleans
3/29-3/30 Volksfest – New Orleans

3/29-3/31Louisiana Lao New Year Festival – Lafayette
3/30Merryville Pioneer Heritage Festival – Merryville
3/30Freret Street Festival – New Orleans
3/30Lafayette Holi – Lafayette
3/30-3/31*Slidell Spring Antique Street Fair – Slidel

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