If there's one thing Louisiana is known it's our Festivals. Of course, we have plenty to celebrate like the harvest of every crop, crawfish, wildlife, fruit, history, music, indigenous cuisine, arts and crafts, fish, furry critters, frogs, flowers, and wonderful cultures and traditions. They don't call us the Festival Capital of The World for nothing!

Every year we work hard to live up to our Festival Capital namesake with an estimated 400+ festivals going on around the bayou state from January to December. Some festivals are just coming back after a 2-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Springtime is here and this is the time of year when most of our festivals take place for obvious reasons. Below courtesy of Louisiana Destinations, is a look at the 2022 Louisiana Festivals & Major Events that have been scheduled so far.

Abbeville, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Cattle Festival & Fair - Abbeville, Louisiana - October 7-9, 2022

Amite, LA Festivals 2022

Amite Oyster Festival - Amite, Louisiana - March 18-20, 2022

Arnaudville, LA Festivals 2022

Annual Etouffee Festival - Arnaudville, Louisiana - April 29 - May 1, 2022

Basile, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Swine Festival - Basile, Louisiana - November 4-6, 2022

Baton Rouge, LA Festivals 2022

Baton Rouge Blues Festival - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - April 23-24, 2022

Belle Chase, LA Festivals 2022

Plaquemines Parish Seafood & Heritage Festival - Belle Chase, Louisiana - April 29-May 1, 2022

Bogalusa, LA Festivals 2022

Bogalusa Balloon Festival - Bogalusa, Louisiana - May 20-22, 2022
Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival - Bogalusa, Louisiana - September 23-24, 2022

Breaux Bridge, LA Festivals 2022

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (Parc Hardy) May 6-8, 2022 - Click for more

Bridge City, LA Festivals 2022

Bridge City Gumbo Festival - Bridge City, Louisiana - October 14-16, 2022

Bunkie, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Corn Festival - Bunkie, Louisiana - June 9-11, 2022

Buras, LA Festivals 2022

Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival - Buras, Louisiana - December 3-4, 2022

Cameron, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival - Cameron, Louisiana - January 6-8, 2022

Chalmette, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Crawfish Festival - Frederick Sigur Civic Center - Chalmette, Louisiana - March 17-20, 2022

Church Point, LA Festivals 2022

***Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras - Church Point, Louisiana -

Colfax, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Pecan Festival - Colfax, Louisiana - November 4-6, 2022

Crowley, LA Festivals 2022

International Rice Festival - Crowley, Louisiana - October 20-23, 2022

Delcambre, LA Festivals 2022

Delcambre Shrimp Festival - Delcambre, Louisiana - August 17-21, 2022

Dequincy, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Railroad Days Festival - DeQuincy, Louisiana ( Railroad Museum) - April 7-9, 2022

Deridder, LA Festivals 2022

Beauregard Watermelon Festival - Deridder, Louisiana - June 23-25, 2022

Des Allemands, LA Festivals 2022

***Louisiana Catfish Festival - Des Allemands, Louisiana -

Destrehan, LA Festivals 2022

Destrehan Fall Festival - Destrehan, Louisiana - November 12-13, 2022

Forest Hill, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Nursery Festival - Forest Hill, Louisiana - March 18-20, 2022

Franklin, LA Festivals 2022

***Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival - Franklin, Louisiana -

Gonzales, LA Festivals 2022

***Louisiana Family Festival - Gonzales, Louisiana -
Jambalaya Festival - Gonzales, Louisiana - May 27-29, 2022

Grand Isle, LA Festivals 2022

International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo - Grand Isle, Louisiana  - July 28-30 2022

Gretna, LA Festivals 2022

Gretna Heritage Festival - Gretna, Louisiana - October 7-9, 2022

Gueydan, LA Festivals 2022

Gueydan Duck Festival - Gueydan, Louisiana  - August 25-28, 2022

Hammond, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Renaissance Festival - Hammond, Louisiana - November 5-6, 2022

Henderson, LA Festivals 2022

Atchafalaya Basin Festival - Henderson, Louisiana (Henry Guidry Memorial Park) - November 12, 2022

Independence, LA Festivals 2022

Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival - Independence, Louisiana (Festival Square Downtown) - March 11-13, 2022

Iowa, LA Festivals 2022

Iowa Rabbit Festival - Iowa, Louisiana - March 15-17, 2022

Krotz Springs, LA Festivals 2022

Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival - Krotz Springs, Louisiana - June 2-4, 2022

Lafayette, LA Festivals 2022

Festival International De Louisiane - Lafayette, Louisiana April 27 - May 1, 2022
Festival Acadiens Et Creoles - Lafayette, Louisiana - March 18-20, 2022

Lake Charles, LA Festivals 2022

Black Heritage Festival - Lake Charles, Louisiana - March 10-13, 2022
***Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival - Lake Charles, Louisiana(Civic Center)
Louisiana Pirate Festival - Lake Charles, Louisiana - April 28 - May 8, 2022
Cajun Music and Food Festival - Lake Charles, Louisiana - July 16-17, 2022
Chuck Fest - Lake Charles, Louisiana - October 22, 2022

LaPlace, LA Festivals 2022

Andouille Festival - LaPlace, Louisiana (St. John Community Center Thomas F. Daley Park) - October 14-16, 2022

Larose, LA Festivals 2022

French Food Festival - Larose, Louisiana - October 28-30, 2022

Lebeau, LA Festivals 2022

Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival - Lebeau, Louisiana - July 2, 2022

Leesville, LA Festivals 2022

May Fest - Leesville, Louisiana - May 6-7, 2022
***West Louisiana Forestry Festival - Leesville, Louisiana

Luling, LA Festivals 2022

Alligator Festival - Luling, Louisiana(Westbank Bridge Park) - September 22-25, 2022

Lutcher, LA Festivals 2022

Festival of the Bonfires - Lutcher, Louisiana - December 9-11, 2022

Madisonville, LA Festivals 2022

Wooden Boat Festival - Madisonville, Louisiana - October 14-16, 2022a

Mamou, LA Festivals 2022

Mamou Cajun Music Festival - Mamou, Louisiana - September 16-17, 2022

Mansura, LA Festivals 2022

Cochon de Lait Festival - Mansura, Louisiana - May 14, 2022

Minden, LA Festivals 2022

Scottish Tartan Festival - Minden, Louisiana - April 23, 2022

Monroe, LA Festivals 2022

Red, White and Blue Air Show - Monroe, Louisiana - June 17-18, 2022

Morgan City, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival - Morgan City, Louisiana (Lawrence Park) - September 1-5, 2022

Natchitoches, LA Festivals 2022

Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival - Natchitoches, Louisiana(Riverbank Downtown) - September 16-17, 2022
Natchitoches Christmas Festival - Natchitoches, Louisiana - November 19, 2022  - January 6, 2023

New Iberia, LA Festivals

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival - Downtown New Iberia, Louisiana - September 22-25, 2022
World Championship Gumbo Cook-off - New Iberia, Louisiana (Bouligny Plaza) -October 8-9, 2022

New Orleans, LA Festivals

French Quarter Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - April 21-24, 2022
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana April 29 - May 8, 2022 - Click for more
National Fried Chicken Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - October 1-2, 2022

New Roads, LA Festivals 2022

***Harvest Festival on False River - New Roads, Louisiana -

Ponchatoula, LA Festivals 2022

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival - Ponchatoula, Louisiana - April 8-10, 2022

Port Barre, LA Festivals 2022

Port Barre Cracklin Festival - Port Barre, Louisiana - November 10-13, 2022

Rayne, LA Festivals 2022

Rayne Frog Festival - Rayne, Louisiana - May 12-15, 2022 - Click for more

Ruston, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Peach Festival - Ruston, Louisiana - June 4, 2022

Scott, LA Festivals 2022

Scott Boudin Festival - Scott, Louisiana - April 22-24, 2022

Shreveport, LA Festivals 2022

State Fair of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana - October 27- November 13, 2022
Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival - Shreveport, Louisiana (Festival Plaza, River Front) - October 1-9, 2022
Mudbug Madness - Shreveport, Louisiana - March 27-29, 2022

Slidell, LA Festivals 2022

Annual Hospice Foundation of the South Crawfish Cookoff - Slidell, Louisiana -  April 23, 2022
St. Tammany Crab Festival - Slidell, Louisiana - September 10-11, 2022

Sorrento, LA Festivals 2022

Boucherie Festival - Sorrento, Louisiana - December 2-4, 2022

Thibodeaux, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay - Thibodaux, Louisiana - October 21-23, 2022

Tickfaw, LA Festivals 2022

The Italian Festival - Tickfaw, Louisiana - April 22-24, 2022
Riff Ridgel Crawfish Cookoff - Tickfaw, Louisiana - May 14, 2022

Ville Platte, LA Festivals 2022

***Louisiana Cotton Festival - Ville Platte, Louisiana -
Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival - Ville Platte, Louisiana - May 6-7, 2022

Vivian, LA Festivals 2022

Louisiana Redbud Festival - Vivian, Louisiana _ March 19, 2022

Zwolle, LA Festivals 2022

Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta - Zwolle, Louisiana - October 6-8, 2022
Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival - Zwolle, Louisiana - April 23, 2022

Please note some cities don't have a date yet and have not confirmed whether their festival will take place this year, while others did not have their annual event this year. For new updates on the current schedule for Louisiana Festivals & Events, just go to Louisiana - destinations.com for more details.

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