Events

Top Choice Music in Lafayette

Festival International de Louisiane

At the fabulous Festival International de Louisiane, hundreds of local and international artists rock out for five days over the last weekend in April in the largest free music festival of its caliber in the US. Alt…
Cultural in New Orleans

St Joseph's Day – Super Sunday

March 19 and its nearest Sunday bring 'gangs' of Mardi Gras Indians out into the streets in all their feathered, drumming glory. The Super Sunday parade usually begins around noon at Bayou St John and Orleans Ave, b…
Music in New Orleans

Jazz Fest

Held during the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, this world-renowned extravaganza of music, food, crafts and good living is a mainstay of the New Orleans festival calendar.
Cultural in New Orleans

Mardi Gras

In February or early March, Fat Tuesday marks the orgasmic finale of the Carnival season.
Music in French Quarter

French Quarter Festival

During the second weekend of April, the largest free music festival in the country takes over the French Quarter.
Music in Cajun Prairie

Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

Plaisance, northwest of Opelousas, hosts this grassroots, fun-for-the-family festival.
Art in New Orleans

New Orleans Arts District Art Walk

The first Saturday of each month, beginning at 6pm and lasting until close (or until whenever, really), the fine-art galleries in New Orleans Art District celebrate the opening night of month-long feature artist exh…
Food & Drink in Breaux Bridge

Crawfish Festival

If you're in town during the first week of May, don't miss the gluttony of music, dancing and Cajun food at the Crawfish Festival.
Literature in New Orleans

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

In March, five days of literary panels, plays and parties celebrate this author's work.
Cultural in New Orleans

St Patrick's Day

March 17 and its closest weekend see parades of cabbage-wielding Irish folk.