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This is Clarence's Louisiana Festivals 2012..
Louisiana Festivals 2012 are listed with the dates, locations and links to their web sites. Clarence publishes a list of Baton Rouge Cajun Dance Events which includes many Louisiana Festivals 2012.

"Louisiana Festivals 2012" (Clarence's festival calendar) is a comprehensive list of festivals and events in Louisiana. These are the Louisiana festivals in 2012. Please email me with any date updates at cajunclarence [type the at sign] gmail.com There are many festivals in Louisiana 2012. Hope you enjoy them. This is located at Clarence's list of Louisiana Festivals 2012.

January Festivals in Louisiana:
January 1-31, 2012 Hear Baton Rouge music.
January 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
January 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
January 1-31, 2012 The Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Parade schedule is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
January 1-31, 2012 The New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade schedule is in New Orleans, Louisiana.

February Festivals in Louisiana:
February 1-21, 2012 The Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Parade schedule is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
February 1-28, 2012 There are various Cajun Dances in Baton Rouge.
February 1-28, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
February 1-28, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.

Request from Clarence: One of my hobbies is running a free cajun accordion loan program. I get a lot of requests to borrow an accordion from aspiring musicians. If you are feeling generous and would like to support a good cajun cause, how about making a financial contribution to help me buy another accordion to loan out? Please read more about it at Clarence's Cajun Accordion Loan Program.

March Festivals in Louisiana:
March 1-31, 2012 There are Baton Rouge cajun dances.
March 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
March 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge downtown free outdoor concerts is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete Festival is in Port Allen, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival at Nichols State University is in Thibodaux, Louisiana. (public invited)
The St. Patrick's Day parade Baton Rouge is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Que'in On the Red is in Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Festival of Live Oaks is in New Iberia, Louisiana.
The Z Fest Festival is in Zachary, Louisiana.
The Smokin' Blues and BBQ Challenge Festival is in Hammond, Louisiana.
The Eunice Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off Festival is in Eunice, Louisiana.
The Merryville Heritage Festival Festival is in Merryville, Louisiana.

Looking for a hotel in Baton Rouge in 2012? Clarence recommends the Hilton Capital Center in Downtown Baton Rouge and Hotel Indigo in Downtown Baton Rouge and Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel in Downtown Baton Rouge.

The festivals in Louisiana 2012 are fun.
April Festivals in Louisiana:
April 1-30, 2012 I recommend Cajun Dancing Baton Rouge.
April 1-30, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
April 1-30, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge downtown free outdoor concerts is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Le Festival du Bon Temps a Broussard is in Broussard, Louisiana.
The French Quarter Festival is in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
The Cajun Hot Sauce Festival is in New Iberia, Louisiana.
The Washington Catfish Festival is in Washington, Louisiana.
The Bayou Teche Bear Festival is in Franklin, Louisiana.
The Balfa Cajun/Creole Heritage Week is at Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge Earth Day Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Radiopalooza an all day band festival fundraiser that benefits new community access radio station WHYR 96.9 FM
The LouisiANIME Japanese Animation Convention is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Lake Charles Contraband Days Festival is in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The Festival International is in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Denham Springs Spring Festival in Antique Village is in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge Fest For All Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

May Festivals in Louisiana:
May 1-31, 2012 The best cajun music baton rouge is listed.
May 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
May 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge downtown free outdoor concerts is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge Fest For All Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
The Lake Charles Contraband Days Festival is in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge Blues Week Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Cochon de Lait Festival is in Mansura, Louisiana.
The Shreveport Mudbug Madness Festival is in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The Gonzales Jambalaya Festival is in Gonzales, south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Bayou Country Superfest Music Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at LSU Stadium.
The Plaquemines Parish Heritage and Seafood Festival is in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

June Festivals in Louisiana:
June 1-30, 2012 Attend baton rouge zydeco events.
June 1-30, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
June 1-30, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Uplifting the Coast Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Church Point Buggy Festival is in Church Point, Louisiana.
The Le Festivale de la Viande Boucanee (Smoked Meat) Festival is in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

July Festivals in Louisiana:
July 1-31, 2012 Here is Baton Rouge event.
July 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
July 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Clinton Red, White, Blueberry Street Dance and Fireworks Festival is in Clinton, Louisiana 45 minutes north of Baton Rouge.
The Essence Music Festival is in New Orleans, Louisiana 45 minutes north of Baton Rouge.
The Mandeville Seafood Festival is in Mandeville, Louisiana.
The 4th July Fireworks on the Mississippi River is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Gonzales Swamp Pop Festival is in Gonzales, Louisiana (outside Baton Rouge).
The Northwestern State University Folk Festival is in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The Cajun French Music Association Festival is in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Watermelon Festival is in Farmerville, Louisiana.
The Marshland Festival is in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

August Festivals in Louisiana:
August 1-31, 2012 Listen to the Baton Rouge music schedule.
August 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
August 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Satchmo Summer Fest is in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Mamou Cajun Music Festival is in Mamou, Louisiana.
The Hot Air Balloon Festival Championship is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Delcambre Shrimp Festival is in Delcambre, Louisiana.
The Gueydan Duck Festival is in Gueydan, Louisiana.
The Le Cajun Festival Music Awards is in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Southern Decadence Festival is in New Orleans, Louisiana.

September Festivals in Louisiana:
September 1-30, 2012 There are Baton Rouge cajun dances that are a lot of fun.
September 1-30, 2012 Baton Rouge Free Downtown Outdoor Concert Series
September 1-30, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
September 1-30, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Southern Decadence Festival is in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is in Morgan City, Louisiana.
The Creole Zydeco Festival is in St. Martinville, Louisiana.
The BooZoo's Labor Day Zydeco Festival is in Iowa, Louisiana.
The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival is in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The Jim Bowie BBQ Duel and Festival is in Vidalia, Louisiana.
The Aligator Festival is in Luling, Louisiana.
The Calca-Chew Food Festival is in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The Lecompte Pie Festival is in Lecompte, Louisiana.

October Festivals in Louisiana:
October 1-31, 2012 There are various Cajun Dances in Baton Rouge
October 1-30, 2012 Baton Rouge Free Downtown Outdoor Concert Series
October 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
October 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Denham Springs Fall Festival in Antique Village is in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
The St. Luke's Arts and Crafts Fair is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Plaisance Zydeco Festival is near Opelousas, Louisiana.
The Lecompte Pie Festival is in Lecompte, Louisiana.
The Red River Revel is in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The Gretna Heritage Festival is in Gretna, Louisiana.
The KBON Fan Appreciation Party and Festival is in Rayne, Louisiana
The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta is in Zwolle, Louisiana.
The Awesome Art in Autumn Gardens Arts and Cultural Festival is in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Cattle Festival is in Abbeville, Louisiana.
The Sunshine Festival is in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Cotton Festival is in Ville Platte, Louisiana.
The Lafayette Festivals Acadiens et Creoles is in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The Bridge City Gumbo Festival is in Bridge City, Louisiana.
The International Acadian Festival is in Plaquemine, Louisiana.
The Andouille Festival is in St. John Parish, Louisiana.
The Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival is in Madisonville, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Tournoi is in Ville Platte, Louisiana.
The French Settlement Creole Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The International Rice Festival is in Crowley, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Gumbo Festival is in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge International Heritage Celebration Festival is in downtown Baton Rouge.
The Yambilee Festival is in Opelousas, Louisiana.
The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The South Louisiana Black Pot Cookoff and Festival is in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Harvest Festival on False River is in New Roads, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Book Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Cajun Village Oktoberfest is in Sorrento, Louisiana south of Baton Rouge.

November Festivals in Louisiana:
November 1-30, 2012 There is Baton Rouge Cajun Dance in Louisiana.
November 1-30, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
November 1-30, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival is in Hammond, Louisiana.
The Militon Festival is in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Audubon Zoo SwampFest is in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Red Stick International Animation Festival will be held in Baton Rouge Louisiana.
The Rayne Frog Festival is in Rayne, Louisiana.
The Atchafalaya Basin Festival is in Henderson, Louisiana.
The Celtic Nations Heritage Festival is in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The Broadmoor Arts and Crafts Festival is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The Native American Powwow is in Gonzales, Louisiana.

December Festivals in Louisiana:
December 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Baton Rouge.
December 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in New Orleans.
December 1-31, 2012 There are Various Cajun Dances in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival is in Hammond, Louisiana.
The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The Le Feu et l'Eau (Fire and Water) Festival is in Arnaudville, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge Festival of Lights is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Festival of the Bonfires on the Mississippi River is in Lutcher Louisiana (this is a lead up event to the Dec 24th big event).
The Baton Rouge Christmas Parade is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge Bonfire at Magnolia Mound Plantation is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Baton Rouge Ice Skating is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Port Allen Bonfires on the Mississippi River is in Port Allen near Baton Rouge.
The Festival of the Bonfires on the Mississippi River is in Lutcher, Gramercy and Paulina Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

This is located at www.cajunradio.org/louisianafestivals.html

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Huli's Louisiana Festivals 2012 and Events Calendar (a physical calendar available for purchase):
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Huli publishes a great physical calendar that features Louisiana Festivals 2012 and Events. It is the most complete listing of events in Louisiana. It lists over 500 Louisiana events with dates, town names, phone numbers and websites. It is available for purchase at www.louisiana-festivals.com or at numerous stores in Louisiana. These are festivals in Louisiana.

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These are Clarence's favorite 2012 Louisiana Festivals.
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Clarence really likes Festivals Acadiennes et Creole in Lafayette, Louisiana. Also, Louisiana Festivals 2012 events that make Clarence's top list are the Red Stick International Animation Festival in Baton Rouge and Mardi Gras. The Festival of Bonfires 2012 is also a great event. A Louisiana Festival 2012 favorite is the Baton Rouge Country Music Festival. Festivals in Louisiana are always a lot of fun.


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Recommended Baton Rouge hotels for festivals:
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Looking for a hotel in Baton Rouge? Clarence recommends the Hilton Capital Center in Downtown Baton Rouge and Hotel Indigo in Downtown Baton Rouge and Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel in Downtown Baton Rouge.

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Here are previous years events and Louisiana Festivals:
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St. Patrick's Day Events
St. Patrick's Day is March 17, but there are a week's worth of events surrounding the day. Here are a few:
March -- Irish-Italian-Islenos Parade, St. Bernard (278-4242)
March -- St. Patrick's Day Parade, New Orleans (French Quarter, 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net)
March -- Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade, New Orleans (www.irishchannelno.org)
March -- Irish-Italian Parade, Metairie (Veterans Memorial Boulevard; www.lairish-italian.org)
March -- St. Patrick's Parade, Metairie (833-2126)
March -- Bourre's St. Paddy's Block Party, Gretna (363-0028)
March -- Parasol's St. Patrick's Day Party, New Orleans (Irish Channel, 897-5413; www.Parasols.com)
March -- St. Patrick's Day Parade, New Orleans (Faubourg Marigny, 943-0785)
MARCH FESTIVALS IN LOUISIANA:
March -- Louisiana Sportsmen's Show, Gonzales (464-7363; www.lasportsmenshow.com)
March -- Living History & Civil War Reenactment, Springfield (225-294-3150)
March -- Chanel Spring Festival, Paulina (225-869-5778)
March -- Cajun French Music Association Cajun Music Festival, Lafayette (337-981-2364; www.acadianvillage.org)
March -- Oak Alley Plantation Spring Arts & Crafts Festival, Vacherie (800-44ALLEY; www.oakalleyplantation.com)
March -- Catfish Festival, Washington (337-826-3627; www.washington-la.org)
March -- Bach Around the Clock, New Orleans (670-2520; www.trinitynola.com)
March -- Choctaw Fireman's Fair, Choctaw (877-537-5800)
March -- Rabbit Festival, Iowa (337-582-3535)
March -- Oyster Festival, Amite (985-748-7156; www.amiteoysterfestival.org)
March -- Audubon Pilgrimage, St. Francisville (225-635-6330; www.audubonpilgrimage.info)
March -- Tickfaw Arts & Crafts Fair, Springfield (225-294-2218; www.lastatepark.com)
March -- Southdown Marketplace, Houma (985-851-0154; www.southdownmuseum.org)
March -- Los Islenos Fiesta, St. Bernard (278-4242; www.losislenos.org)
March -- Earth Fest, New Orleans (581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org)
March -- Chef Soiree, Covington (985-893-2570; www.chefsoiree.com)
March -- St. Patrick's Day (See "St. Patrick's Day Events" box for activities associated with the holiday.)
March -- Super Sunday, New Orleans (Tambourine and Fan Club parade, Bayou St. John at Orleans Avenue and Moss Street, 897-9501; www.backstreetmuseum.org)
March -- Super Sunday, New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council parade, New Orleans (Washington Avenue at LaSalle Street, New Orleans, 897-9501)
March -- St. Joseph's Day, New Orleans Piazza d'Italia (377 Poydras St., 522-7294)
March -- St. Joseph's Altars, Gretna (1910 Monroe St., 362-0070; 610 Sixth St., 368-1313)
March -- Crescent City Classic, New Orleans (861-8686; www.ccc10k.com)
March -- Laotian New Year Festival, New Iberia (888-942-3742; www.iberiatravel.com)
March -- Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, New Orleans (581-1144; www.tennesseewilliams.net)
March -- Smokin' Blues & BBQ Challenge, Hammond (985-345-2490; www.hammondbluesandbbq.com)
March -- Antiques Festival & Tour, Jackson (225-634-7155; www.felicianatourism.org)
March -- Crawfish Festival, Chalmette (271-0537; www.visitstbernard.com)
March -- All Town Garage Sale, Abita Springs (985-892-0711; www.townofabitasprings.com)
March -- Battle of Port Hudson Reenactment, Zachary (888-677-3400; www.lastateparks.com)
March - 72nd Annual New Orleans Spring Fiesta, New Orleans (581-1367; www.springfiesta.com)
March -- World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off, Eunice (337-457-7389; www.eunice-la.com)
March - Allons Manger Food Festival, Belle Rose (225-473-8569)
March -- Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off, Ville Platte (Belaire Cove, 337-363-3957; www.evangelinetourism.org)
APRIL These are louisiana festivals.
April -- Improv Comedy Festival, New Orleans (La Nuit Theater, 2301 Soniat St., 899-0336; www.nolacomedy.com)
April -- Cypress Sawmill Festival, Patterson (800-256-2931; www.cypresssawmill.com)
April -- 72nd Annual New Orleans Spring Fiesta, New Orleans (581-1367; www.springfiesta.com)
April -- Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, New Iberia (337-365-7539; www.sugarena.com)
April -- Boggy Bayou Festival, Pine Prairie (337-599-2031; www.evangelinetourism.com)
April -- Audubon Country Birdfest, St. Francisville (225-635-6769; www.audubonbirdfest.com)
April -- Kite Festival, Port Allen (800-654-9701; www.westbatonrouge.net)
April -- Family Fun & Food Festival, Westlake (337-439-6585)
April -- Freret Street Festival, New Orleans (899-5900; www.freretstreet.com)
April -- Pyromania, Lafayette (337-269-0363; www.pyrocajun.com)
April - Algiers RiverFest, Algiers (362-8813; www.oldalgiersmainstreet.com)
April - Spring Garden Show, New Orleans (Botanical Gardens, City Park, 483-9386; www.neworleanscitypark.com/garden)
April -- French Quarter Festival, New Orleans (522-5730; www.fqfi.org)
April -- Creole Festival, Jeanerette (337-276-3615)
April -- Strawberry Festival, Ponchatoula (985-542-7520; www.lastrawberryfestival.com)
April -- Great Louisiana Bird Fest, Mandeville (985-626-1238; www.northlakenature.org)
April -- Cracklin' Cookoff, Cut Off (985-632-7616)
April -- Blessing of the Fleet, Dulac (985-563-2325)
April -- Great Southern R.V. Park Bluegrass Fest, Angie (985-516-4680)
April -- Bayou Teche Bear Fest, Franklin (800-256-2931; www.bayoutechebearfest.org)
April -- Migratory Bird Celebration, Grand Isle (985-787-2997; www.grand-isle.com)
April -- Blessing of the Fleet Festival, Lafitte (689-4101)
April -- Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Week, Ville Platte (337-234-8360; www.lafolkroots.org)
April -- Cajun Joke Telling Contest, Opelousas (877-948-8004)
April -- Spring Festival, Destrehan (985-764-9315; www.destrehanplantation.org)
April -- Spring Food Festival, Lockport (985-532-3117)
April -- Antique Street Fair, Slidell (985-641-6316)
April -- Les Bon Vieux Temps Sur La Chenal, Lakeland (225-627-5124)
April -- Angola Spring Rodeo, Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary, 225-655-2030; www.angolarodeo.com)
April -- Blessing of the Fleet, Chauvin (985-594-5859; www.stjosephchauvin.parishesonline.com)
April -- Earth Day Celebration, Baton Rouge (800-527-6843; www.earthdaybr.org)
April -- Festival International, Lafayette (337-232-8086; www.festivalinternational.com)
April -- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans (The Fair Grounds Race Course, 410-4100; www.nojazzfest.com)
April -- Festival de la Prairie, Prairieville (225-673-8307)
April -- Family Fun Festival, Larose (985-693-7355; www.bayoucivicclub.org)
April -- LIHA Spring Powwow, Gonzales (888-775-7990; www.liha-news.com)
April -- Italian Festival, Independence (800-542-7520)
April -- St. Joan of Arc Spring Festival, LaPlace (529 W. Fifth St., 985-652-6310)
April -- Etouffee Festival, Arnaudville (337-754-5912)
April -- Springfest, Denham Springs (Downtown antiques district, 225-665-4666; www.denhamspringsantiquevillage.com)
April -- Blessing on the Bayou Festival, Westwego (340-0718)
April -- Blessing of the Fleet, Golden Meadow (985-475-5428)
April -- Grillin' in the Park, New Iberia (337-367-8464)
April -- Battle of Jackson Crossroads, Jackson (225-634-7155; www.battleofjacksoncrossroads.org)
April -- St. Philomena Spring Festival, Labadieville (985-387-0321)
April -- Cajun Woodstock for St. Judes, Church Point (337-684-5692; www.cajunwoodstock.com)
April -- Laurel Valley Spring Event, Thibodaux (985-446-1187)
May -- Louisiana Music Factory In-Store Concerts, New Orleans (210 Decatur St., 586-1094; www.louisianamusicfactory.com)
-- Ponderosa Stomp, New Orleans (House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.ponderosastomp.com)
MAY These are not Louisiana Festivals 2012. These are previous years festivals in Louisiana.
May -- Louisiana Music Factory In-Store Concerts, New Orleans (210 Decatur St., 586-1094; www.louisianamusicfactory.com)
May -- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans (The Fair Ground Race Course, 410-4100; www.nojazzfest.com)
May -- Contraband Days, Lake Charles (337-436-5508; www.contrabanddays.com)
May -- Thibodaux's Volunteer Firemen's Fair, Thibodaux (985-448-FAIR)
May -- Zoo-To-Do, New Orleans (Audubon Zoo, 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org)
May -- Tomato Festival, Chalmette (271-2953)
May -- Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge (337-332-6655; www.bbcrawfest.com)
May -- May Festival, Abbeville (337-898-0859) 2-4 -- Little Red Church Food Fun Festival, Destrehan (985-764-6383)
May -- FestforAll, Baton Rouge (225-344-8558; www.artsbr.org)
May -- Pecan Ridge Bluegrass Fest, Jackson (225-629-5905)
May -- Contraband Days, Lake Charles (337-436-5508; www.contrabanddays.com)
May -- Cochon de Lait Festival, Mansura (318-964-2887; www.cochondelait.com)
May -- Strawberry Jam 'n Toast, Ponchatoula (985-350-1460; www.strawberryjam.org)
May -- Mayhaw Festival, Starks (337-743-6297)
May -- Wagon Festival and Trail Ride, Cankton (337-668-4671)
May -- New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, New Orleans (504-529-WINE; www.nowfe.com)
May - Cajun Heartland State Fair, Lafayette (337-265-2100; www.cajundome.com)
May -- Bunk Johnson Festival, New Iberia (888-9-IBERIA)
May -- Bayou Boogaloo, New Orleans (488-3865; www.thebayouboogaloo.com)
May -- Greek Festival, New Orleans (282-0259; www.greekfestnola.com)
May -- Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales (225-647-2937; www.jambalayafestival.org)
May -- Plaquemines Parish Heritage and Seafood Festival, Belle Chasse (394-6328; www.plaqueminesparishfestival.com)
May -- Swamp Pop Music Festival, Robert (985-345-9244; www.hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com)
May -- Zydeco Extravaganza, Opelousas (800-346-1958; www.zydecoentertainers.com)
May -- Back to the Beach, New Orleans (836-2205; www.saveourlake.org)
JUNE FESTIVALS IN LOUISIANA:
June -- Back to the Beach, New Orleans (836-2205; www.saveourlake.org)
June -- Bayou Liberty Pirogue Races, Slidell (985-643-2581)
June -- Riverbend Bluegrass Festival, Enon (985-839-9728; www.sabinebluegrass.com)
June -- Bon Mange Festival, Gheens (985-537-5800)
June -- Spice and Music Festival, Opelousas (800-424-5442; www.spiceandmusicfestival.com)
June -- Buggy Festival, Church Point (337-684-2739; www.churchpointbuggyfestival.com)
June -- Louisiana Corn Festival, Bunkie (318-346-2575; www.bunkie.com)
June -- The Day the War Stopped, St. Francisville (800-789-4221; www.daythewarstopped.com)
June -- Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, New Orleans (588-6100; www.jazzandheritage.org)
June -- Juneteenth Freedom Festival, Donaldsonville (225-474-5553; www.africanamericanmuseum.org)
June -- Cajun Culture and Music Festival, Eunice (337-457-5601)
June -- Bicycle Festival, Abita Springs (985-892-2624; www.seelouisiana.com)
June -- French Market Tomato Festival, New Orleans (522-2621; www.frenchmarket.org)
June -- Smoked Meat Festival, Ville Platte (337-363-6700; www.smokedmeatfestival.com)
June -- Crab Festival, Lacombe (800-647-1824; www.lacombecrabcookofffestival.com)
June -- Erath 4th of July Celebration, Erath (337-937-5585; www.erath4.com)
June JULY The Louisiana Festivals for 2012 are located further up this page.
July -- Erath 4th of July Celebration, Erath (337-937-5585; www.erath4.com)
July -- Pecan Ridge Bluegrass Fest, Jackson (4225 Hwy. 952, 225-629-5905)
July -- Watermelon Day, Bogalusa (985-839-7855)
July -- Seafood Festival, Mandeville (985-624-9762; www.seafoodfest.com)
July -- Essence Music Festival, New Orleans (www.essence.com)
July -- LeBeau Zydeco Festival, LeBeau (337-623-0303)
July -- Catfish Festival, Des Allemands (985-758-7542)
July -- Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans (343-4285; www.talesofthecocktail.com)
July -- Swamp Pop Music Festival, Gonzales (225-769-9994; www.swamppopmusicfest.com)
July -- Cajun French Music and Food Festival, Lake Charles (800-456-7952; www.cfmalakecharles.org)
July -- Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Grand Isle (985-787-2997; www.tarponrodeo.org)
July -- Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration, St. Francisville (225-635-6502; www.audubonbirdfest.com)
July -Aug. -- Satchmo SummerFest, New Orleans (522-5730; www.fqfi.org)
AUGUST Check out Louisiana Festivals 2012 at the beginning of the page.
August -- Satchmo SummerFest, New Orleans (522-5730; www.fqfi.org)
August -- Marshland Festival, Lake Charles (Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lake Shore Drive, 800-456-7952; www.marshlandfestival.com)
August -- White Linen Night, New Orleans (210-0224; www.cacno.org)
August -- Empire South Pass Tarpon Rodeo, Empire (Plaquemines Parish Buras Boat Harbor, 234-5111)
August -- Red Dress Run, New Orleans (889-HASH; www.neworleanshash.com)
August -- Hot Air Balloon Festival Championship, Baton Rouge (Pennington Biomedical Center, 600 Perkins Road, 225-933-2027; www.laballooning.com)
August -- Dirty Linen Night, New Orleans (957-3540; www.royalartsdistrict.com)
August -- Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet, Delcambre (337-685-2653; www.shrimpfestival.net)
August -- "Le Cajun" Cajun French Music Association Festival & Awards Show, Lafayette (800-346-1958; www.cajunfrenchmusic.org)
August -- Indian Food Festival, Kenner (888-8832; www.indianeworleans.com)
August -- Duck Festival, Gueydan (337-536-6456; www.duckfestival.org)
August -- Krewe of Oak's Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans (866-9359)
August -- Cajun Music Festival, Mamou (337-468-3272; www.mamoucajunmusicfestival.com)
August -- Reggae Festival, Carencro (800-346-1958; www.lafayettereggae.com)
August Sept. -- Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Morgan City (985-385-0703; www.shrimp-petrofest.org)
August Sept. -- Southern Decadence, New Orleans (522-8047; www.southern-decadence.com)
August -- Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival, Plaisance (337-942-2392; www.zydeco.org)
August -- Creole Zydeco Festival, St. Martinville (888-565-5939; www.cajuncountry.org)
SEPTEMBER Louisiana Festivals 2012 that are in October are located at the top.
September -- Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Morgan City (985-385-0703; www.Shrimp-Petrofest.org)
September -- Southern Decadence, New Orleans (522-8047; www.southern-decadence.com)
September -- BooZoo's Dog Hill Festival, Lake Charles (800-456-7952; www.lakecharles.org)
September -- Italian Heritage Festival, Kenner (388-8758; www.italianheritagefestival.com)
September -- Cajun Food Festival, Lydia (337-365-5577)
September -- Frog Festival, Rayne (337-334-2332; www.rayne.org)
September -- Bayou Lafourche Antique Show and Sale, Thibodaux (985-446-3858; www.gocities.com/thibodauxantiqueshow)
September -- Cajun Heritage Festival, Larose (985-537-7701)
September -- Atchafalaya Basin Festival, Henderson (337-228-2562; www.cajuncountry.org)
September -- St. John the Baptist Family Festival, Paradis (985-785-9553)
September -- Grand Bois Inter Tribal Pow Wow, Bourg (985-594-7410)
September -- Bon-Ton Family Festival, Carlyss (337-583-4800)
September -- Cajun French Music Association Cajun Music Festival, New Iberia (888-942-3742)
September -- Alligator Day, Hammond (985-345-3617; www.klieberttours.com)
September -- Oil and Gas Festival, Evangeline (337-824-4995; www.oilandgasfestival.com)
September -- Great Southern R.V. Park Bluegrass Fest, Angie (985-516-4680)
September -- Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, New Iberia (888-9-IBERIA; www.hisugar.org)
September -- Oktoberfest-Deutsches Haus, New Orleans (504-522-8014; www.deutscheshaus.org)
September -- Congo Square Rhythms Festival, New Orleans (588-6100; www.jazzandheritage.org)
September -- Alligator Festival, Luling (985-308-0204; www.stcharlesrotary.com)
September -- St. Helena Forest Festival, Greensburg (225-222-4952)
September -- National Hunting and Fishing Day, Baton Rouge (225-765-2925; www.wlf.louisiana.gov)
September -- La Fete d'Ecologie, Thibodaux (800-259-0869; www.lafete.btnep.org)
September -- Cal-Ca-Chew, Lake Charles (337-439-4585)
September -- St. James Historical Society Heritage Day, Lutcher (800-367-7852)
September Oct. - St. Tammany Parish Fair, Covington (800-634-9443)
OCTOBER FESTIVALS IN LOUISIANA:
October -- Tangipahoa Parish Fair, Amite (800-542-7520; www.tangipahoaparishfair.org)
October -- Jefferson Davis Parish Fair, Jennings (337-824-1773)
October -- St. Tammany Parish Fair, Covington (800-634-9443)
October -- Oktoberfest-Deutsches Haus, New Orleans (522-8014; www.deutscheshaus.org)
October -- Germanfest, Robert's Cove (337-334-8354; www.robertscovegermanfest.com)
October -- Gretna Heritage Festival, Gretna (361-7748; www.gretnafest.com)
October -- Art for Art's Sake, New Orleans (210-0224; www.cacno.org)
October -- Antique Fall Festival, Denham Springs (225-665-4666; www.denhamspringsantiquevillage.com)
October -- Shadows Arts and Crafts Festival, New Iberia (877-200-4924; www.shadowsontheteche.org)
October -- Hungarian Celebration, Springfield (225-567-7899)
October -- Sugarfest, Port Allen (225-336-2422; www.westbatonrougemuseum.com)
October -- Angola Prison Rodeo, Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary, 225-655-2030; www.angolarodeo.com)
October -- Livingston Parish Fair, Livingston (225-686-1333)
October -- Cotton Festival, Ville Platte (337-363-6367; www.evangelinetourism.com)
October -- Louisiana Cattle Festival, Abbeville (318-893-6328; www.louisianacattlefestival.org)
October -- New Orleans Film & Video Festival, New Orleans (309-6633; www.neworleansfilmfest.com)
October -- Oktoberfest-Deutsches Haus, New Orleans (522-8014; www.deutscheshaus.org)
October -- Gumbo Festival, Bridge City (436-4712; www.gumbofestival.org)
October -- Carnaval Latino, New Orleans (581-2000; www.carnaval-latino.com)
October -- Bourcherie, Sorrento (225-675-6550; www.ascensiontourism.com)
October -- Voice of the Wetlands Festival, Houma (800-688-2732; www.voiceofthewetlands.com)
October -- Festivals Acadiens, Lafayette (800-346-1958; www.festivalsacadiens.com)
October -- Food and Fun Festival, Slidell (985-643-6124; www.saintmmchurch.org)
October -- Okra Cookoff and Festival, St. Martinville (337-394-6511)
October -- Fall for Art, Covington (985-892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org)
October -- Gumbo Cookoff, New Iberia (337-364-1836; www.iberiaparish.com)
October -- Louisiana Tournoi, Ville Platte (337-363-3343; www.louisianatournoi.com)
October -- Angola Prison Rodeo, Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary, 225-655-2030; www.angolarodeo.com)
October -- Cal-Cam Parish Fair, Sulphur (337-527- 9371)
October -- Washington Parish Free Fair, Franklinton (985-839-5228; www.freefair.com)
October -- Rice Festival, Crowley (337-783-2108; www.ricefestival.com)
October -- Oktoberfest-Deutsches Haus, New Orleans (522-8014; www.deutscheshaus.org)
October -- International Acadian Fest, Plaquemine (225-687-6549; www.kc970.org)
October -- Louisiana Gumbo Festival, Chackbay (877-537-5800; www.lagumbofest.com)
October -- Swamp Pop Festivals in Louisiana, Bourg (985-594-7410)
October -- Cajun Day Jambalaya Cookoff, Springfield (225-294-2218; www.lastateparks.com)
October -- Old Farmer's Day, Loranger (985-878-2360; www.oldfarmersday.com)
October -- Fall Garden Show, New Orleans (Botanical Gardens, City Park, 483-9386; www.neworleanscitypark.com/garden)
October -- Wooden Boat Festival, Madisonville (985-845-9200; www.lpbmaritimemuseum.org)
October -- Crescent City Blues Festival, New Orleans (588-6100; www.jazzandheritage.org)
October -- Oak Alley Plantation Fall Arts & Crafts Festival, Vacherie (800-44ALLEY; www.oakalleyplantation.com)
October -- Pepper Fest, St. Martinville (337-367-6604; www.stmartinkiwanis.org)
October -- Laurel Valley Village Fall Festival, Thibodaux (985-446-1187)
October -- Feast on the Levee, Brusly (225-749-2189) These are Louisiana Festivals.
October -- Angola Prison Rodeo, Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary, 225-655-2030; www.angolarodeo.com)
October -- Yambilee Festival, Opelousas (337- 948-8848; www.yambilee.com)
October -Nov. -- Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, Baton Rouge (225-755-FAIR; www.gbrsf.com)
October -- Oktoberfest-Deutsches Haus, New Orleans (522-8014; www.deutscheshaus.org)
October -- Andouille Festival, Laplace (985-652-9569; www.stjohnla.us)
October -- Fete d'Octobre, Kaplan (337-643-6472)
October -- Oktoberfest, Gonzales (888-775-7990 www.oktoberfestla.com)
October -- Bucktown Seafood Festival, Metairie (833-8224)
October -- French Food Festival, Larose (985-693-7355, www.bayoucivicclub.org)
October -- Antique Street Fair, Slidell (985-641-6316)
October -- Cajun Oktoberfest, Sorrento (225-675-5572)
October -- Angola Prison Rodeo, Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary, 225-655-2030; www.angolarodeo.com)
October -Nov. -- LA Swine Festival, Basile (337-432-5251; www.laswinefestival.com)
NOVEMBER Louisiana Festivals 2012 are in November.
November -- Great Chili Challenge, New Iberia (337-364-2273)
November -- Southdown Fall Festival, Houma (985-851-0154; www.southdownmuseum.org)
November -- Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, Baton Rouge (225-755-FAIR; www.gbrsf.com)
November -- LA Swine Festival, Basile (337-432-5251; www.laswinefestival.com)
November -- Celebration of the Giant Omelette, Abbeville (337-893-0013; www.giantomelette.org)
November -- Oktoberfest, Ponchatoula (985-542-7520)
November -- Swamp Festival, New Orleans (581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org)
November -- Sunshine Festival, Donaldsonville (225-473-4814)
November -- Shadows Civil War Encampment, New Iberia (877-200-4924; www.shadowsontheteche.org)
November -- Renaissance Festival, Hammond (985-429-9992; www.larf.org)
November -- International Heritage Celebration, Baton Rouge (225-930-0901; www.brcwa.com)
November -- Scott Founders Day Festival, Scott (337-233-1130; www.scottlouisiana.org)
November -- Cut Off Youth Center Fair, Cut Off (985-632-7616)
November -- Westwego Cypress Swamp Fest, Westwego (341-1003)
November -- Swamp Pop Music Festival, Robert (985-345-9244; www.hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com)
November -- Mirliton Festival, New Orleans (Markey Park, 700 block of Piety Street, 944-5422; www.bywaterneighbors.com)
November -- Thibodeauxville Fall Fest, Thibodaux (Downtown, 985-446-1187; www.thibodauxchamber.com)
November -- Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge (Louisiana State Capitol and various sites, 225-219-9503; www.louisianabookfestival.org)
November -- Destrehan Plantation 37th Annual Fall Festival, Destrehan (13034 River Road, 985-764-9315; www.destrehanplantation.org)
November -- Fiesta Latina, New Orleans (588-6100; www.jazzandheritage.org)
November -- Renaissance Festival, Hammond (985-429-9992; www.larf.org)
November -- Words & Music: A Literary Feast, New Orleans (586-1609; www.wordsandmusic.org)
November -- Cracklin' Festival, Port Barre (Veterans Memorial Park, 337-585-7646; wwwportbarrecracklinfestival.com)
November -- Highland Games, Jackson (225-634-7397; www.lahighlandgames.com)
November -- Covington 3 Rivers Art Festival, Covington (Historic downtown Covington, 985-871-4141; www.threeriversartfestival.com)
November -- Renaissance Festival, Hammond (985-429-9992; www.larf.org)
November Dec. -- Christmas Festival, Natchitoches (www.christmasfestival.com)
November -- Down by the Riverside Concert, New Orleans (588-6100; www.jazzandheritage.org)
November -- Civil War Living History Reenactment, Camp Moore (985-229-2438; www.campmoore.com)
November -- Renaissance Festival, Hammond (985-429-9992; www.larf.org)
November -- Mile Branch Pioneer Christmas, Franklinton (985-839-5228)
November -- LIHA Fall Powwow, Robert (888-775-7990; www.LIHA-News.com)
November -- Renaissance Festival, Hammond (985-429-9992; www.larf.org)
November -- Bayou Classic, New Orleans (587-3663; www.statefarmbayouclassic.com)
November -- Cajun Christmas Bayou Parade, Breaux Bridge (337-332-8500)
DECEMBER There are lots of cool events in Louisiana.
December -- Noel Acadien au Village, Lafayette (337-981-2364; www.acadianvillage.org)
December -- Celebration in the Oaks, New Orleans (City Park, 483-9415; www.neworleanscitypark.com)
December -- Christmas Festival, Natchitoches (www.christmasfestival.com)
December -- Orange Festival, Buras (656-7599; www.orangefestival.com)
December -- Christmas Arts & Crafts Expo, Covington (985-796-5853)
December -- Christmas in the Country, St. Francisville (225-635-4224; www.stfrancisville.us)
December -- Festival of Lights, Natchitoches (Downtown and Cane River Lake; www.christmasfestival.com)
December -- Santa on the Bayou, Chauvin (985-594-2067)
December -- Bonfire on the Levee, Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation, 800-442-5539; www.oakalleyplantation.com)
December -- Christmas Bonfire & Gumbo Cookoff, Jennings (337-821-5532; www.cityofjennings.com)
December -- Bayou Christmas Boat Parade, Galliano (985-693-7355)
December -- Christmas Bayou Boat Parade, Delcambre (888-942-3742; www.delcambreboatparade.com)
December -- A Rural Life Christmas, Baton Rouge (LSU Rural Life Museum, 4650 Essen Lane, 225-765-2437; www.rurallife.lsu.edu)
December -- Renaissance Festival, Hammond (985-429-9992; www.larf.org)
December -- Candlelight Christmas Tours, White Castle (225-545-2730; www.nottoway.com)
December -- Festival of the Bonfires, Lutcher/Gramercy (800-367-7852; www.festivalofthebonfires.org)
December -- Baton Rouge Christmas Parade, Baton Rouge (800-527-6843)
December -- Madewood Christmas Heritage, Napoleonville (Madewood Plantation House, 4250 Hwy. 308, 800-375-7151; www.madewood.com)
December -- St. Lucy Festival of Lights, St. Martinville (337-394-6021)
December -- Caroling in Washington Square, New Orleans (Washington Square Park, corner of Frenchmen and Dauphine streets, 888-312-0812; www.faubourgmarigny.org)
December - Creole Christmas Bonfire, Baton Rouge (225-343-4955; www.magnoliamound.org)
December -- Candlelight Christmas Tours, White Castle (225-545-2730; www.nottoway.com)
December -- Rivertown Christmas Festival, Port Allen (800-654-9701, www.westbatonrouge.net)
December -- Christmas Boat Parade, Bourg (800-688-2732)
December -- Caroling in Jackson Square & Home Tour, New Orleans (French Quarter, 523-7047; www.patioplanters.org)
December -- Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee, Lutcher/Gramercy (800-367-7852; www.festivalofthebonfires.org)



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