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The Best of Music, Culture, and Arts in Louisiana

The southern state of Louisiana is a hotbed of cultural activity so you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the diverse range of festivals for partygoers and families alike. Celebrate the humble strawberry or rock out at the Voodoo Experience - whatever your niche, you'll find it in Louisiana.

Events in Louisiana: Top Accommodations

Cottage Grand Isle
Oct 5 - Oct 12
-31%
$240
$166 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cottage in Grand Isle with Grill, Yard & Patio

4.8
Outstanding (153 ratings)
Grand Isle, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
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House Cameron
Sep 22 - Sep 29
$188 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Cameron with Pool, Grill & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (14 ratings)
Cameron, Cameron Parish, Louisiana
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House Cameron
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$225 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Cameron with Grill

5.0
Outstanding (3 ratings)
Cameron, Cameron Parish, Louisiana
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Louisiana's Best Festivals

Louisiana's Best Festivals

Owing to its fantastic cultural and musical heritage, there are plenty of must-see events in Louisiana. From days spent shopping for local produce at charming farmers' markets to partying the evening away at Mardi Gras, there's a little something for everyone in Louisiana.

  • 1. French Quarter Festiva

    Billed as the largest free music festival in the United States, the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans hosts over 20 stages every April. Along with the 400 hours of free live music, there are plenty of food stalls and other fun activities, such as the opening parade and free dance lessons.

  • 2. Red River Revel

    This annual festival of food culture and art dates back to 1976 and is held on the banks of the Red River. Highlights include the beer festival, the wine festival, music concerts, and sports games. The event even hosts an art education space for children and a wonderful farmer's market where you can buy fresh local produce.

  • 3. Mardi Gras in New Orleans

    Each year in early spring, New Orleans turns into a wash of color for Mardi Gras. The highlight of the event is the spectacular parade where floats adorned with elaborate decorations ride down the streets of the city. The party continues with dance performances, food and drink, and many unique traditions such as the king cake competition.

Best Places to Stay for Events in Louisiana

Villa Marigny
Jul 15 - Jul 22
-40%
$538
$322 per night
Villa ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Villa in Marigny with Yard & Grill, Next to Frenchmen Street

Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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House Lower Garden District
May 6 - May 13
-87%
$910
$120 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Lower Garden District

5.0
Outstanding (10 ratings)
Lower Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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House Warehouse District
Aug 12 - Aug 19
-83%
$655
$112 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

House in Warehouse District with Pool

5.0
Outstanding (11 ratings)
Warehouse District, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Best Family-Friendly Events in Louisiana

Best Family-Friendly Events in Louisiana

Louisiana's laid-back charm and friendly atmosphere make it the perfect location for family-friendly events. Tasty regional food features heavily, while live music, fairground rides, and dazzling light displays are sure to entertain guests of all ages.

  • 1. Strawberry Festival

    Known as the strawberry capital of the world, Ponchatoula holds the annual strawberry festival every April. The highlight, of course, is tasting the delectably sweet treat in a variety of cakes and biscuits. But they also host sack races, eating contests, rides, and plenty of stalls.

  • 2. Franklin Parish Catfish Festival

    This is the state's largest one-day festival and a delight for all the family. In addition to the epic 4,000 pounds of catfish that are fried and served up to the festivalgoers, entertainment ranging from music to magic shows can be enjoyed. Regional artists and street performers are also on hand to ensure a fun-filled day out for young and old alike.

  • 3. Christmas Festival of Lights

    From Thanksgiving onwards, the lakeside city of Natchitoches turns into a Christmas wonderland. Over 300,000 Christmas lights adorn the town, which are best seen as part of a traditional carriage ride. And don't forget to catch the fireworks display held next to Cane Lake River.

Recommended Accommodations for Events in Louisiana

House Slidell
Oct 17 - Oct 24
-21%
$619
$489 per night
House ∙ 14 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

House in Slidell with Sauna, Patio & Grill + Canal Views

4.1
Very good (96 ratings)
Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
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Cabin Pearl River
Jun 15 - Jun 22
$140 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cabin in Pearl River with Grill & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (33 ratings)
Pearl River, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
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House Uneedus
Jul 13 - Jul 20
$189 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Uneedus with Patio & Grill + Sweeping Views

4.9
Outstanding (116 ratings)
Uneedus, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
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Best Music Events in Louisiana

Best Music Events in Louisiana

As the birthplace of modern jazz, it's little surprise that music dominates the cultural landscape and is the focus of many of the must-see events in Louisiana. Head to the iconic jazz and heritage festival or explore the wonderfully engaging Essence Festival celebrating the history of black music and identity.

  • 1. Jazz and Heritage Festival

    Since New Orleans is the home of jazz music, this annual jazz festival is a truly unique celebration. Spread over two weekends in spring, the festival showcases not only jazz but also blues, rock, country, folk, and more. Held at Fair Grounds Race Course, there is also an abundance of food and crafts - be sure to check out the Congo Square African Marketplace.

  • 2. Essence Festival

    This event, which was established in the 1990s, is held in celebration of black music and culture. For three days every July, established names and emerging artists perform at the Superdome Stadium while the Central Business District hosts an array of arts activities, talks, food stalls, and educational information.

  • 3. Voodoo Music and Arts Experience

    Often referred to simply as Voodoo, this music event held in New Orleans City Park has welcomed guests such as the Foo Fighters, 50 Cent, My Chemical Romance, and Calvin Harris over the years. The festival takes place in October every year and has a number of stages as well as featuring other arts and cultural events.

Top Offers for Events in Louisiana

House Shreveport
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$360 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Shreveport with Grill, Patio & Pool

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
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Aparthotel Lower Garden District
Jul 15 - Jul 22
-79%
$910
$190 per night
Aparthotel ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Aparthotel in Lower Garden District

5.0
Outstanding (10 ratings)
Lower Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Cottage Homer
Apr 15 - Apr 22
$180 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Homer with Grill & Patio

4.6
Excellent (20 ratings)
Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
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Information about Must-See Events in Louisiana

📏 Average home size 156 m²
😎 Least busy month April
🛏️ Popular home types House rental and Apartment rental
🌡️ Hottest months 91 °F in June and July
❄️ Coldest months January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months 13 rainy days in June and July

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