Summer Fun: Festivals & Events, 2024

Published on: May 9th, 2024


Stephen Walker at Creole Tomato Fest, June 2023. Photo by Demian Roberts..

"Festival Season" is technically over, but fear not, because there's a whole summer season of music festival fun ahead around south Louisiana. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana this summer. Just remember to stay hydrated!



17-19: Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
17-19: Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
18: Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival
24-26: New Orleans Greek Festival
24-26: Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales, LA
24-26: Cajun Country Jam, Denham Springs, LA


May 31-June 1: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Concert Series
May 31-June 2: Washington Parish Balloonfest, Franklinton
1: Louisiana Peach Festival, Ruston, LA
5-9: New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
7-9: Cajun Heritage Festival, Larose, LA
7-9: New Orleans Pride
8-9: French Market Creole Tomato Festival
14-15: Soul Food Festival, Franklin
19: NOLA Juneteenth Fest
27-29: Beauregard Watermelon Festival, DeRidder, LA
29:Slidell Heritage Festival



3: Uncle Sam Jam, Metairie, LA
4: Go 4th on the River, New Orleans
4-7: Essence Music Festival
6: Lebeau Zydeco Festival, Lebeau, LA
12-14: San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, aka Running of the Bulls
18-20: Island Strong Music Fest, Grand Isle, LA
20: Cajun French Music & Food Festival, Lake Charles
14-18: Delcambre Shrimp Festival, Delcambre, LA
20: Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival
21-26: Tales of the Cocktail


3: White Linen Night
3-4: Satchmo SummerFest
10: Red Dress Run
10: Dirty Linen Night


Aug 29-Sept 2: Southern Decadence
Aug 29-Sept 2: Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Morgan City
12: WWOZ Groove Gala
13-14: Mamou Cajun Music Festival
14: Highland Jazz & Blues Festival, Shreveport
26-29: Alligator Festival, Luling, LA
Sept 26-Oct 6 NOLAxNOLA


4-6: Gretna Heritage Festival
5: Bluesberry Music and Art Festival, Covington
5-6 National Fried Chicken Festival
11-13: Gentilly Fest

Summer Fests Moving to November:

2: NOLA Zydeco Fest
16: Beignet Fest

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