Spring Festivals Guide 2015

20:00 March 27, 2015


Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic Health and Fitness Expo – April 2-3; Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Avenue


Latotian New Year Celebration – April 3-5; Lanexang Village, 7913 Champa Ave., Broussard


Spring in the Swamp – April 3-5; Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Reserve  6588 Barataria Blvd. Marrero


Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic and Racefest – April 4; CCC Starting Line, Poydras Street at Loyola Avenue


Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Fest – April 4; University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, 730 East Beach Blvd., Long Beach, Miss


Freret Street Festival – April 4; 4400-5000 Block of Freret St. 


2015 Easter Weekend Family Festival – April 4-5; City Church of New Orleans, 13123 Interstate 10 Service Road,


French Quarter Easter Parade and Brunch – April 5th, French Quarter


Jamming on Julia – April 5; Arts District on Julia and Camp Street


Boggy Bayou Festival — April 9-11; Pine Prairie Festival Grounds, Louisiana 1172 at Louisiana 13, Pine Prairie


Louisiana Railroad Days—April 9-11; DeQuincy Railroad Museum, 400 Lake Charles Ave., DeQuincy


French Quarter Festival – April 9-12, Woldenberg Riverfront Park


A Taste of Covington 2015 – April 9-12; Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket, 125 E. 21st Ave., Covington


Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival – April 10-12; 301 N Sixth St., Ponchatoula


Art in April – April 10; Downtown Hammond, SW Railroad Avenue, Hammond


Family Fun Fest – April 10; Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave.


Indy Gran Prix of Louisiana—April 10-12; NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale


Great Louisiana BirdFest—April 10-12; Northlake Nature Center, 23135 US 190 East, Mandeville


Scott Boudin Festival—April 10-12; Festival Grounds, 125 Lions Club St., Scott


SouthSounds Festibal—April 10-12; Cathedral Square, South Claiborne and Conti streets, Mobile, Ala


Franklin Parish Catfish Festival—April 11; Festival Grounds, Prairie Road, Winnsboro


Jambalaya Writers Conference and Book Fair—April 11; Terrebone Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma


Pass Christian Po-Boy Fest—April 11; Pass Christian Harbor—West, Pass Christian, Miss.,


Stir the Pot: Seafood Cook-off and Festival—April 11; Palmetto Island State Park, 19501 Pleasant Drive, Abbeville ,


Baton Rouge Blues Festival – April 11; St. Philip Street, Downtown Baton Rouge


Spring For Art – April 11; Convington, LA


Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival – April 10-11; Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles


West Louisiana BBQ Cook-Off Leesville –  April 11; Vernon Parish Fairgrounds, Leesville, LA


Cajun Hot Sauce Festival – April 11; Sugarena at Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 Northwest Bypass, New Iberia


New Orleans Spring Garden Show – April 11-12; New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, 3 Victory Avenue


Kite Fest Louisiane — April 11-12; West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex, 3553 Rosedale Ave., Port Allen


Art in the Pass—April 11-12; War Memorial Park, E. Scenic Drive and Fleitas Avenue, Pass Christian, Miss.,


Shadows on the Teche Plein Air Festival—April 11-18; Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia,


Chauvin Folk Art Festival—April 12; Chauvin Sculpture Gardens, 5337 Bayouside Drive, Chauvin


Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week – April 11-16; Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park, Lafayette LA.


Cajun Classique — April 13-19; Bayou Teche Experience, 317 E. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge


Great Southern RV Park Spring Bluegrass Festival—April 16-18; Great Southern RV Park, 30338 Louisiana 21, Angie


Lockport Food Festival presents “La Fete du Monde”—April 16-19; Church Street under the Big Tent, Church Street and Sixth Sreet, Lockport


Sandestin Wine Festival—April 16-19; The Village of Baytowne Wharf, 9100 Baytowne Blvd., Destin, Fla.


Washington Catfish Festival – April 16-19; Washington Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington, LA


Crawfish Music Festival — April 16-26; Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss.


Jazz and RnB Festival – April 17-18; Front Street, Natchitoches, LA


The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show – April 17-19; Parc Sur La Teche, Franklin, LA


Visitation of Our Lady Cajun Festival — April 17-19; Visitation of Our Lady School, 3520 Ames Blvd., Marrero


Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival — April 17-19; Sand Dollar Marina, 158 Sand Dollar Court, Grand Isle


Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival — April 17-19; Downtown, Main Street, Franklin


Crawfest at Tulane University – 18 April; Tulane University 6823 St Charles Ave


Earth Day Festival and Solar Derby – April 18th – Palmer Park


Magnolia Fest—April 18; Magnolia Community Services, 100 Central Ave., Jefferson


New Zion Baptist Church Arts and Crafts Festival—April 18; New Zion Baptist Church, 17387 New Zion Church Road, Covington


St. Angela Merici Great Gumbalaya Cook-Off—April 18; St. Angela Merici, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie


St. Francis Xavier Old Metairie Fest and School Fair—April 18; St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and School, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie


Pass Wine and Food Festival—April 18; Oak Crest Mansion Inn, 5267 Menge Ave., Pass Christian, Miss.


Wiener Dog Races—April 18; Erath High School, 808 S. Broadway St., Erath


Angola Prison Rodeo – April 18-19; Angola Prison.


Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival – April 18-19; Melrose Plantation


Pinch-a-Palooza – Sunday April 19, Deanie’s Seafood, 1173 Lake Avenue


Louisiana Earth Day 2015—April 19, Louisiana Old State Capital House, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge


Festival Internationale de la Lousiane – April 22-26; Downtown Lafayette


Zoo-to-do for Kids – April 24; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St.


St. Joan of Arc Fair Deaux Deaux – April 24-26; LaPlace, LA.


Etouffee Festival – April 24-26; Arnaudville, LA


Italian Festival—April 24-26; Tickfaw City Hall, 50081 U.S. 51, Tickfaw


Bicentennial Weekend for Gen. Andrew Jackson—April 24-26; Historic Jefferson College, 16 Old North St., Natchez, Miss.


Festival de la Prairie—April 24-26; St. John Catholic Church, 15208 Louisiana 73, Prairieville


Factory Fest – April 27-29; Louisiana Music Factory, 421 Frenchmen St.


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – April 24-May 3; Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd.


Blend of the River Men’s Cook-Off—April 25; Schepis Museum, 106 Main St., Columbia


Denham Springs Spring Festival – April 25; Denham Springs Antique Village, North Range Avenue at Mattie Street, Denham Springs


Grillin’ in the Park—April 25; City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia


Oilfield Crawfish Boil-Off—April 25; Historic Fort Jackson, 100 Herbert Harvey Drive, Plaquemines


Spring Antiques Street Fair—April 25-26; Olde Towne Slidell, Erlanger Avenue at First Street, Slidell


Cajun Woodstock—April 25-26; Church Point City Park, 300-399 E. Lougarre St., Church Point


Laurel Valley Heritage Festival—April 26; Laurel Valley Village Store, 706 Louisiana 308, Thibodaux


Instruments A Comin’ 2015—April 27; Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans


Contraband Days: Louisiana Pirate Festival—April 28-May 10; Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles


ChazFest—April 29; Truck Farm, 3020 St. Claude Avenue


Spring Heritage Day—April 29; Destrehan Plantation, 13034 River Road, Destrehan


Shorty Fest—April 30; Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive,


Hickory Grove Bluegrass Festival—April 30-May 2; Nugent Farm, 28 J. Nugent Road, Deville


Thibodaux Volunteer Fireman’s Fair—April 30-May 3; Thibodaux Fairgrounds, 1101 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux



Whitney Zoo-to-do – May 1; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St.


Mayfest—May 1-2; Vernon Parish Courthouse, 201 Third Street, Leesville


Tomato Festival—May1-3; Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette


Little Red Church Food and Film Festival—May 1-3; St. Charles Borremeo Church, 13396 River Road, Destrehan


Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival—May 1-3; Parc Hardy, 2090 Rees St., Breaux Bridge


HardFest: Go Hard Tour—May 2; Champions Square (Mercedes-Benz Superdome), Lasalle Street


Spring Garden Stroll—May 2; St. Francisville Town Hall, 11936 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville


Treasure Fest—May 2; West Park, High School Drive at U.S. 171, DeRidder


Louisiana Dragonboat Races – May 2; Alexandira Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA


Sunset Herb and Garden Festival – May 2; 235 Marie St., Sunset LA


Natchez Festival of Music – May 2-23; Natchez, Miss.


41st Annual Cochon de Lait Festival – May 7-10; Mansura, LA


Rayne Frog Festival—May 7-9; Rayne Civic Center, 210 Frog Festival Drive, Rayne


Bayou Cajun Fest — May 8-10; Larose Regional Park and Civic Center, Larose, LA


Festival in the Park—May 8-10; Cassidy Park, 129 Ben Miller Drive, Bogalusa


Crawfish Mambo – May 9; University of New Orleans, The Cove


Bicycle Boogaloo —May 9; Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville


Lake PontchARTain Craft Fair and Summer Water Safety Day—May 9; The New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Drive

Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo—May 9; Madisonville Town Hall, 403 St. Francis St., Madisonville


Mother’s Day at Audubon Zoo – May 10; Audubon Zoo 6500 Magazine St.


Creole Zydeco and Okra Festival—May 14-16; Festival Grounds on Bayou Teche, 203 New Market St., St. Martinville


Mayhaw Festival—May 14-16; Mayhaw Festival Grounds, 105 Louisiana 109 N., Starks


Plaquemines Seafood Festival — May 15-17; F Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse


Hangout Fest—May 15-17; The Hangout, 101 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, Alabama


Mid City Bayou Boogaloo – May 15-17; Bayou St. John


Louisiana Veterans Festival—May 16; Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell


St. Francis Xavier Car Show Revisits the Do Drive In—May 16; St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and School, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie


Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow—May 16-17; Paragon Casino Report, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville


Jeff Fish Fest and Rodeo—May 17; St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 10021 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge


New Orleans Wine and Food Experience —May 20-23; Various Locations


Krotz Springs Sportsmens Heritage Festival — May 21-24; Nall Park, Krotz Springs, LA


Cajun Heartland State Fair—May 21-31; Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette


Greek Festival – May 22-24; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Robert E Lee Blvd


Jambalaya Festival—May 22-24; Gonzales City Hall, 120 N. Irma Ave., Gonzales


St. Clare Seafood Festival—May 22-24; St. Clare Catholic Church, 236 S. Beach Blvd., Waveland, Miss.


Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival—May 23; Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell

Fleer-De-Lis Arts and Crafts Show—May 23; Natchitoches Event Center, 750 Second St., Natchitoches


Bayou Country Superfest—May 23-24; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge


Jazz in the Pass—May 23-24; War Memorial Park, E. Scenic Drive and Fleitas Avenue, Pass Christian., MS..  


Birdfoot Festival — May 25-31 – Various Locations


St. Ann’s Catfish Festival—May 28-31; St. Ann Catholic Church Grounds, 23529 Mississippi 53, Gulfport, MS.


Taste at the Lake — May 30; West Lakeshore Center, 135 Robert E. Lee Blvd


2015 Citywide Yard Sale — May 30; Ponchatoula Country Market, 10 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula


New Orleans Oyster Festival—May 30-31; Woldenberg Park





Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival – June 6-7; Armstrong Park


FestiGals – June 11-14; JW Marriott Hotel, New Orleans


French Market Creole Tomato Festival – June 13-14; French Market


June Bug Arts and Crafts Show – June 12-14; Coquille Park and Recreation Center, Covington, LA.


Crabfest Lacombe – June 26-28; John Davis Park, Lacombe, LA.















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