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Louisiana LOVES to celebrate! We celebrate life every day, our festivals and events just happen to be a way to share our celebrating. In fact, we have more festivals than there are days in the year, so you can always find something going on! Our list of Louisiana's Coastal festivals and events provide you with some of the main happenings throughout the year, but be sure to check our full calendar for more information.

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The Atchafalaya Basin, the largest overflow swamp in the country, is home to an abundance of wildlife, including rare and endangered species such as the American bald eagle.

The Eagle Expo - held annually in February - includes boat tours into various waterways to view eagle nests; a raptor show; presentations on the American bald eagle, wildlife, flora, fauna and the culture of the area by wildlife professionals and photographers; and much more.

Registration required.

Morgan City, Stephensville
70380 Morgan City , LA
United States
Phone: 985-380-8224
Louisiana US
St. Mary/Cajun Coast Parish

Celebrating New Iberia's Spanish roots with gala, "Running of the Bulls" 5K and 1 mile fun run, re-enactment of the arrival of the Spanish on Bayou Teche, paella and tapas cookoff, arts and crafts, musical and dance performances, food demonstrations, cemetery tour, genealogy displays, guest lectures, exhibits and more.

Bouligny Plaza/Steamboat Pavilion
102 W. Main St.
70560 New Iberia , LA
United States
Phone: (337) 349-7343
Louisiana US
Iberia Parish
Fall Fest

November

Sam Houston Jones State Park
Lake Charles , LA
United States
Phone: 800-456-7952
Louisiana US
Calcasieu/Cameron Parish
Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo

July

Southwest Louisiana
Southwest Louisiana , LA
United States
Phone: 800-456-7952
Louisiana US
Calcasieu/Cameron Parish
Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival

April
Enjoy migration on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island. See songbirds in oak-hackberry woods, shorebirds and waders on beaches and marshes. Birdwatching tours, local seafood, displays & crafts. Free videos and birding trail maps. Fun for families, new and experienced birders.
This annual event was created in 1998 to support the purchase and management of the Grand Isle Sanctuary to protect some of the last remaining, undeveloped chenier habitats (live oak ridges). Only 10% of these forest habitats that once existed on much of Grand Isle still exist today.

2757 LA Highway 1/Grand Isle
Grand Isle , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Jefferson Parish
Gulf Coast Boat, Sport & RV Show

January

Lake Charles Civic Center
Lake Charles , LA
United States
Phone: 800-456-7952
Louisiana US
Calcasieu/Cameron Parish
Welcome fall with all-day festivities, til 6:30 p.m., on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live music; children activities; a classic car show, arts and crafts booths, 5K Run/Walk, concessions and special retail promotions. Held annually in October.
Franklin Main Street
Franklin , LA
United States
Phone: 800-256-2931
Louisiana US
St. Mary/Cajun Coast Parish
Iowa Rabbit Festival

March

Iowa City Park
Iowa , LA
United States
Phone: 800-456-7952
Louisiana US
Calcasieu/Cameron Parish

March

Islenos Museum Complex, 1357 Bayou Road
St. Bernard , LA
United States
Phone: 504-278-4327
Louisiana US
st-bernard-parish Parish

March

Grounds of the St. Bernard Govt Complex, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette , LA
United States
Phone: 504-278-4242
Louisiana US
st-bernard-parish Parish

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