New Orleans Fall Festivals – Fall 2021 LA Events

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival - Morgan City, LA - Sep 2 to Sep 6, 2021
This festival began in 1936 and has only grown and improved. Parade, food, music, arts & crafts, festival king and queen.

Sugar Cane Festival - New Iberia, LA - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Annual event for 70+ years hosted by the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association. Farm fest and 4H livestock show, 5K, parade, car show, fairgrounds and carnival, flower show, art show, photography show, and more!

Lake Charles Film & Music Festival - Lake Charles, LA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Annual event for 5+ years. Independent film screenings, seminars, parties, networking, live music, cajun food and more.

Art for Arts’ Sake - New Orleans, LA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Hundreds of chic galleries and shops along Magazine Street will open their doors to kick off what is considered the opening day of the city’s art season. or three hours, buyers and art lovers alike are welcome to browse the galleries, and in many cases, visit with the artists whose work is being shown. In recent years, over 30,000 people have come out for the event, making it one massive art party. Come enjoy food, drink, live music and art

Gentilly Fest - New Orleans, LA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
From its beginning, the annual Gentilly Fest has aimed to raise funds to aid in the rebuilding and continued growth of the Gentilly area. Enjoy live music, kids area, food, and more

Carnaval Latino - New Orleans, LA - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Come celebrate the Latin music, food, culture and art that make up New Orleans at the Carnaval Latino! There will be live music from some of the area’s top Latin artists, a 20 float parade representing different countries of the Americas, a variety of Latin food vendors and unique arts and crafts! It will be held at the Generations Hall on Higgins Blvd

Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest - New Orleans, LA - Oct 22 to Nov 13, 2021
This New Orleans Oktoberfest is quite a party! It is open Friday and Saturdays in October. They feature authentic German music, foods, and beverages. Lots of fun activities throughout the day.

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA - Oct 29 to Oct 31, 2021
The musical lineup is typically announced in June. Enjoy music, art, community, food, and all the mystery that Halloween in New Orleans can bring up. There are over 65 bands in three days! Shuttle and parking passes are also available. Held at New Orleans City Park.

Big Easy Halloween Half and 5k - New Orleans, LA - Oct 31 to Oct 31, 2021
Half and mini marathons. After party with live music.

New Orleans Film Festival - New Orleans, LA - Nov 5 to Nov 21, 2021
Hosted by multiple theatres across the city, the film festival gives out awards in seven different categories with prize packages that include thousands of dollars’ worth of camera packages, software, film stock, cash prizes and more. In addition to screenings, there are parties and other events, and celebrities are often in attendance. Individual screening tickets are available but can go quickly, so the All-Access Pass (which among other benefits guarantees tickets to all festival screenings) is the better bet

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival - New Orleans, LA - Nov 12 to Nov 13, 2021
Many varieties of gumbo, including a vegan gumbo contest. Live music including jazz and R&B. Free admission, held at Armstrong Park.

German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society Oktoberfest - Destrehan, LA - Dec 4 to Dec 4, 2021
Rescheduled to December 2021 due to Hurricane Ida damage

Alligator Festival - Luling, LA - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2022
Music, food, arts and crafts, golf tournament, 5K race and 1/2 mile kids run. Held at West Bank Bridge Park, it is a fundraiser for The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish.

Gretna Heritage Fest - Gretna, LA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
25 city blocks of carnival rides and games, German beer garden, Latino Village, Italian Village, arts & crafts, live music and more.