August 31st–September 5, 2016
Now in its 44th year, Southern Decadence is one of the largest gay pride festivals in the South. It features live concerts, a parade and plenty of excitement.
Scrap Dat Productions
September 15-17, 2016
Hang out, break out, go wild and get those scrapbooks done. Be creative at this 45-hour crop, shop for the newest merchandise and have a great time with your friends. This event is located at the Castine Center in Mandeville, LA.
Louisiana Fall Classic
September 28–October 2, 2016
October 4–October 6, 2016
Located at Amen Corner Farm in Folsom, LA, this elite show jumping contest is one of the area’s finest equestrian events.
Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival
October 8–9, 2016
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum annually celebrates the hand-crafted wooden boats of the Gulf Coast. Hundreds of boats line the banks of the Tchefuncte River as 30,000-plus wooden boat enthusiasts celebrate the wonders of wood and water.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
October 14–16, 2016
Join the foodies and jazz lovers in Lafayette Square Park for the 11th Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival to celebrate the fusion of two American traditions–jazz music and incredible barbecue. The event features music on two stages, a smorgasbord of barbeque and other smoked treats and a gigantic arts market.
Midnight Madness Soccer Tournament
October 21–22, 2016
More than 200 teams, decked out in face paint, play at Pelican Park in Mandeville, LA.
October 28–October 30, 2016
Nationally recognized artists team up with local musicians to produce the Voodoo Experience, a three-day music and arts festival hosted by City Park.
Three Rivers Art Festival
November 12-13, 2016
Examine the works of 200 artists from nearly 30 states at a juried show of original works in tent after colorful tent along the streets of historic downtown Covington, Louisiana. You can enjoy arts and fine crafts demonstrations, music, food and lots of activities just for kids. The Three Rivers Art Festival—where the fun starts with art and goes on for two wonderful days.
November 26, 2016
Legendary football rivalry pits the tradition-bound universities of Southern and Grambling State against each other in a competition for football glory.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 2, 2017
Be sure to get your tickets well in advance for this annual college football bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Played since 1925, this game ties with the Orange Bowl and Sun Bowl as the second-oldest bowl game in the country.
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
February 5, 2017
Participants from 50 states and 23 countries descend on New Orleans to participate in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. The course includes views of the mansions along St. Charles Avenue, the historic architecture of the French Quarter, the elegant homes on Esplanade Avenue and the scenic Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.