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Arts & Culture: Festivals

Information on Arts & Culture in our area and throughout the state.

The Festival Tradition

Louisiana has a long tradition of celebration and our many festivals clearly illustrate how deep that tradition goes. Many of our festivals derive from traditional French and Spanish celebrations brought to south Louisiana by the earliest settlers, but the northern half of the state is just as "party-happy" as the more European south. These days it's hard to distinguish a festival in Shreveport from one in New Orleans. Our festivals celebrate the foods, music, cultures and crafts that are unique to Louisiana, making a festival visit in this state one to remember. So take a tour of Louisiana through our Festivals Guide and see what Louisiana has to offer!