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April 4-6, 2014  Boudin Festival
Scott, Louisiana
“Boudin Capital of the World”  The three-day fest kicks off Friday evening with food and entertainment to please all ages: non-stop local music, kids’ activities, food and beverage booths, and, of course, plenty of boudin. Over the course of the weekend, you can shop local crafts, two-step to Cajun and zydeco bands, and watch the kids slide and twirl on the festival’s many carnival rides. And what’s a food fest without contests? Watch babies cruise on all fours at the Diaper Derby, or dare to eat the most boudin in 5 minutes at the Boudin Eating Contest!

April 11-13, 2014  Cajun Hot Sauce Festival - New Iberia, Louisiana
Hot Sauce and Jambalaya Cook-Off, Entertainment, and More.


April 11-13, 2014  43rd Annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
With over 300,000 visitors each year, the festival celebrates the area's strawberry harvest with a large variety of music, delicious Southern food, children's activities, and more.

April 12, 2014  28th Annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival
Winnsboro, Louisiana
The largest one-day festival in the state of Louisiana.

April 22, 2014  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 25-27, 2014  Arnaudville Etouffee Festival - Arnaudville, Louisiana
St. John Francis Regis Church Grounds.  Hot Etouffee:  Crawfish, Shrimp, Potatoes, Cabbage / Bar B-Que / Munchies and Sweets / Bingo / Mayor’s Cook-off / Carnival Rides / Car and Truck Show / Cash & Carry Store / Various other vendor booths.

April 25-27, 2014  Lockport Food Festival - Lockport, Louisiana
La Fete Du Monde"  The best in Cajun & Swamp Pop music, food, dancing & carnival midway. Held on Church Street in Historic Downtown Lockport.

April 26, 2014  Grillin in the Park - New Iberia, Louisiana
B-B-Que Cook-off, refreshments, Arts & Crafts, space walk, rock wall mountain climbing, Pony rides, fun fon the whole family in New Iberia's beautiful City Park on a lazy day.


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April 13, 2013  Louisiana Cajun Food Festival - Kaplan, Louisiana
Kaplan is sometimes referred to as "The Most Cajun Place on Earth". The festival includes cook-offs and live music.


April 18-21, 2013  14th Annual Catfish Festival - Washington, Louisiana
Catfish Cook-off, Farmers' Parade, Music, Arts, Crafts, Flower Show, etc.

April 20, 2013  10th Annual Crawfish Cook-Off - Slidell, Louisiana
St. Tammany's Biggest Cook-Off Event, at Fritchie Park 55+ teams boil crawfish for the title of "Best Tasting Crawfish". 35,000 pounds of crawfish boiled, 4 bands play, other foods available for purchase. Money raised to Help Fund "End of Life" Care in Our Community.


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April 23, 2011  Knockin' On The Bayou Easter Festival - Cottonport, LA
A 50 year tradition, the highlight of the festival is the egg knocking contest, an Easter custom in which the hard-boiled eggs of other participants are tapped in order to break them, leaving your own undamaged. Other events include a parade, 5k run/walk, fishing for youths, cake bake-off, crawfish & boudin eating contests, and an Easter egg hunt.


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April 16-17, 2010  Tour de Champagne - New Orleans, Louisiana
Featuring many prestigious Champagnes along with cuisine from some of each host city's most talented chefs, Tour de Champagne provides yet another reason to celebrate the most delightful fruits of France.



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April 3-5, 2009  Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival visits cities throughout the Gulf Coast states to share the love of fine wine, gourmet cuisine and Gulf Coast culture.

April 4, 2009  Franklin Parish Catfish Festival - Winnsboro, Louisiana

April 17-18, 2009  Lockport Food Festival - Lockport, Louisiana
A 2009 Southeast Tourism Society "Top 20 Event," Great Cajun food, music & dancing. Carnival midway. 

April 17-19, 2009  Cajun Hot Sauce Festival - New Iberia, Louisiana
Hot Sauce and Jambalaya Cook-Off, entertainment, etc.

April 18, 2009  6th Annual Crawfish Cook-Off - Slidell, Louisiana
St. Tammany's Biggest Cook-Off Event, at Fritchie Park 11am - 6pm. All the crawfish you can eat $20 pre sale, $25 at the gate. Kids under 12 free. 55 teams boil crawfish for the title of "Best Crawfish in St. Tammany Parish" - 35,000 pounds of crawfish boiled, 3 bands play, other foods available for purchase.



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