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2024 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2024
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(see also: 2017  -  2014  -  2012  -  2011)


June 1, 2024
74th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival - Ruston, Louisiana
Held each year, the fourth weekend in June, the Louisiana Peach Festival has something for everyone! Arts & Crafts, rides, 5-K, concerts, rodeo, parade, peach cobbler eating contest (with $1,000 prize), kids activities, food, kids fishing, bass & tennis tournaments, peach cookery contest, baby photo contest, life-like dinosaurs and more.  Opens Friday at noon. Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Ages 9 and up, $10 per day or $15 weekend pass. Friday, noon-5 p.m. - no admission. Passes include concerts.

June 5-9, 2024  New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
New Orleans, Louisiana
Each year, hundreds of wineries and restaurants participate. Menus feature local flavor and innovative new creations inspired by diverse cuisines. Top chefs from around the city create culinary experiences like no other. Over two dozen restaurants feature special dining evenings throughout the New Orleans festival. The weekend also features over 1,000 wines from around the world, with special tasting events from wineries. You can enjoy grand tasting events, promenade evenings in the French Quarter, and seminar series to hone your palate. For the grand finale, attend the gala at the end!  We also care about our community and want to make New Orleans a better place to live. Over the past 25 years, we have raised more than $1.2 million for local non-profit organizations, from food banks to culinary schools.  If you're looking for a culinary getaway, want to rub shoulders with top chefs and winemakers, or simply enjoy the good food and wine, then book your ticket to this year's New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.

June 7-9, 2024  Annual Gheens Bon Mange' Festival
Gheens, Louisiana
Vacherie-Gheens Community Center.  Good eating" festival with cajun food, music, dancing, rides, and games.


June 7-9, 2024  Cajun Heritage Festival - Larose, Louisiana
The Annual Cajun Heritage Festival will have various Cajun dishes, souvenirs and cajun crafts, a duck decoy auction, a miniature boat building contest and much more.

June 8-9, 2024  38th Annual Creole Tomato Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana
June in New Orleans means the arrival of Creole Tomato dishes on local restaurant menus, in farmers markets, and at roadside stands. Typically the crop arrives in early June, which is why the French Market’s Creole Tomato Festival is always held the second weekend of that month.

June 11-13, 2024  Bocuse d'Or USA - New Orleans, Louisiana
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will host the two continental selections of the most prestigious international culinary and pastry competitions, showcasing the best pastry chefs and cooks from all over the American continent.  The Americas selections of the Pastry Wolrd Cup and Bocuse d'Or will be held in the USA for the first time.  The prestigious Bocuse d'Or World culinary competition is held in Lyon, France every second year.

June 13-15, 2024  Louisiana Corn Festival - Bunkie, Louisiana
Held the second full weekend in June each year, promoting our city and the impact agriculture has on it and the people in the area.  This festival has something for all ages. There is music every night with live bands Friday and Saturday night with a street dance, games, contests, corn cooking contest, children's parade, pirogue races, corn shucking contest and corn eating contest!  We also host a state wide softball tournament.

June 14-15, 2024  Coffee Fest New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana
Coffee Fest has been serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries since 1992. Viewed by most as the best trade show in America and around the world specifically for those involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products. Coffee Fest continues to evolve and stay at the forefront of emerging trends.

June 27-29, 2024  Annual Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival
DeRidder, Louisiana
Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival -Home of the Sugartown Watermelon. There will be a host of watermelon games and events, as well as live music and entertainment. Come and taste some of the sweetest watermelons in Louisiana!

July 4, 2024  4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 21-26, 2024  Annual Tales of the Cocktail - New Orleans, Louisiana
The industry’s most influential bartenders and spirit lovers from around the globe will drink in every ounce of cocktail knowledge and culture at Tales of the Cocktail. The world’s premier cocktail festival returns to New Orleans with another non-stop schedule of educational seminars, tasting rooms, Spirited Dinners, Spirited Awards, competitions and more. We guarantee you won’t leave thirsty.

July 26-27, 2024  Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival
Farmerville, Louisiana
The Watermelon Festival is celebrated the last weekend in July each year as a way of promoting the watermelon industry and showing pride in their harvest. Activities include: tennis tournaments, photo contests, best decorated window, arm wrestling, 5-K run, watermelon auction, watermelon quality and tasting competition motorcycle poker run, street dance, parade and much more.

2017 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

June 2-3, 2017 - Cookin’ On The Cane BBQ Competition & Festival
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Held on the downtown riverbank, this cook-off is open to professional and non-professional cooks. There will also be a children’s BBQ chicken cook-off open to ages 5-16. This event is an IBCA competition. Attendees will not be able to taste the foods, but food vendors will be available along with children activities and live entertainment. (also: )


July 15, 2017
Summertime Fish Fry & Beer Tasting
New Orleans, Louisiana
There's nothing like the taste of fresh seafood and ice-cold beer. Press Street Station and Urban South Brewery will offer both to New Orleans' food lovers!  Chef Michael Doyle and his team will prepare an array of Gulf fish and other seafood, followed by warm-weather sweets like peach tarts and grilled figs. Each course will feature a locally brewed beer from Urban South.  This prix-fixe dinner is $65 per person (including all beer pairings) or $50 per person (for the dinner only, served with water, tea, or soft drinks). All prices are plus tax and gratuity.

2014 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 27-28, 2014
Le Festivale de la Viande Boucanee
Ville Platte, Louisiana
Better known as the Smoked Meat Festival, this two day event is promoted by Chapter 632 of the Vietnam Veterans of America and is held on the last full weekend of June each year in the "Smoked Meat Capital of the World". It showcases the Cajun heritage, friendly people, delicious foods, toe-tapping music and natural beauty of the region.

2012 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2012

events still waiting for new dates

June 23-24, 2012  Lacombe Crab Festival - Lacombe, Louisiana
Enjoy a weekend of great family fun with food, entertainment, gumbo cook-off competition, artwork, and carnival rides, all set under the majestic live oaks at John Davis Park.

July 4-8, 2012  Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival
Mandeville, Louisiana
Festival Discontinued as of 2013.

2011 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 19, 2011  Real Men Cook - New Orleans, Louisiana
Real Men Cook promotes male involvement, education, outreach and advocacy on food resources, healthy eating, healthcare and public policies on these issues. Takes place each year on Father's Day in cities across the U.S. A national movement-get involved!



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