From NOLA to Cajun Country: 8 Louisiana festivals this Weekend, April 6-8

Take a short road trip for Cajun delicacies, like Boudin, music and family fun. It's festival season y'all!

From New Orleans to Baton Rouge and beyond, just a short drive will take you to several festivals happening this weekend. Here's a list of eight Louisiana festivals we found this weekend.

Parks Cracklin' Cook-Off

Friday, April 6 – Saturday, April 7

The Cajun delicacy cracklin’ will be the spotlight of this festival in Breaux Bridge. There will be live music, a raffle and plenty of cracklin’ to eat.

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Delgado Music Festival

Friday, April 6 – Saturday, April 7

Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots are among the artists taking the stage at the second annual Delgado Music Festival in New Orleans. The two-day fest is presented by the Music Department of Delgado Community College. Head to Mid-City for the fest from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. Proceeds from concessions benefit the college’s music program. Free admission.

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Kite Fest Louisiane'

Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8

The 13th annual Kite Fest will take flight in Port Allen at the West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex. The event is free and open to the public, starting at 11 a.m. The festival combines professional kite flyers from all over the country, as well as, great activities and events for kids too.

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Scott Boudin Festival

Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8

The boudin capital of the world is showing off their best with the weekend-long event. Not only will there be plenty of boudin, but also live music as well as arts and crafts. Tickets are $5 Saturday & Sunday and free admission on Friday.

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Ebb & Flow Festival

Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 8

In true Louisiana fashion, the Ebb & Flow festival will include a flavorful music lineup, representing local, national, and international talent. Look for two days of performances on multiple stages: the iHeart Radio Stage at Repentance Park, the Cox International Music Stage at Riverfront Plaza, and an Entergy River Stage at the Baton Rouge Dock – also known as the Paperclips.

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Acadiana Po-Boy Festival

Saturday, April 7

The annual festival in Downtown Lafayette will be in full swing this year at Parc Sans Souci from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be live music as well as dozens of po-boy vendors out to help celebrate the day of fun.

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Freret Street Festival

Saturday, April 7

This annual, free neighborhood festival takes over Freret Street in New Orleans from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Three music stages, more than 150 local vendors and festival food vendors span from Napoleon Street to Valmont Street. This family-friendly fest is a great way to make your weekend soar.

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Asian Pacific American Society Festival

Saturday, April 7

The celebration of Asian heritage, pride and progress hits Audubon Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment, handmade crafts, authentic Asian dishes, and international-themed displays. Admission is included with zoo admission or Audubon membership.

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