Summer is right around the corner, and even though there are still a few things that won't go on as planned due to the pandemic, we are ready to get outside and enjoy our beautiful state this weekend. We can always find something to love, even if it means a short road trip.

Our wonderful Louisiana Department of Tourism always has great resources for whatever it is you want to experience in our state, and they have a fun list of things going on this weekend. I've added in a few of my own favorites as well, so get out and enjoy yourself this weekend, fellow Louisianians.

  • Mudbug Madness Festival, May 28-30, Shreveport. A perfect festival for lovers of Cajun food and culture in north Louisiana. One of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events
  • Cajun Heartland State Fair, May 27-June 6.The 33rd year for one of  Lafayette's favorite events, Live entertainment at the new Cajun Heartland Music Festival, and of course, family fun at Lagniappe Lane, the Crawfish Village, and all the fun of the midway rides.
  • Memorial Day Weekend Crawfish Cook-Off, Saturday, May 29, St Francisville. Teams will compete for the honor of the best boiled crawfish at the beautiful Jungle Inn on Solitude St. Festivities begin at noon.
  • Swamp Pop Music Festival, May 28-May 31, Hammond. Enjoy some of the best of south Louisiana classics at this fun festival at Hidden Oaks Campground. Great food, craft vendors, and a live and silent auction will all be part of the fun as well.


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