Event Category: Festival and Music EventEvent Tags: Arts & Crafts, Event I-10, Event I-610, Event Interstate 10, Event Interstate 610, Event Louisiana, Event New Orleans Louisiana, Event US 90, Event US Highway 90, Family Event Louisiana, Family Event New Orleans Louisiana, Festival Louisiana, Festival New Orleans Louisiana, Food Festival Louisiana, and Music Festival Louisiana
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Cajun music and its hybrid offspring, Zydeco, is celebrated every year in June at the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. This free celebration is held in Armstrong Park, located on North Rampart Street in Treme. There are two stages, delicious seafood, and a crafts fair, making the festival a celebration of dancing and joy.
Visitors can expect top Cajun and Zydeco musicians, Past headliners have included Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Bruce Daigrepont, Chubby Carrier, Michael Doucet & Beau Soliel, Terrance Simien, the Bluerunners, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and more.
The Cajun-Zydeco Festival also features crafts of skilled artisans from the Acadiana Region. They sell art, jewelry, hand-carved duck decoys, and more. Further, there is a kids’ tent with crafts for youngsters to enjoy. You can also learn a thing or two at the live cooking demonstrations.
For over 200 years, Cajun music has featured the sounds of fiddles, accordions, guitars, and vocals, typically in French and English, creating its distinct sound. Zydeco music evolved from Cajun, often using the same instrumentation, but includes a washboard, horns, and other instruments. Zydeco also takes influence from R&B, soul, jazz, rock, gospel, and hip-hop. The Festival will be held from 11:00 am-7:30 pm each day. Come be part of the fun!
- More Event DetailsSave to ListEvent Address: 701 N Rampart St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116Phone: (504) 558-6100Special Offers:
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French Quarter RV Resort, Jude Travel Park of New Orleans, Three Oaks & a Pine RV Park, Pontchartrain Landing, Pelican RV Park New Orleans, Parc D'orleans Inc RV PARK & CAMPGROUND, Riverboat Travel Park, Mardi Gras RV Park, Big Easy RV ParkLocal Attractions:
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, Fairview-Riverside State Park, Fontainebleau State Park, Saint Bernard State Park, Bayou Segnette State Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Tennessee Williams' House, Le Monde Creole Insider's French Quarter tours, Jackson Square, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake BorgneLocal Restaurants:
Brennan's, Mother's Restaurant, GW Fins, August, Acme Oyster House, Oceana Grill, Restaurant R'evolution, Luke, Galatoires, Maypop, Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Mr. B's Bistro, Trenasse, St Charles Noodle, Creole House, The Ruby Slipper Cafe, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter, Domenica, Gallier's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Arnaud'sLocal Stores:
Unique Grocery, Rouses Market, Toulouse House Grocery, V & T Food Store, Canal Place Mall, Rainbow Shops, Shops at Jax Brewery, Bayou Threads Gifts, Dixieland Factory Outlet, City Looks Salon, Studio E Salon, Salon D NOLA, Angel Day-Spa & Nails
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