Here are two great ways to stay up-to-date with Louisiana’s myriad festivals: music and not.  The New Orleans daily newspaper, the Times-Picayune, has a website ( with a festival listing.  It has news articles and festival listings by month.  I haven’t followed it for long and don’t know how accurate it is.

For real fun, though, buy a copy of Louisiana Festivals and Events Calendar, published annually by Huli.  The site has a list of locations where you can purchase it, or you can order by mail.  It’s well worth it:  lots of great illustrations and information, including phone numbers to call.  Disclaimer:  the author is a casual friend of mine.  I love her work, but don’t get a dime for endorsing it!  Just look at those amazing covers!