In its 29th year, the Long Beach Bayou Festival is proud to continue its time-honored legacy in the city by the sea. The Long Beach Bayou Festival offers patrons a weekend filled with cultural music, cuisine, and dance from a place called ‘home’-- New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou Country. We are excited to share the best parts of Louisiana Bayou and New Orleans Culture with Long Beach. We invite you to delight in the specialties of Cajun and Creole cuisine and savor the many delicacies and flavors of the Big Easy. Rich in cultural music traditions, the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival presents a wide range of groups, featuring Cajun, Zydeco and Blues artists.
The dance floor is always open. Experience the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band and come Second Line with the best of them at the Long Beach Bayou Festival.
We have expanded this area for young children and teens to enjoy! We will have free Arts and Crafts; a Kid’s Corner featuring a Children’s Stage and fun activities all day long. There will be a very special guest, and balloons, face painting, reptile show, dance lessons, and lots more!
This year’s King and Queen will lead the parade with the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band. This year’s parade will be expanded more than ever! Bring a mask or costume. The adult with the most Original costume will win TWO Bayou Festival T-Shirts and a special prize to be announced at the event!