09/15 Coming to The area New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work. Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more! Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more. French Food Festival Larose LA October25-28 Held underneath a 200 foot tent, this 3 day Cajun food, music, and folklife festival on the Bayou Laforche.