Louisiana Seafood Festival
September 4-6, 2015
When it comes to Seafood, Louisiana is the place to be, and of course New Orleans has a festival for it!
Hosted by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, the Louisiana Seafood Festival celebrates the best seafood in the state, with three days of live entertainment, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, local arts and crafts and world-famous cuisine from top New Orleans restaurants and caterers.
This year’s event will be held on the first weekend in September at New Orleans City Park. And the best part: it’s FREE.
Past years’ festival-goers have dined on delicacies from renowned seafood restaurants like Acme Oyster House, Arnaud's, Café Giovanni, Drago's Seafood Restaurant, Galatoire's, Mr. B's Bistro and much more. Shrimp, crab, oysters, fish, crawfish and other delicacies hauled out of the water will be featured in a multitude of creative dishes that will please every palate.
This year’s food vendors are coming in hot! An updated list of participating restaurants is coming soon on the festival’s website.
At the Cooking Pavilion you will be able to learn Louisiana specialties directly from the experts! Expect updates soon for this year’s lineup of celebrity chefs to share their secrets (and samples too) for preparing and cooking sensational seafood dishes.
What would a New Orleans festival be without live music? The Louisiana Seafood Festival will showcase some of the best local music legends in the state. Previous artists have included Amanda Shaw, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and more. This year’s lineup will surely keep you on your feet all weekend.
At this year’s event you’ll find artists' booths featuring some of the New Orleans area's most talented artists in jewelry, woodworks, textiles and more. Souvenir baseball caps, posters, T-shirts, aprons, jewelry and other memorabilia will all be for sale on the festival grounds.
About the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer greater access to culinary education and arts, while providing support for the health and social welfare of children across the state. The LHF executes this through community outreach, children's education, hospitality industry financial assistance and benevolence.
For more information and updates on the Louisiana Seafood Festival, visit the event’s website at www.louisianaseafoodfestival.com.