Music Festivals

Vieux To Do

Kick off your summer in New Orleans with June's three free festivals in one called Vieux To Do:

  • Creole Tomato Festival
  • Cajun-Zydeco Music Festival
  • Louisiana Seafood Festival

French Market's Creole Tomato Festival

Swamp Fest

For over 20 years, the Creole Tomato Festival has celebrated this unique Louisiana vegetable, which adds so much to so many local recipes.

Centered around the French Market, which dates back to 1791 and is the nation's oldest city marketplace, the event features:

  • Live Music
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Creole Tomato Parade
  • Local Farmer's Market and Food & Beverage Booths

Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Swamp Fest
Swamp Fest

Held simultaneously with the Seafood Festival, also at the US Mint, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival features more than 20 performances on two stages. This free music is hosted by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Past festivals have featured top musicians from Acadiana and New Orleans such as Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Bruce Daigrepont, the Bluerunners and more.

Louisiana Seafood Festival

The Louisiana Seafood Festival takes place at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. This festival celebrates Louisiana harvesting more seafood than any other state! Here's to shrimp, fish, crab, oysters and crawfish and more:

  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Celebrity Chefs
  • Behind-the-Scenes Kitchen Tours
  • Book signings
  • World's largest Seafood Dish and crawfish boil
  • Local Craft and Arts Market
  • New Orleans Restaurant Booths featuring Seafood Dishes

For More Information

Creole Tomato Festival: (504) 522-2621 -
New Orleans Seafood Festival: (504) 286-8736
Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival: (504) 558-6100 -

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