The first weekend of June is filled with fun festivals in Louisiana.
Annual Sportsman's Heritage Festival - Krotz Springs - June 1, 2 & 3
562 Front Street
The Sportsman's Heritage Festival promotes the wetlands and the woodlands surrounding Krotz Springs and the Atchafalaya River. Three days of food, music, and fun will include carnival rides, pageants, a wild game cookoff, a Corn Hole tournament, a 5K run, and music by NIK-L-BEER, Foret Tradition, Alligator Blue, Chubby Carrier, and KROSSFYRE.
Thursday night is family night when ride bracelets cost $25 to ride all night. Admission to the festival is free all weekend.
A Taste of Covington Food, Wine, Music, and Art Festival - Covington - June 1 through June 30
Venues throughout Downtown Covington
Revolving around Covington's restaurants and art-loving culture, A Taste of Covington Food, Wine, Music, and Art Festival is a month-long event held in Historic Downtown Covington each June. Featured are vintner's dinners at restaurants around town, wine tastings, and Sunday brunches.
The Vintner Dinner Lineup includes:
June 1 - Thursday - Desi Vega's Steakhouse
June 6 - Tuesday - Greyhound
June 7 - Wednesday - Gallagher's Grill
June 8 - Thursday - Seiler Bar
June 10 - Saturday - Annadele's Plantation
June 14 - Wednesday - Delporto
June 21 - Wednesday - TAVI
June 22 - Thursday - Randazzo's
June 23 - Friday - the Gloriette
June 27 - Tuesday - Valencia
June 28 - Wednesday - Marcello's
Reservations are required for a 6:30 PM icebreaker and 7:00 PM dinner seating. 21 and over only.
Cajun Heritage Festival - Larose - June 2, 3 & 4
307 East 5th Street
Celebrating the Cajun heritage of LaFourche Parish, the Cajun Heritage Festival showcases a decoy show, live auction, carving demonstrations, duck calling contests, Cajun food, vendors, and raffles.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Bogalusa Balloon Festival - Franklinton - June 2, 3 & 4
100 Main Street
This family-friendly event is a hot air balloon festival featuring carnival rides, vendors, live entertainment, and of course, hot air balloons. Parking is free and seniors and students get admission discounts.
Walker Percy Weekend - St. Francisville - June 2 & 3
The 8th annual Walker Percy Weekend festival features respected writers and commentators from across the country. Dedicated to Southern literature, culture, and thought, the festival includes fine food, live music, walking tours, craft beer, and bourbon.
Gheens Bon Mange' Festival - Gheens - June 2, 3 & 4
1783 Hwy 654
Bon Mange' means good eats. Enjoy music and home cooked food prepared onsite using local recipes. Free admission and free parking.
73rd Annual Louisiana Peach Festival - Ruston - June 3
101 West Park Avenue
12+ hours of live music, a juried arts market, kids' activities, food vendors, and peachy fun highlight the annual Louisiana Peach Festival. Festival activities are free for everyone from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 through 12 years old from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM; and free all day for kids four and under.
There will be a Peach Hunt, Peach Restaurant Round-up, Peach Art Exhibit, Peachy Sidewalk Sale, Peach Baby Photo Contest, Peach Rodeo, Run for the Peaches 5K run, Peach Diaper Derby, Classic Car Show, Farmers Market, Peach Beard Contest, and Queen Dixie Gem Peach and Princess Peach Pageant.
Live music will be provided by:
- Parker & Chloe
- Haley Brooke
- Braydon Watts
- DK Harrel
- Jennifer Janet
- Big AL & Cherri Jubilee
- Kelli Roberts Band
- Main Street Band
- Parish Count Line
Free parking and street parking is will be available.