Each October, New Orleans plays host to the uniquely colorful and flavorful Louisiana Seafood Festival. From sweet Gulf shrimp to briny oysters, spicy crawfish and fat blue crabs, this festival celebrates the state’s seafood traditions in an especially tasty way.
A favorite with locals and visitors alike, the Seafood Festival serves up the flavors of Louisiana from the bayou to the river, lakes and gulf – served on the half shell, steamed, broiled, boiled and more by chefs from top restaurants in New Orleans and across Louisiana. Expect to feast on menu items like Acme Oyster House’s famous fried oyster po-boy; shrimp and crawfish bread from Antoine’s; charbroiled oysters from Drago’s; classic shrimp remoulade from Galatoire’s; and Red Fish Grill’s popular alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Remember – Louisiana seafood just isn’t the same without TABASCO® Sauce – so be sure to ask for it by name!
Great food always tastes better with great music, and the Louisiana Seafood Festival makes sure that everyone's toes are tapping with live music and dancing from an astounding lineup of favorites. Big name bands rub elbows with local groups, making for a delicious combination of talent. Music kicks off each day and plays well into the night, providing ample opportunity for dining and dancing under the stars.
In addition to great food and music, there is plenty of locally flavored fun. Chefs present live cooking demonstrations, a kid's pavilion provides entertainment for children and families, and an arts and crafts area showcases creations by Louisiana artists.
Admission to this three-day event is free and open to the public. Adult and kid-friendly libations from popular vendors will be available to complement the festival menu.
For more information, visit louisianaseafoodfestival.com.