There is no better way to celebrate Louisiana’s fresh and flavorful seafood than, well, to eat it! Louisiana Seafood Festival is a celebration of the state’s delicious edible resources with pounds upon pounds of decadent food and beverage from the city’s finest restaurants and vendors. Not to mention outstanding local live music, culinary demonstrations from notable chefs, and of course, activities for the kids!
Louisiana Seafood Festival will also feature a jazz brunch with music, mimosas, and Bloody Marys, a kid’s tent with special activities from the Louisiana Children’s Museum, an arts and crafts village both for admiring custom wares and purchasing them, and the opportunity to discover fresh, local seafood products you won’t be able to find anywhere else that can be delivered right to your home!
Did I mention The Louisiana Seafood Festival is FREE? How’s that for lagniappe?
Restaurants and Vendors
Treat yourself to a tasting of Louisiana’s finest seafood at anywhere from $4.00 – $8.00 a pop. Some of the local flavor to try includes alligator sausage, shrimp remoulade, seafood gumbo, truffled seafood salad, fried oyster almondine, and more from over 15 restaurants and vendors including Galatoire’s, Borgne, and Drago’s! Take a look at the full list of vendors and dishes.
With over 15 local New Orleans performers including, Cyril Neville, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Papa Grows Funk, Stooges Brass Band, and more, Louisiana music and food couldn’t be a better pairing. Check out the full music lineup!
Louisiana is all about cooking. From our world-class chefs to generations of home cooks, the people of Louisiana are passionate about their food. The dedication to fine food as well as sharing it with our neighbors, friends and family is what makes us New Orleanians! Come see chef demonstrations from some of the top seafood chefs in the city, including John Besh, Michelle McRaney, Cory Bahr, and more. The chefs will reveal their secrets to exceptional seafood preparation and cooking – so seize this opportunity! Find out the full list of chefs giving demonstrations this year! Chef demonstrations will occur Friday, October 12 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, October 13 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
The Louisiana Seafood Festival is featuring over 20 arts and crafts vendors including Anne Dale Jeweller, Screen Door Art, Brian Miller Photography, Martin Welch Art, Clay Creations, and more! Look for plaster houses, seafood art designs, original art on canvas and photography. Browse the complete list of arts and crafts vendors.
Woldenberg Riverfront Park: October 12 – 14
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Friday, October 12: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 13: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, October 14: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.