Originally Posted by DROK
Are there any upcoming festivals?
Now that the Holidays are over, we are coming into the Grandaddy of all festivals- Mardi Gras! It's not just one day, but a complete "Carnival Season." It's not exclusive to New Orleans... It's region-wide. Just about every town in South Louisiana has some form of celebration for this, starting about now and leading up to Fat Tuesday (which happens to be on March 8th this year).
New Orleans does the best job of keeping the spirit alive throughout the season... but some of my best Mardi Gras day experiences have been in rural towns in Southwest Louisiana. Sign up for the Mardi Gras Run in Eunice, LA. Go chase some chickens, and bring your horse, if you have one.