Festivals in Deep South USA
Deep South USA is best known for its richly diverse music scene but there are literally hundreds of festivals embracing cuisine, literature, film, comedy, sports and just about anything worth celebrating.
Festivals in Louisiana
Louisianans love an excuse to welcome family, friends and visitors to enjoy great music, excellent food and compare local beverages. Over 400 festivals help Louisianans do just that! Festivals, with world-renowned artists headlining, are an inexpensive way for visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture. Some favourites are Festival International in Lafayette, Contraband Days in Lake Charles, Festival of Lights in Natchitoches and New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage Festival and French Quarter Festival.
Festivals in Mississippi
Blues, country, rock 'n' roll. It all started right here. And on any given night, it's still going strong. From the Coast to the Delta to the northern hills, singers and musicians make juke joints, clubs and concerts halls rock. Fans come from around the world to sit down front and see the real thing - live and a-live - as we say! But there's more than music to Mississippi. There's every conceivable kind of celebration from the De Soto Country Fair and Rodeo to Cruisin' the Coast, which features hundreds of classic American cars and roadsters.
Festivals in Tennessee
In Tennessee, throughout mountains and valleys, big cities and small towns, performance halls and honky tonks, the state features year-round fun. Make plans to catch some of Tennessee's statewide celebrations including Elvis Week and Memphis in May International Festival plus in Nashville the CMA Music Festival and Americana Music Festival that attract tens of thousands of music lovers in June and September respectively. Make the pilgrimage to one of the long running festivals with Bonnaroo in Manchester or the Riverbend festival in Chattanooga, both multi-day, multi-stage music events.
Festivals in Alabama
Cusine and music are always a cause for celebration in Alabama. Come to where America's first Mardi Gras took place and celebrate alongside live marching bands in Mobile. Put your toes in the sand while enjoying top acts at the Hang Out Music Festival on Gulf Shores beach. The sounds of the South come alive at our music festivals honouring greats such as the Hank Williams Festival in Georgiana, near Montgomery and the W.C. Handy Music Festival in Muscle Shoals, plus many more. We have over 375 annual food events so bring a hearty appetite.