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The 81st edition of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival kicks off today with a ribbon cutting and carnival before getting into full swing this weekend. Want to know what to expect? Take a look back at the 2015 edition of the oldest chartered harvest festival in the state through the eyes... read more
Crisp air, crunchy leaves tumbling to the ground and tons of festivals – It’s fall on the Cajun Coast, y’all. The fun doesn’t stop. Here’s the festival lineup from September until the holidays:Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival | September 2 - 5, 2016 |Morgan City, LATap your... read more
National Aviation Week is celebrated this year August 15-21. It’s always during week of Orville Wright’s birthday - August 19.National Aviation Day is observed each year on August 19th.  This day is dedicated by Presidential Proclamation to those who helped pioneer aviation in the United... read more
The Cajun Coast is coordinating with Livingston Parish Tourism Assistant Director JT Taylor (whose father is a minister at Life Church in Walker) to get supplies to the 100-150 evacuees their church is housing. Additionally, the church is feeding about 200 people per day as flood victims in... read more
Any chef worth his salt will tell you ingredients are best when they are fresh - and shrimp don’t get any fresher than when they’re bought straight from fishermen themselves at the dock.Buyers visiting the boats docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City and Berwick can buy by the pound. Bring... read more
The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival is the state’s oldest chartered harvest festival, held every Labor Day weekend in Morgan City.It’s been repeatedly hailed as a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society and the Louisiana Office of Culture Recreation and Tourism as well as being awarded... read more
Sugar, spice and everything nice. Grand plantations and sprawling countryside. These are the diverse images evoked by a commodity that means $2.7 billion to the Louisiana economy.Driving from one end of St. Mary Parish to the other, visitors can’t help but notice field after field of sugarcane, a... read more
The Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau would like to welcome the players, coaches, family members and friends of the Dixie Youth 10- and 12-year-old South Regional Majors tournament and North Regional AAA tournament.We will play host to 32 teams of Dixie Youth players (480 players and... read more
In the 19th century, Monday typically was laundry day. Without a washing machine, the lady of the house tended to every article of clothing by hand. That didn’t leave much time for cooking, so dinner had to be something that required little attention. Enter the red kidney bean, brought to South... read more
The Last Honky Tonk Music Series brings national acts to small communities across the country, creating a camaraderie between artists and music lovers.The series is a volunteer network comprised of artists, venue owners, radio programmers, sponsors, music industry professionals and music lovers now... read more
Instagram poster @tltickets, whose real name is Tara Gauthreaux, has a feed full primarily of one gorgeous nature shot after another.If she is a painter of sunrises, sunsets and gorgeous skyscapes, then Louisiana is her canvas.This shot, captured in April, particularly captured our hearts because... read more
Temperatures are soaring and the kids need something constructive to do now that they’re out of school. Grab a snoball, put your feet up and review these family-friendly activities on the Cajun Coast. Swimming/ Splash/ Spray Parks/ Beaches—Morgan City Public Pool, 611 Martin Luther King Jr.... read more
This week’s post is courtesy of KeenVision, author of the blog #ibedamned. When you live in a small community, dating can be somewhat of a daunting bid; like buying shoes at the one shoe store in town and later wearing them in public only to find out that everyone else bought the same pair. But, if... read more
The smell of steaks sizzling on an open grill is a Siren song few can refuse.It’s a summer staple built right into our DNA. Cooking with fire, which evolved into the modern barbecue, allowed early man to char his catch before digesting his protein.Things have changed a bit since the early hominids... read more
For Americans, Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff of summer complete with barbecues, parties and parades.The long weekends ensure those lucky enough to have the day off time to grill, travel and visit. But we tend to forget that Memorial Day is a time to remember American troops who didn’t get... read more
Whether it’s a festival complete with live music and laissez faire fun or a lazy trip paddling through one of our bayou trails, there is always something to do and see on the Cajun Coast.If you’re planning to visit in the summer, temperatures can soar and the humidity isn’t a joke. We’ve got 5 tips... read more
By Ed SelserDiscover the Cajun Coast’s premier golf experience overlooking the magnificent Atchafalaya Basin. Opened in 2006 and quickly regarded as the “must play” in Louisiana The Atchafalaya at Idlewild is an 18-hole public course surrounded only by nature. It was named a Golf Digest Top 10 Best... read more
By John Flores“Joie de Vivre,” Fishing the Cajun Coast Centrally located, uniquely created by nature, and deeply revered by the locals who live here, the waterways of St. Mary Parish’s Cajun Coast kiss the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico. What’s more, perhaps nowhere else in America does such... read more
By Donovan GarciaCAUTION:  DUE TO HIGH WATER, SOME TRAILS AND BOAT LAUNCHES MAY BE CLOSED.  BOAT AND CANOE RAMPS MAY BE DAMAGED DUE TO HIGH WATER.  PLEASE USE CAUTION AND CALL AHEAD REGARDING ACCESSIBLITY OF TRAILS.From sunrise in the Atchafalaya Basin – America’s largest wetland... read more

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