Events in Morgan City & the Cajun Coast | Tour Louisiana

Events in Morgan City & the Cajun Coast

Savor delicious Cajun food and a fireworks show, race down the scenic Atchafalaya River in an endurance-testing kayaking adventure, and admire antique autos and vibrant local culture. These experiences are all yours during the many annual events in Morgan City, Franklin, and the Cajun Coast of Louisiana. From the Tour du Teche 135 kayaking race to the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, each event and festival offers the chance to get a taste of southern Louisiana. Discover what’s coming up and plan your next escape to the Cajun Coast today.


Eagle Expo & More
Join the crew for boat tours into various waterways to view eagles, a Birds of Prey educational program, presentations on the American bald eagle and other wildlife, a walking/hiking trail and a photography workshop. Admission and registration required. 
Morgan City, LA 70380


Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Each August, the Downtown Historic District in Morgan City comes alive with five days of music, street parades, a water parade, fireworks, arts and crafts, Cajun food, and more. Whether you’re into live local music or authentic street fair food, you’ll find it all here.
Downtown Historic District
Morgan City, LA 70380


Lower Atchafalaya River Sprint Canoe & Kayak Race
Join in on the river race, or enjoy being a spectator, at the Annual Lower Atchafalaya River Sprint Canoe & Kayak Race. Embark on a series of three-mile races for kayaks (includes canoes) with prize money for first, second, third, and fourth places in each of four racing classes.
Morey Park
Patterson, LA 70392


Berwick Lighthouse Festival
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine, live music, and carnival rides at this annual festival held at the finish line of the Tour du Teche 135.
Berwick, LA 70342

Tour du Teche 135
There are races, and then there’s the Tour du Teche 135. This annual race for cones, kayaks, pirogues, and stand-up paddle boards takes you along the entire length of the Bayou Courtableau and the Atchafalaya River for a total of 135 miles. The three-day event starts on the first Friday in October and includes two classes: pro (for the fastest boats and paddlers) and recreational.
Parc Sur La Teche down Bayou Teche
Teche Drive
Franklin, LA 70538

Patterson Historic Walking Tour & Fall Fest
Take part in the Annual Patterson Historic Walking Tour & Fall Fest in mid-October. Located on Main Street between Church and Catherine Streets, you’ll experience a true southern Louisiana fall event with a 5K fun run/walk, live music, and an antique car show.
Morey Park
Patterson, LA 70392

Chitimacha Powwow
Enjoy competition dancing, a variety of food and crafts, and the true culture of the Chitimacha Tribe at the Annual Chitimacha Powwow.
155 Chitimacha Loop
Charenton, LA 70523

Franklin Merchants Association Harvest Moon Festival
What says October better than a harvest moon festival? Welcome the fall season with trick or treating, street magicians, discounts and local shops, and other festivities spread across Franklin’s charming Main Street.
107 Main Street
Franklin, LA 70538

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900 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd
Morgan City, LA 70381
Cajun Coast
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