Bridge City Gumbo Festival

Jefferson Parish’s oldest festival began as a small church fair in 1973. That is the year Gov. Edwin W. Edwards proclaimed Bridge City. “The Gumbo Capitol of the World” and the festival has continued to grow ever since!

Gumbo Festival

Held in October every year, volunteers will be preparing over 2,000 gallons of seafood as well as chicken and sausage gumbo throughout the festival. And there’s more than just gumbo…enjoy other delicious Louisiana cuisine like jambalaya and red beans and rice as well as more traditional festival food like hamburgers and hot dogs.

Continuous live entertainment on an outdoor stage with a dance floor assures you a most pleasant visit to the Gumbo Festival. You will enjoy Cajun, Country, Zydeco, Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll music. Kids will enjoy the many carnival rides and games. Shop numerous types of arts & crafts booth.

The Gumbo Capital of the World honors its royalty with a weekend celebrating festival queens from throughout the state of Louisiana. See King Creole Gumbo and Miss Creole Gumbo's formal coronation.

2018 Dates: October 12-14

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