Bridge City Gumbo Festival

OCTOBER 14, 15, & 16, 2022


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 Capital of the World” and the festival has continued to grow ever since!

Gumbo Festival


Held in October each year, volunteers will be preparing over 2,000 gallons of seafood as well as chicken and sausage gumbo throughout the festival! Don't miss the Gumbo Cooking Contest! Earn bragging rights to crown your gumbo as the best! And there’s more than just gumbo…enjoy other delicious Louisiana cuisines like jambalaya, red beans, and rice as well as more traditional festival food like hamburgers and hot dogs. Click here if you are interested in becoming a vendor.


Continuous live entertainment on an outdoor stage with a dance floor assures you a good time at the Gumbo Festival. You will enjoy Cajun, Country, Zydeco, Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll music. 2019's lineup is on fire! With acts like Nashville South, The Boogie Men, Kayla Woodsen, Louisiana Spice, and more, you are guaranteed to dance the night away! See the full schedule here. The Gumbo Capital of the World honors its royalty celebrating festival queens from throughout the state of Louisiana. See King Creole Gumbo and Miss Creole Gumbo's formal coronation.


Enjoy many carnival rides, games, and a haunted house! Attendees can pay $25 per day for an unlimited ride bracelet. Shop numerous types of arts & crafts booths.


Driving in from out of town? Jefferson Parish's hotels will meet all of your needs! Click here for more.

Parking & Admission

Located on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish, the festival is held at:

Gumbo Festival Park
1701 Bridge City Ave.
Bridge City, LA 70094

Friday 5PM-11PM
Saturday: 12PM-11PM
Sunday: 10AM-9PM

Parking is FREE to the public. Admission to the fest is $5 per attendee.

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