82nd Annual Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

82nd Annual Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Lawrence Park, Berwick Bay & under the bridge

Downtown Historic District Morgan City, LA 70380

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Cajun CoastA 5-day extravaganza paying tribute to two, time-honored industries, features great food, continuous free live music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, and traditional events, such as the blessing of the fleet and boat parade.

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Updated Map

Updated Festival Map

Updated Information:

The LA Shrimp & Petroleum Festival is still on this Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 4, 2017 with modifications:
1.) The Music Stage will be positioned in the street at the corner of Second Street and Everett Street.
2.) The Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Parade scheduled for Sunday, September 3rd @ 3:00 p.m. will follow the same route as planned with one change. The parade will turn left from Second Street onto Freret Street to its final location. The Morgan City Police Department will be closing the Federal Avenue exit for a short period of time. All traffic will be directed to the LA 182 exit.
3.)  The Mass scheduled to be held in Lawrence Park will be relocated to Holy Cross.
4.). There will be “NO PARKING” allowed around Lawrence Park what so ever.
5.) There will be no traffic flow in either direction on Everett Street from Third Street to Alabama Alley.
6.) There will be no traffic flow in either direction on Second Street from Railroad Avenue to Brashear Avenue.
7.) There will be no traffic flow on Third Street from Freret Street to Everett Street. Only residents living in that area and vendors will be allowed on Third Street.
8.) There will be no traffic flow on Greenwood Street from Third Street to Front Street.
9.) There will be no traffic flow on the unprotected side of Front Street from Brashear Avenue to Railroad Avenue. Only pedestrian traffic will be allowed in this area.
PLEASE pay attention to certain areas around the festival grounds. Many of these areas are “NO ON STREET PARKING” during certain times. These are tow away zones and violators will be ticketed. Please do not block any drive way’s, alley ways, or streets. We want everyone to have an enjoyable time at the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. Please act responsibly and don’t Drink and Drive. See the illustration below for further assistance. Stay Safe!

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Friday Sept. 1st  
6:00-8:30 pm Kyle Wilson
9:00-11:00 pm Krossfyre

Saturday Sept. 2nd
1:30-3:30 pm TK Hulin
4:00-6:00pm Ross Grisham
6:30-8:30pm Travis Thibodaux
9:00-11:00pm Category 6

Sunday Sept. 3rd  
1:30-3:30 pm Waylon Thibodeaux
4:00-6:00pm Snapper and the Fishsticks
6:30-8:45pm Jaryd Lane
9:30-11:00pm After 8

Monday Sept. 4th 
12:30-1:30pm KQKI Country Showdown Winner
2:00-3:00pm Jus Cuz
3:30-4:30pm Cliff Hillebran
5:00-6:00pm South 70
6:30-7:30pm Deja vu

  • Hurricane Flood Relief - Sunday, September 3, 2017 - Noon to 7 pm
    Local Scouts Collecting for Harvey Flood Relief - Boy Scout Troop 49 of Morgan City, Troop 41 of Patterson and Cub Scout Pack 438 of Morgan City will be collecting monetary donations on Sunday, September 3, 2017 for Harvey flood relief. Local scouts will have a booth set up in front of the Greenwood Marine Management, Inc building (next to the festival stage) to collect donations of cash and checks for Harvey flood relief. All Donations will become part of the Evangeline Area Council  BSA flood relief efforts.  Should you wish to donate with a check, please make payable to: = Boy Scouts Of America – Harvey Flood Relie

  • 100 Black Men 5 K Run Saturday, September 2, 2017 - The Marcus Jones 100 Black Men of St. Mary 20th annual 5K Run/Walk, Line up at City Hall in Morgan CIty.  $300 for top male and $300 for top female finisher including trophies.  
  • The 54th Labor Day Art Show & Sale will start on Thursday, August 31st and continue through Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the downtown Everett Street Gallery. Hours to view the exhibit during the festival are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday.

  • Thursday, August 31st, is the official ribbon cutting will open the festival at 5 p.m. on Second Street under the U.S. 90 bridge.

  • Thursday, August 31st, Mitchell Brothers Carnival rides and games will begin at 5 p.m. and continue through Monday at 9 p.m. Bracelets will be offered Thursday, August 31st from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday, September 4 from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bracelets are $25 each.

  • Indulge your taste buds and satisfy your appetite at the 29th Annual Cajun Culinary Classic, a showcase of local “home style” cooking featuring delicious Cajun and Creole dishes as well as a variety of desserts and other cuisines. The Cajun Culinary Classic is open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and noon to 9 p.m. Monday. Local non-profit groups and civic organizations benefit from the proceeds. (PLEASE USE SIDEWALKS.)

  • The 40th Arts & Crafts Show & Sale will open Friday, September 1 at 5 p.m. under the U.S. 90 bridge and continue through Monday, Sept. 4 at 9 pm. The event features over 150 artists and crafters from south Louisiana with unique merchandise and artistic masterpieces for sale. 

  • Children’s Day activities will begin with children’s field and game events Saturday, September 2 at 9 am. Children of all ages can participate in sack races, three-legged races and more. The Children’s Day Mini Street Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Decorated bicycles, wagons, strollers and four wheelers are welcome to participate. The Children’s Day King and Queen will officially open the Children’s Village with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, September 2 at 1 p.m.

  • The Children’s Village is a play land featuring games, prizes, face-painting and more. The Children’s Village will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Cypress Corvette Club Open Car Show will take place on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at M.D. Shannon Elementary.

  • The Gospel Stage also will open Saturday at M.D. Shannon Elementary, 409 Brashear Avenue, at 3 p.m. and again on Sunday at 3 p.m. GOSPEL STAGE PRINTABLE LIST

  • 2017 Gospel Stage - JESUS IS LORD
    SATURDAY September, 2nd 2017
    2:45 pm - Opening Prayer, Prayer, Praise and Worship
    3:00 pm - Sis. Bernadette Steven
    3:30 pm - Chozun Gospel Choir Featuring Mayor Gerald J. Williams
    4:00 pm – New Voices of Life – Slidell, Louisiana
    4:30 pm - Living Word Christen Center –Featuring Bro. Jadon Hawkins
    5:00 pm – Lee Chapel AME – Union Bethel with Liturgical Dancers-Kirsten Hill and Aaligan Davis.
    5:30 pm - 12 year old_Diamond Poole
    5:40 pm - Hanna A. Ceasar and Aniyah Leah Stewart
    6:00 pm - Lashanda School of Dance Baton Rouge
    6:30 pm - Pastor Samuel Green and RCS
    7:00 pm - Brother Charles Ray McKinley Tri Parish
    7:30 pm - Ashton Male Choir
    8:00 pm - Gospel Chimes - Franklin, La.
    8:30 pm - Open
    Sunday September 3, 2017
    2:45 pm - Prayer Praise
    3:00 pm – Mt. Zion Male Choir – Morgan City
    4:00 pm -  Mt. Zion Baptist Church – Boutte, Louisiana
    4:30 pm - Friend 4-Life Gospel
    5:00 pm - Mamie Winters, Morgan City
    5:15 pm -  O'Bears Brothers - Sister Doris
    5:45 pm - Precious Matthews and Daughter
    7:00 pm - Alvin Irvin Choir, Patterson, La.
    7:30 pm - Gospel Inspirations David Diggs
    8:00 pm - Might Supremes  - W.Lerant
    9:00 pm - Closing

  • Mass will be held at Holy Cross at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, September 3.

  • The Historic Blessing of the Fleet will begin at 10 a.m. on the Atchafalaya River from the Morgan City docks and is followed by the water parade featuring decorated shrimp boats, pleasure crafts, offshore supply boats and some of the biggest “muscle” boats of the offshore industry including supply boats, crew boats and tugboats. A Certificate of Blessing and a prayer card of St. Brendan the Navigator, patron Saint of Seafarers will be presented to each participant.

  • The Street Parade will begin at the corner of Second and Onstead streets at 3 p.m. featuring past and present royalty along with this year’s maids and their pages and visiting queens from various festivals throughout the state. (Change: The parade will turn left from Second Street onto Freret Street to its final location. The Morgan City Police Department will be closing the Federal Avenue exit for a short period of time. All traffic will be directed to the LA 182 exit.  UPDATED PARADE MAP

  • Fireworks on the River will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday evening. Grab a spot in Lawrence Park, on top the seawall or on the La. 182 bridge and enjoy the fireworks spectacular. Tune your radio to 95.3 KQKI to listen to the synchronized music.

  • For more information, contact the festival office at (985) 385-0703, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Thursday August 31, 2017