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.

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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

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • A 5K Fun Run/Walk will begin 8 a.m. on Saturday.
  • 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. 
  • The community will give thanks for its blessings at the Mass in the Park at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, September 3. It will be celebrated under the oaks in Lawrence Park and is open to the public.
  • 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.
  • 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