Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
Every Labor Day Weekend

Events & Info



Under the elevated Hwy. 90 bridge, you can find more than 100 vendors offering unique items (i.e., handcrafted jewelry, woodworks, etc.). You can find more information here.


Children’s village

Children’s area open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-5:00pm offering bounce houses, face painting, and games FREE of charge.

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blessing of the fleet

Be a part of the time honored tradition by registering with the festival office! Blessing of the Fleet is Sunday from 10:00am until noon on Berwick Bay. Join us on the Berwick docks to toast the King and Queen. All boats must be registered with the Festival Office.


Street parade

Sunday at 3:00pm, our royalty parades the streets. If you’d like to participate, contact the festival office to register.

artist guild art show

Located on the corner of Everett and First Streets, you can browse and purchase art submissions. Visit Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery website for more information.

100 black men 5k run/walk

Saturday morning participate in 5K Run/Walk benefiting 100 Black Men of St. Mary Parish. Contact KBZE to register.


mass in the park

Sunday at 8:30am attend a unique mass in Lawrence Park honoring the shrimping and petroleum industries.

fireworks on the river

Sunday night at 9:00pm, Fireworks will blast into the sky over the Berwick Bay. Tune into KQKI 95.3FM for synchronized music.


Open Thursday through Monday, you can find an assortment of Mitchell Brothers Amusement Carnival rides for all ages.

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children’s parade

Saturday morning at 11:00am, children will parade around Lawrence Park on decorated scooters, bikes and wagons.

coronation and ball

Join us as we crown and celebrate our new royalty the weekend prior to the festival!

children’s day activities

Saturday morning, children can participate in field games to win ride tickets!


music in the park

Beginning Friday night through Monday night, we have lots of music (from Country to Cajun to Cover bands) in Lawrence Park for you to enjoy.

diving & rov historical preservation museum

Enjoy scenes and memorabilia from diving history with Bryce Merril.

Mr. charlie oil rig

The only place in the world where the general public can walk aboard an authentic offshore drilling rig!



Are there atms available?

An ATM trailer is located in the food court (close to Second St.) under the bridge.

How much does it cost to attend?

FREE! Our festival does not charge an admission fee. Bring money for your food, drinks, rides and arts and crafts if you wish to purchase.

What happens if it rains?

The festival will still go on, rain and or shine! Only in the event of an emergency, will we be forced to cancel or reschedule. Bring your rain boots!

What if i lose (or find) something?

Please check with the Festival Office, 715 Second St., with the police officers in the Gazebo in Lawrence Park or at their Command Center under the bridge just before the carnival.

What is the Shrimp and petroleum festival?

Our festival is a FREE five-day event with music, food, carnival, arts and crafts and MUCH more. All are welcome!

What should i bring to the festival?

We suggest sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, comfortable footwear, lawn chairs and rain gear (JUST in case)!

What should i leave at home?

Please leave your pets and your ice chests at home!

when and where is the festival held?

Our festival is every Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Morgan City (305 Everett St.)

When is the performance schedule released?

We try to release our music lineup at least six weeks before the festival. Be sure to check our Facebook and Instagram!

Where should i stay?

You can find all of our area accommodations on the Cajun Coast site.

Will there be merchandise for sale?

You can purchase festival merchandise at Skipper’s Sporting Goods (they will have a booth in the first block of Arts & Crafts after the food area). You can purchase the festival poster and pin at the Festival Office. We also have previous years’ posters available for purchase.


Future Dates


Thursday, September 3rd - Monday, September 7th


Thursday, September 2nd - Monday, September 6th


Thursday, September 1st - Monday, September 5th


Thursday, August 31st - Monday, September 4th


Thursday, August 29th - Monday, September 2nd

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