Sweet Summertime in Louisiana


Summer is in full swing in Louisiana and that means festivals, events and outdoor activities are taking place all across the state. Fire up your RV and cruise to some of these unforgettable Louisiana events to round out the rest of your summer with a bang.

Louisiana Watermelon Festival

The Louisiana Watermelon Festival has been held in Farmerville for 51 years, so if you haven't been to the event yet, mark your calendar for July 25 and 26. Quirky activities like the arm wrestling competition, a baby photo contest, pet photo contest, a treasure hunt and watermelon auction couple with a parade, food and craft vendors and a pageant, to make this one of the best family-friendly events in the state.

Arts and Crabs Fest

Cruise over to Lake Charles for the famous Arts and Crabs Fest where you'll enjoy a huge selection of crab dishes, beer tastings, live music, local art and interactive cultural activities. The $25 tickets often sell out for the event, so long onto www.ArtsandCrabs2014.eventbrite.com to order your tickets for the Aug. 16 event today.

Satchmo Summerfest

The much-anticipated Satchmo Summerfest is just around the corner, so make your New Orleans camping reservations for Aug. 1-3 today. The Satchmo Summerfest will feature world famous musicians and entertainers like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Brass-A-Holics, Wycliffe Gordon and countless others on multiple stages throughout the city from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. All of Satchmo Summerfest's seminars, movies and music are free and open to the public, so this is a New Orleans event you won't want to miss.

Come See Us at Bent's

When you're traveling throughout Louisiana this summer, don't forget to stop and see us at Bent's RV in Metaire and Boutte. We're your go-to place for recreational vehicle sales and service in South Louisiana, so bring your RV in for maintenance or simply browse our huge selection of new and used RVs. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff is on duty in both locations six days a week.

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