Festivals are one of the best ways to socialize, eat great food and have a good ole time. We know that festivals are quite popular in the Acadiana area. It's part of our culture and lifestyle. Here are three festivals coming up back to back.

August 23-26: Gueydan Duck Festival- hunting heritage events offer duck and goose-calling contests, skeet shooting, hunting dog retriever exhibitions, decoy-carving and a game cooking contest. Other fun activities will include a pageant, a parade, live entertainment and a carnival.

August 25-26: 23rd Annual Reggae Festival in Carencro- International, regional and local reggae bands will get the party started. Various artists and bands, arts and crafts vendors and food booths will also be there. The Pelican Park gates will open at noon and the live music will start at 4 p.m. ending at midnight.

September 2: Creole Zydeco Festival in St. Martinville- The Sunday before Labor Day at Adam Carlson Park from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Awesome Zydeco music performers will be there to entertain. Enjoy the creole food, beer and other drinks. A space jump will be there for the kids. Admission is $10 at the gate.