Cajun Fest at Northern Lights Casino

It’s that time of year again; Cajun Fest at Northern Lights Casino is back! Cajun Fest is an annual Leech Lake area event that features Cajun food, music, dancing and many other fun festivities.


Cajun Fest is held under the Big Top tent at Northern Lights Events Center. This year the festivities will take place this weekend, August 15th to 17th.


Cajun Fest starts out on Thursday with music from authentic Cajun musicians starting at 11:00 am. There will be a children’s parade held at 6:00 pm and a Mardi Gras parade at 9:00 pm. The fun will continue until 10 that night.


Friday and Saturday will also offer live Cajun music all day long and parades both nights. There will also be a meet and greet with Liz the Gator Queen and her daughter Jessica from the popular History Channel TV show Swamp People. The meet and greet will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and again from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on both Friday and Saturday. There will also be fireworks following the festivities on Saturday night.


The bands at Cajun Fest are some of Louisiana’s most popular Cajun musicians. They will be performing a variety of contemporary, Zydeco, Cajun and Swamp Pop music.


Besides the music, there will also be Cajun cuisine available, free dance lessons, costumes, free beads and much more! If you want to experience a Cajun style party straight from Louisiana’s Bayou Country, make sure to stop by Northern Lights Casino this weekend!

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