Enjoy the sounds and taste of New Orleans right here in Long Beach! The Long Beach Bayou Festival is now in its 31st year. Discover Bayou and Cajun cuisine as well as a variety of music including blues, zydeco, and cajun. There will be a Mardi Gras parade, kid’s corner, crawfish eating contest, and much more. The festival will take place at Rainbow Lagoon Park located at East Shoreline Drive. Long Beach has always been a city that honors music. In fact, KKJZ 88.1 FM, America’s Jazz and Blues Station, is located on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.