We honor the two industries that built our community during a five-day celebration! Our 87th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival will take place Thursday, September 1st through Monday, September 5th.
the Festival recognizes the working men and women of both the seafood and petroleum industries, which are the economic lifeblood of the area. The Festival has been honoring those who work tirelessly through rain and shine…and sometimes even hurricanes…to provide the areas economic lifeblood for over half a century. The festival also emphasizes the unique way in which these two seemingly different industries work hand-in-hand culturally and environmentally in our area. It is designed in such a way that people from all socioeconomic backgrounds can enjoy and participate in festival events.
The present day Blessing of the Fleet and water parade highlights participating shrimp boats, pleasure craft and the biggest “muscle boats” of the oilpatch. Not to be missed is the toast between the King’s Vessel and the Queen’s Vessel – a breathtaking bow-to-bow “kiss” for the traditional champagne toast. Yes, it is a unique name…in fact, the festival was once honored with just that title…”The Most Unusual Name”…and…we are a unique place and unique people.
Welcome to Morgan City, Louisiana
The City of Morgan City is conveniently located “right in the middle of everywhere” approximately 70 miles west of New Orleans, 60 miles south of Baton Rouge and 60 miles east of Lafayette on scenic Highway 90. Known worldwide for fishing, hunting and fine Cajun cuisine, Morgan City is the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico for the shrimping and oilfield industries.