It's time again for the Iowa Rabbit Festival here in Lake Charles. The two-day festival features great food, a carnival, RV spots, a cook-off, and live music. It all takes place at the Burton Complex in South Lake Charles.

The Iowa Rabbit Festival used to be held at Iowa City Park in Iowa, Louisiana but with Southwest Louisiana weather, you never know how Mother Nature will treat you so it is now inside the Burton Coliseum. That way rain or shine, we can have a great time.

The 2024 festival gets underway Friday evening, March 15th, 2024 with a great lineup of live music. Then on Saturday morning get ready for the rabbit festival cook-off which takes place in the barn behind the Burton.

Burton Coliseum Complex
Burton Coliseum Complex

Tons of teams get together to cook an  appetizer and mianm dish rabbit meal for the judges., You can go hear live music, eat food, and also vote on the people's choice awards. To put your team into the cook-off, just click here for all the information.

Then the festivities move back into the Burton Coliseum for a second night of live music. Here is the schedule and lineup for all the entertainment performing at the 2024 Iowa Rabbit Festival.


Friday Night Main Stage in The Burton, March 15th, 2024

  • 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Drop Nine
  • 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm -- Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
  • 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm -- Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Crush
  • 10:30 pm -- Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted

Saturday Morning (Rabbit Festival Cook-off Stage)

  • 10:00 am -- Judd Bares
  • 11:30 am -- Wyatt Istre
  • 1:00 pm -- The Luke Huval Band
Judd Bares (Photo Provided by Judd Bares)
Judd Bares (Photo Provided by Judd Bares)

Saturday Night Main Stage in The Burton, March 16th, 2024

  • 4:30 pm -- Lacour
  • 5:30 pm -- John Dale Hebert
  • 6:30 pm -- Charlie Wayne Band
  • 7:30 pm -- Steel Shot
  • 8:30 pm -- LA Roxx
  • 9:30 pm -- Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin Cajuns
David Lapoint
LA ROXX/David Lapoint

Come pass a good time at the Rabbit Festival next weekend.

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