The 2020 Marshland festival is the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they announced over the weekend that the 2020 festival has been canceled.

The Marshland festival is one of the biggest festivals in Southwest Louisiana every year. The festival originated in Hackberry and is usually held inside the Lake Charles Civic Center coliseum on the last weekend of July every year.

The food, arts, crafts, and the live music for two days on stages are the main attractions for the festival every year. The entertainment lineup always boasts a great mixture of Country, Cajun, Swamp Pop and Zydeco music, which is a staple of South Louisiana and our culture.

Marshland Festival stage
Marshland Festival stage (Photo Provided by Marvin Simon)

The Marshland festival announced on their Facebook page that they are having to cancel this year's festival. In their Facebook post they said:

With the safety of all participants in mind we will have to cancel Marshland Festival 2020. We will be busy planning the 2021 festival. Thank you for understanding.

We are mostly sad about the festival having to be canceled because the proceeds from the festival benefit so many great local organizations and kids programs every year in the Hackberry area.

So this is just one of countless festivals in the Southwest Louisiana area that have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We would like to thank the board of the Marshland festival on their hard work getting the festival together each year. Well, there is always next year but we are still pretty disappointed.

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