Contraband Days receives many awards and recognition each year from a national level to local.
Contraband Days was selected and featured on the All-American Festivals segment of the Television Food Network and was featured in Hot Boat Magazine. Contraband Days won again the ABA Top 100 Events in North America and this the 3rd time in the seven years Contraband Days has received this award. Contraband Days has also been featured in many top festival websites, magazines, and publications nationally each year.
Contraband Days receives regional recognition as it has been selected "Festival of the Year" by La Association of Fairs & Festivals the past three years and receives numerous marketing awards by the Association as well. Also has been featured in Louisiana Life, Southern Living, Acadiana Profile, and many regional tourism guides and magazines as a â€œmust seeâ€ festival destination
Local recognition Tourism Partner of the Year SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau --May 2004 and has received many local awards as "Voted Best Festival" by Times of SWLA --- June 2004.
In February of 2015 we were named to the USA Today's Top 7 Pirate Festivals in the US.