Now lets not mix the two: Creole and Cajun. Both of these cultures are unique. And both are awesome. If you need proof, just look up a Creole and Cajun festival nearby. Then wipe the drool off your smartphone screen and follow the smells of jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish. Fun fact: you don’t have to be in Louisiana to find a Creole or Cajun festival. They take place in cities from New Orleans to Long Beach, California. From Mardi Gras celebrations to crawfish boils, Creole and Cajun festivals offer a plethora of food, music, dancing and so much more. Close your eyes, smell, listen and you might think you’re somewhere on a bayou (unless you already are on a bayou).