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Annual Festivals

August: The Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run offers a chance to experience Natchitoches' musical heritage every August. Concerts take place in the downtown historic district.

October: The Adai Caddo Indian Nation's Annual Pow Wow showcases Native American heritage through music, dance, arts and crafts, and food.

November/December: The Christmas Festival of Lights takes over Natchitoches' historic district with pageants, parades, a 5K run/walk, and breathtaking evening firework shows.

For a full list of events in the Natchitoches area, click here.

NSU Folklife Concert Series Summer 2021
Saturday - July 31, 2021 2:00 pm

Listen to the musical talents of The Yvette Landry Trio. 


All concerts are held on Saturdays at 2:00 with free admission in Downtown Natchitoches. 


Listen anytime on Youtube:

800 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457
American Cemetery Walking Tour
Friday - August 06, 2021 11:30 am

The purpose of this tour is to familiarize visitors with some of the notable people from the area buried in the American Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Natchitoches. Over the years, planters, businessman, politicians, and educators have all made their mark on Natchitoches and the surrounding area. The markers in the cemetery tell stories of the region’s people and act as an outdoor museum dedicated to their legacy. Free and open to the public.

Weather and Staff Permitting.


Please visit our website or call (318) 357-2492 for more information.


2nd St STE 200 Natchitoches, LA 71457
Cane River Fall Festival
Saturday - October 23, 2021 10:00 am


Cane River National Heritage Area and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host the Cane River Fall Fest, held at Oakland Plantation. Festivities will include hands-on activities for children, live animals, live music, food trucks, living history demonstrations, harvest crafts, and more!

4386 LA-494 Natchez, LA 71456