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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.


Finding Meaning and Preserving the Past: Mapping the Cultural Resources in the Cane River NHA
Friday - April 28, 2017

April's Lunch & Learn will take place at Fort St. Jean Baptiste from 11:30AM to 1PM, and Adam Cox will be discussing his role in developing the CRNHA ARCHES files and resources documented there, as well as information on why we map the cultural resources of the area and the benefit that mapping provides researchers, conservationists, and genealogists. 



155 Rue Jefferson Natchitoches, LA 7147