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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.

 

Lunch & Learn: Nature Journaling with a Private Eye
Friday - January 26, 2018
106 Tauzin Island Road Natchitoches, LA 71457
Lunch & Learn: Blurred Lines: Free People of Color In Louisiana 1682-1865
Saturday - February 17, 2018
106 Tauzin Island Road Natchitoches, LA 71457
The Battle of Mansfield, Exhibit
Thursday - March 01, 2018

In partnership with Mansfield SHS, the Grand Ecore Visitor Center will host a display on the last major Civil War battle in Louisiana.

The display will be up from March through June 2018.

106 Tauzin Island Road Natchitoches, LA 71457
Ranger Guided Tours at Los Adaes SHS
Saturday - March 10, 2018

Enjoy a Ranger guided tour showcasing the historic presidio site and scenic walking trail of Los Adaes SHS alternating Saturdays at 2pm* starting March 10, 2018.

*Weather and Staff availability permitting.

6354 Highway 485 Robeline, LA 71469
Life of the Priests at Los Adaes
Saturday - March 10, 2018

Join us at 11am on March 10, 2018 for a presentation on the priests of Los Adaes followed by a guided walking tour to one of the orignial sites of Spanish the mission.*

*Weather permitting.

6354 Highway 485 Robeline, LA 71469
Blooming on the Bricks
Saturday - March 17, 2018
Downtown Natchitoches Natchitoches, LA 71457
Art on the Bricks
Saturday - March 17, 2018
Downtown Natchitoches Natchitoches, LA 71457
Cane River Film Festival
Saturday - March 24, 2018
Downtown Natchitoches Nathchitoches, LA 71457
Ranger Guided Tour at Los Adaes SHS
Saturday - March 24, 2018

Enjoy a Ranger guided tour showcasing the historic presidio site and scenic walking trail of Los Adaes SHS on Satruday at 2pm.*

*Weathering and Staff availability permitting.

6354 Highway 485 Robeline, LA 71469
Find Your Park Festival
Saturday - April 21, 2018
4386 Highway 494 Bermuda, LA 71456
Bike Cruise: No Man's Land
Friday - May 04, 2018
6354 Highway 485 Robeline, LA 71469
Cane River Century Ride
Saturday - May 05, 2018
4386 Highway 494 Bermuda, LA 71456
Cooking on the Frontier
Saturday - May 19, 2018
6354 Highway 485 Robeline, LA 71469
Lunch & Learn: Spanish Natchitoches
Friday - June 15, 2018
106 Tauzin Island Road Natchitoches, LA 71457
Archaeology at Los Adaes
Saturday - October 06, 2018
6354 Highway 485 Robeline, LA 71469