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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.

Cane River Find Your Park Festival
Saturday - April 25, 2020 10:00 am

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park (CARI) will host the 4th Annual Cane River Find Your Park Festival on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Held at the Oakland Plantation Unit of the park, the festival will showcase the cultural and natural resources located in the Cane River and Red River regions.

Events include hands-on activities for children, agricultural demonstrations, games, and a petting zoo!

The Cane River Find Your Park Festival is free and open to the public. Activities will occur from 10am-3pm at Oakland Plantation located at 4386 Highway 494, Natchez, LA 71456.

4386 LA-494 Natchez, LA 71456
Cane River Fall Festival
Saturday - October 24, 2020 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, a petting zoo, live music, food trucks, living history demonstrations, harvest crafts, pumpkin decorating, historic games and more!

4386 LA-494 Natchez, LA 71456