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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.

Build a Cigar Box Guitar
Saturday - November 30, 2019
11/30/2019 - 10:00

Hey Kids! Have you ever wanted to build a musical instrument? Learn how to build a Cigar Box guitar. Professional musician Mike Snowden will be our guest for this FREE event. We will build cigar box guitars that you take home. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mike will be performing on his personal cigar box guitars from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

4386 LA-494 Natchez, LA 71456
Photography with Annabel
Saturday - December 14, 2019
12/14/2019 - 10:00

Join professional photographer Annabel Jones as she provides tips about outdoor photography. This program will take place at Magnolia Plantation, which provides a rich atmosphere of natural and cultural resources. DSLR camera required. FREE. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


5549 LA-119 Derry , LA 71416