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A great time to experience Natchitoches is during one of our annual festivals:

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.

In October, American Indian heritage is celebrated during the Adai Caddo Indian Nation's Annual Pow Wow, which showcases Native American heritage through music, dance, arts and crafts, and food. 

Every November and December, the Christmas Festival of Lights takes over Natchitoches' historic district. Parades, Pageants, a 5K Run/Walk, and breathtaking evening fireworks shows accompanied with music and a laser show are a few of the many staples of Natchitoches' most prominent festival.

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

Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday - February 25, 2017

Parade to be held in Downtown Natchitoches, beginning at 6PM.

Downtown Natchitoches, LA 71457
Natchitoches Dragon Boat Races
Saturday - March 04, 2017

Boat races to be held all day at Northwestern State University.

175 Sam Sibley Dr. Natchitoches, LA 71457
Bloomin’ on the Bricks
Saturday - March 18, 2017
Event to be held in Downtown Natchitoches from 10AM – 4PM.
Downtown Natchitoches, LA 71457