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LOUISANA 
ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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NOTE: Grandma Ginny™ America's History Lady™ presents a page of
"Annual Celebrations of Historic Events" for each of the 50 states as
information comes available. These pages are designed to allow those
interested in American history to have a  free, easy to use,
"One-Stop" itinerary planning list.

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JANUARY

ORLEANS PARISH

New Orleans
Battle of New Orleans Celebration
Re-enactment of the famous battle of 1812 battle at Chalmette National Park featuring military drills, musket firings, and cooking demonstration.  On Saturday night guided lantern tours illuminate “night before the battle “ within warring encampments.

1 (800) 672- 6124


FEBRUARY

ORLEANS PARISH

New Orleans
Mardi Gras
Fun, fun, fun!

1 (800) 672-6124


MARCH

TERREBONNE PARISH

Houma
Calling of the Tribes Powwow
American Indian celebration with intertriabal
dancing, arts and crafts, food, entertainment

(985) 856-3953



APRIL

CALCASIEU PARISH

Vinton – Niblett’s Bluff Park
Springfest and Civil War Re-enactment
Re-enactment of Battle at Fort Niblett.  Civil War soldiers will set up camp sites.  History, food, games, crafts and entertainment.

(307) 589-7117

ORLEANS PARISH

New Orleans
New Oleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Musicians,
crafters and cooks make this a very festive occasion.
Since 1975

(800) 672-6124

ORLEANS PARISH

New Orleans
French Quarter Festival
With the World’s Largest Jazz brunch – 10 stages, art show and many activities for the entire family.

(504) 522-5732



MAY

CALCASIEU PARISH

Lake Charles
Annual Contraband Day
Annual festival celebrates notorious pirate Jean Lafitte who buried his contraband along southwestern Louisiana waterways.  A pirate parade, concert, antique car show and many other family activities.
Since 1958

(337) 436-5508 


JUNE

ACADIA PARISH

Church Point
Buggy Festival
Highlights buggies.  Church Point was known as the Buggy Capital of the World. Parade of buggies, antique cars, other horse drawn   carriages, and floats.
Since 1982

(337) 684-2739



JULY

CADDO PARISH

Shreveport
Red River Western Festival
Celebrates heritage of the Old West with chuckwagons, jazz jamborees, costume competition and barn dancing.

(318) 798-3014



AUGUST

ORLEANS PARISH

New Orleans
Annual New Orleans Antique Forum
Exposure to southern style antiques

(504) 523 – 4662


SEPTEMBER


LIVINGSTON PARISH

Springfield
Springfield Fair
Stage show, animal pulling events,
antique auto show,
livestock exhibits.
A great family outing.
Since 1851

(207) 738-2888


OCTOBER

CADDO PARISH

Shreveport
Louisiana State Fair
A great family outing
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(318) 635-1361

NOVEMBER

NATCHITOCHES PARISH

Natchitoches
Christmas Festival of Lights
This family event is sponsored by the Natchitoches Historic Foundation
Since 1927

1 (800) 259-1714


DECEMBER

NATCHITOCHES PARISH

Marthaville
Christmas in the Park.
Rebel State Historic Site.
Over 40,000 lights decorate the park and displays.

1 (888) 677-3600

ORLEANS PARISH

New Orleans
Christmas New Orleans Style
Events include candlelight caroling, tours of historic homes decorated in 19th century holiday style, and more.

1 (800) 672-6124

Information, times, places, events  and contact information are subject to change.
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