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jazz and heritage festival

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival April 22-May 1

Costumes, music and spectacular performances throughout The Big Easy as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival fills downtown from the end of April until the beginning of May. NOLA’s Jazz Fest plays host to artists across a wide variety of musical genres and, since its inception, has grown to include two weekends of performances from big-name stars as well as emerging local acts. The festival’s multiple stages have hosted legends like Mahalia Jackson, Etta James and Duke Ellington. In addition to the world-class music, the festival features a variety of arts and crafts booths and a smorgasbord of food including Louisiana specialties like po-boys, boudin, crawfish and beignets.

Website: http://www.nojazzfest.com

Holiday Trail of Lights

Families are delighted all along the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights. From east to west on I-20, and north to south on I-49, experience holiday lights, parades, fireworks, shimgres-1opping and many exciting events in eight of our most festive cities:

  • Alexandria-Pineville
  • Minden
  • Monroe-West Monroe
  • Natchitoches
  • Shreveport-Bossier

Some of the special holiday experiences include Christmas in Roseland in Shreveport-Bossier, Fasching Festival in Minden, Christmas on the River in Monroe-West Monroe, Festival of Lights in Natchitoches and 12 Nights of Christmas in Alexandria-Pineville.

Website:  http://holidaytrailoflights.com/event-list/alexandriapineville/