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Annual MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival May 6 – 7, 2016

Held in the Downtown Leesville Historic District. Free state and regional musical entertainment, arts & crafts and food booths. An annual live music festival held in historic downtown Leesville. Enjoy live music on the streets as you browse the home-made wares of vendors from all over the state.
Vendors from all over Louisiana and surrounding states offer home-made items and food made from scratch. Bring your lawn chairs and join us on the courthouse lawn for two free days of family fun offering live music, vendors, demonstrating artists, children’s activities, and more.

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

melrose arts and crafts festival

Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival

The 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival is April 16th – 17th, 2016. More than 100 vendors will set their tents and tables beneath the gorgeous live oak trees of Melrose. Artists will show and sell their original paintings, stained glass, gourmet foods, jewelry, clothing, photography, plants, toys, woodworking products, pottery and more.

Festival hours are Sat 9-5 and Sun 10-4. Tickets are only $5.00 for Adults and $2.00 for Kids ages 6-12. Kids 5 and under are free!


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/

Natchitoches Christmas L. Clayton Burgess

December 17-19 Christmas Events in Natchitoches

Thursday, December 17

* 6:30 p.m. “Lessons & Carols” Featuring Trinity Episcopal Church choir and special guests, Trinity Episcopal Church, 533 Second Street. FREE

Friday, December 18 – Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

* 3:00-9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $

Natchitoches Christmas L. Clayton Burgess

* 5:00-8:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

         Metoyer Brown House, 366 rue Jefferson. The house was constructed by Trizzini and Soldini for the Metoyer family at a cost of $17,000 in 1850. It is a typical 2-story Late Greek Revival
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89th Annual Christmas Festival-Natchitoches

89th Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s Premiere Holiday Event

imgres-3Ranked 3rd “Best Holiday Light Show” behind the Rockefeller Center and Disney World in the nation by Yahoo.com. Celebrate the Christmas Season in Louisiana’a oldest city! Enjoy our daylong festival filled with live musical entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, a parade and a magnificent fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the riverbank of Cane River Lake.

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The City of Natchitoches will “Turn on the Holidays” this Saturday, November 21, 2015!

 Turn on the Holidays is a Louisiana and Natchitoches Christmas event that officially marks the beginning of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival season. The event will feature live musical performances, amusements, food, lights and fireworks.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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