Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA

Entertainment & Events in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Cinema

  • Parkway Cinema
    1011 Keyser Avenue
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    318-352-5109
    The box office opens Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday at 12:30  more

Plays & Productions

  • NSU Summer Theatre
    Located at Frederick's Auditorium on NSU Campus
    318-357-5814
    A variety of dramatic productions are performed by this university theater group with two new main productions featured during the year.

Festivals & Fairs

  • Creole Heritage Day Celebration
    Located at the NSU Creole Heritage Center
    318-357-6685
    A three-day October festival that celebrates Creole culture and heritage through panel discussions, audience participation, and more.

  • Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival
    Highway 6
    Marthaville, LA 71452
    Located 15 Miles West of Downtown
    318-472-6707
    A two-day September festival that celebrates the past with activities for the whole family, including games, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a parade, and delicious food.

  • Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival & Triathlon
    Located Along the Cane River Lake
    318-352-8072
    Famous Natchitoches meat pies are celebrated during this three-day September festival that includes a cook-off, eating contests, demonstrations, live entertainment, a pageant, and a triathlon that includes running, swimming, and biking. more

  • Bloomin' On The Bricks
    Downtown Riverbank
    800-259-1714
    Experience the charm of the original French colony in Louisiana (1714) during the annual celebration of spring. This event includes arts, music, entertainment, home tours and gardening seminars. Held on the banks of the scenic Cane River Lake. more

  • Krewe of Dionysos Mardi Gras Parade
    From Cane River Shopping Center to City Hall.
    800-259-1714
    Celebrate Mardi Gras in an original French colony of Louisiana founded in 1714. This night parade features floats, marching bands, a second line dance, and hundreds of thousands of colorful beads, doubloons and cups. more

  • Melrose Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival
    Melrose Plantation
    318-379-0055
    Held on the grounds of the historic Melrose Plantation, est. 1796, the festival features quality handcrafted items from more than 150 juried exhibitors. Paintings, pottery, sculpture, baskets, jewelry and more. Food, including the famous meat pies, and soft drinks will be available. Guided tours of the historic 1796 Creole plantation and the Africian House are also available. So mark your calendars, as this event happens annually, the second full weekend in June. more

  • Sacred Places Tour
    City Cemetery
    800-259-1714
    Guided stroll through the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase territory. more

  • Meat Pie Festival
    Downtown Riverbank
    800-264-8991
    Three day event celebrating our famous meat pie. Cook-off, eating contests, vendors, entertainment and triathlon. more

  • Historic Pilgrimage & Garden Tour
    Cane River Plantations
    800-259-1714
    Started in 1954 and a fundraiser for preservation, the tradition continues today. Features sites in Landmark Historic District and Cane River Plantations. Candlelight tours. Admission, group rates available. Held in October. more

  • Festival of Lights
    Downtown Riverbank
    800-259-1714
    This premiere Christmas event started in 1926. This forty day event attracts over 500,000 people anually. Fireworks, tours, food, entertainment and over 300,000 lights illuminate downtown. Check local site for specific events. more

  • Bloomin' On The Bricks
    Downtown Riverbank
    800-259-1714
    Experience the charm of the original French colong in Louisiana (1714) during the annual celebration of spring. This event includes arts, music, entertainment, home tours and gardening seminars. Held on the banks of the scenic Cane River Lake. Held in March. more

  • Christmas by Candlelight Tour of Homes
    National Historic Landmark District
    800-259-1714
    Visit the City of Lights for a candlelight tour of homes decorated for the holiday season. After the tour enjoy a driving excursion through the Landmark Historic district decorated with more than 300,000 lights and 70-plus massive lighted displays overlooking the Cane River Lake. Held in December. more

  • Melrose Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival
    Melrose Plantation
    800-259-1714
    Held on the grounds of the historic Melrose Plantation, est. 1796, the festival features quality handcrafted items from more than 150 juried exhibitors. Food, including the famous meat pies, and soft drinks will be available. Guided tours of the historic 1796 Creole plantation and the Africian House are also available. So mark your calendars, as this event happens annually in April. more

  • Celebration on the Cane
    Cane River Lake riverfront located in the National
    800-259-1714
    Celebrate this patriotic event in the oldest European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Join us at our annual Independence Day festivities on the banks of the scenic Cane River in the Landmark Historic District for music, Cane River Green Market, fireworks, food and beverage vendors. Entertainment begin at 5 pm and concludes with FIREWORKS at 9:00PM. Held in August.

  

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