With its beautiful landscape and rich history, Louisiana is a state filled with different activities. From its rich Creole culture to its bustling urban centers, the state has something to offer everyone. Its rich history has inspired a wide variety of world-famous events, festivals, parades, museums, natural attractions and more.
- French Quarter in New Orleans, LA
Mixologists unite at this five day event in New Orleans. Through workshops, seminars and tasting sessions, attendees are educated in the art of cocktail making. Top bartenders from all over the world receive awards. A Cocktail Apprentice program is supported through this event.
- French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70130 in New Orleans, LA
Icon Louis Armstrong is celebrated at this annual Jazz festival held at the State Museum's Old Mint in the French Quarter. Highlights include performances in contemporary and traditional jazz music. Discussion groups deal with various aspects of Armstrong's life. Children's activities are scheduled. Local restaurants serve some of the great performer's favorite meals.
- New Orleans, Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
Beginning as a small celebration with a group of friends, Southern Decadence has now become the largest assembly of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals in New Orleans. Open to all, the event's main attraction is the parade through the French Quarter.
- Thibodaux, La. in Thibodaux, LA
Local musical performances, 5K races, martial arts exhibitions and cooking demonstrations fill the schedule of this three day festival. Amusement rides and carnival type booths round out the fun.
Krewe of Boo is the official Halloween parade in New Orleans. Fabulous floats and creative costumes are all the rage at this annual event through downtown New Orleans.
- New Orleands, Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
November at the Festival Grounds in New Orleans' City Park is the place to be. Despite its name, this is a family friendly event. With the purchase of an adult pass, children are admitted free. In addition to the music, visual electronic art pieces are on display. Food and craft vendors are also on site.