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.
Held in Lafayette Square in October, this festival features three days of outstanding musical performances. Food and craft vendors are part of the market area of the festival.
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.