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.

  • Festival Plaza 101 Crockett St Shreveport, LA 71101 in Shreveport, LA

Shreveport celebrates the arts during this October event. Over 180,000 spectators flock to this riverfront location where national artists display their prized pieces, and performers bring their art to life. Dedicated to arts education, organizers set aside an entire area of the festival for children's activities.