Louisiana Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Events Calendar

New Orleans
Daily, except State Holidays — 10:30 am and 3:30 pm
1850 House — 523 St. Ann Street

FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO DAILY FRENCH QUARTER WALKING TOURS
Join Friends of the Cabildo for a memorable two-hour walking tour of one of the oldest communities in the United States – the historic Vieux Carré of New Orleans. City-approved g ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Saturday — 10:00 a.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

JAZZ YOGA
Bring comfortable clothing and your own yoga mat to the New Orleans Jazz Museum for Jazz Yoga. This free yoga class will feature instructor Susan Landry and meditational jazz piano by Peter Nu.

Free ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Tuesday — 2:00 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

DOWN ON THEIR LUCK ORCHESTRA
Ranger Matt Hampsey leads the Down on Their Luck Orchestra in a program demonstrating musical elements that helped nurture New Orleans' role as the birthplace of jazz. The DOTLO is rounded out by Rang ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Wednesday — 4:00 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

JAZZ PILATES
Renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan leads Jazz Pilates set to the recorded music of major jazz composers like John Coltrane and Kidd Jordan. Jazz Pilates integrates traditional Pilates and dance m ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Thursday — 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

JAZZ BOUNCE AEROBICS
Ranger Chandra Teddleton leads Jazz Bounce Aerobics set to the jazz iterations of local brass bands and jazz artists with some funky beats! The aerobics class will educate with some serious sweat equi ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Thursday — 2:00 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

ARROWHEAD JAZZ BAND
The Arrowhead Jazz Band, featuring a special violinist in residence and special pianist will play contemporary and legendary jazz standards.

Free and open to the public, sponsored by the New Orleans ...Read More...


Madisonville
Tuesdays - Saturdays — Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Fairview-Riverside State Park

TREADLE SEWING DEMONSTRATION
Learn a bit of history on sewing machines while seeing the museum's 1924 Singer treadle in action. Invented during the industrial revolution, these machines automated the job of sewing, saving time an ...Read More...


St. Martinville
Second Saturday of the Month — 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE COFFEE POT
This program provides Cajun French speakers an opportunity to gather and converse monthly to reconnect with their culture, as well as provide visitors with firsthand experiences of traditional Acadian ...Read More...


Mandeville
Sundays — 1 - 3 p.m.
Fontainebleau State Park

PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING
See a demonstration of the use of a 19th-century style shaving horse, along with draw knives, to shape wooden paddles, spoons, tool handles, bows and other items used by settlers. Other tools demonstr ...Read More...


New Orleans, LA
August 22-24, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel — 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

LT. GOVERNOR'S TOURISM SUMMIT
The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association's largest educational opportunity is held each year in August with partnership and support from the Louisiana Office of Tourism. This "must attend" event fea ...Read More...


New Orleans
August 23 — 6:30 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY
Summer's the perfect time to get active with your krewe and reward yourself with a glass of wine... or two! We're partnering with Footprints to Fitness & the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park fo ...Read More...


New Orleans
Aug. 23, 2017 — 2 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400

SAM KUSLAN PERFORMS JAZZ
Sam Kuslan, pianist, and vocalist, performs an hour of Jazz including traditional New Orleans classics. Free admission. ...Read More...


Minneapolis, MN
August 26-29, 2017
Hilton Minneapolis — 1001 Marquette Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55403-2440

U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION'S EDUCATION SEMINAR FOR TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS
The U.S. Travel Association's Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) is the only national forum where destination marketing professionals at the state, regional and local level get criti ...Read More...


St. Francisville
September 2, 2017 — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Audubon State Historic Site

TIME TRAVELERS - THE THUNDER OF CANNONS 1810
View the smoke and fire of a cannon demonstration or dress in uniform, load, and fire one yourself as you travel back over 200 years in a moment. Program participation is for visitors age 16 and up. ...Read More...


New Orleans
Sept. 6 — 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

THE SAINTS ARE MARCHING IN
Friends of the kicks off a new season if it's popular film series with The Saints are Coming. For tickets and information visit ww ...Read More...


New Orleans
Sept. 7 — 8:00 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

GEOVANE SANTOS & HIS JAZZ QUARTET
This innovative Brazilian guitar virtuoso presents a special concert in honor of Brazillian Independence Day. For tickets and information visit ...Read More...


September 11, 2017
NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the nonprofit 9/11 Day with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading natio ...Read More...


Gulfport, Mississippi
September 11-13, 2017
Downtown Gulfport

DESTINATION DOWNTOWN CONFERENCE
Destination Downtown is a regional conference developed and hosted by the Main Street coordinating programs in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. It attracts more than 200 profess ...Read More...


Baton Rouge
Sept. 13 — 12 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum — 660 N. Fourth St.

CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM'S LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: THE BUTLERS OF IBERVILLE PARISH
Author David Plater discusses the experiences of Edward G.W. and Frances Parke Butler as they faced the evolutions of agricultural methods, the transition from slave to free labor, and political, soci ...Read More...


Lake Charles, LA
September 13-15, 2017
Grosse Savanne Waterfowl & Wildlife Refuge — 1730 Big Pasture Road, Lake Charles, LA 70607

GARDEN & GUN'S CAST & BLAST IN LOUISIANA
Garden & Gun hosts an exclusive two-day sporting excursion at Grosse Savanne in Lake Charles, Louisiana from September 13-15, 2017. Join us in a sportsman's paradise for two days of unparalle ...Read More...


St. Francisville
September 16, 2017 — 1 - 3 p.m.
Audubon State Historic Site

JANE AUSTEN SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES
Step back into the early 19th century and experience life for young ladies in 1821. Activities will include speaking with the fan, social etiquette, and making bath salts that you can take home. ...Read More...


Ville Platte
September 16, 2017 — 2 p.m.
Louisiana State Arboretum

COMPASS SCAVENGER HUNT
Come to the nature center and learn how to use a compass and read a map. Visitors will then embark on an adventure through the Arboretum using a map and compass. Along the way visitors will find vario ...Read More...


Natchitoches
September 16, 2017 — 10 a.m.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

A HONORABLE WALK - ST. DENIS' BIRTHDAY
Fort St Jean Baptiste State Historic Site's staff will honor and celebrate St Denis' birthday with a walking tour, weather permitting. Book your walk with fort staff and find out where St. Denis hung ...Read More...


Covington
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
LOUISIANA TRAVEL PROMOTION ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING
The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association will hold its quarterly board meeting in Covington on September 19, 2017. ...Read More...


Atlanta, GA
September 19-21, 2017
U.S. - CHINA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
The 11th Annual U.S. – China Leadership Summit will be held in Atlanta from September 19-21, 2017.

The Summit is an opportunity to build and strengthen the relationships between the U.S. and C ...Read More...


New Orleans
Sept. 22 — 7 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

COLIN LAKE IN CONCERT
The Friends of the Cabildo kicks off its concert series with Colin Lake. For tickets and information visit www.FriendsOfTheCabildo.org. ...Read More...


Baton Rouge
September 27, 2017
State Library of Louisiana

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA COMMISSION MEETING
Quarterly Commission Meeting ...Read More...


St. Francisville
October 6 - 8, 2017 — Friday: 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Audubon State Historic Site

FURY IN THE STREETS: THE BATTLE OF BATON ROUGE
Journey back into history to 1862, to the sights and sounds of the Civil War battle for Baton Rouge in 1862. Living history demonstrations and soldier camps can be seen all weekend long, highlighted b ...Read More...


Natchitoches
October 21 - 22, 2017 — 3 p.m. on Saturday to noon on Sunday
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

OVERNIGHT AT FORT ST. JEAN BAPTISTE
Imagine being garrisoned at an 18th-century site overnight. Tour the facility, then reassemble at the Fort to get your assigned rooms, or set up tents on the grounds outside the fort wall. Learn how t ...Read More...


St. Martinville
October 28, 2017 — 9 - 11 a.m.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service and is the celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Participants will assist in a variety of site beautification proj ...Read More...


St. Martinville
November 4, 2017 — 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

ATTAKAPAS TRADE DAYS
Discover the lifestyle of the coureur de bois or trappers, traders, and hunters who moved from place to place in the early 1800s. A variety of cultures and trades will be represented through period co ...Read More...


Lake Charles, LA
November 9, 2017 — 8:30 a.m.
Willowick I-II meeting room, Golden Nugget — 2550 Golden Nugget Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601

LACVB MEETING
The Louisiana Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus will hold its next meeting on November 9, 2017, at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles. ...Read More...


November 18, 2017
FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY
Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Volunteering is a great way for kids and adults to make ...Read More...


Jackson
November 18, 2017 — 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Port Hudson State Historic Site

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE AND DEATH OF A GENERAL
Watch demonstrations and join in discussions about the Civil War medicine surrounding the "fever" death of South Carolinian Confederate General John B. Villpigue at Port Hudson and thousands of other ...Read More...


St. Francisville
Daily during December — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site

ROSEDOWN'S GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Gingerbread has become synonymous with the celebration of Christmas, with the tradition of gingerbread houses originating in 16th-century Germany. German settlers brought the tradition of the decorate ...Read More...


St. Francisville
December 2, 2017 — 6 - 8 p.m.
Audubon State Historic Site

A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS
The plantation comes to life during the holidays, as it shows off its seasonal decorations. Costumed guides accompany the visitor on a trip into the past through the candlelit Oakley House. Take a tas ...Read More...


Baton Rouge
December 13, 2017
State Library of Louisiana

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA COMMISSION MEETING
Quarterly Commission Meeting ...Read More...


Ville Platte
January 20, 2018 — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Louisiana State Arboretum

ARBOR DAY
Celebrate Louisiana's Arbor Day at the Louisiana State Arboretum. The day will begin with an opening ceremony honoring the day and trees in our lives. Visit the tree classroom and learn how to plant, ...Read More...


Thibodaux, LA
May 16-18, 2018
Nicholls State University — 906 East 1st Street

LOUISIANA PRESERVATION CONFERENCE
The annual Louisiana Preservation Conference promotes historic preservation and celebrates restoration efforts across the state of Louisiana. It provides a great opportunity to learn ...Read More...