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Annual Festivals

August: The Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run offers a chance to experience Natchitoches' musical heritage every August. Concerts take place in the downtown historic district.

October: The Adai Caddo Indian Nation's Annual Pow Wow showcases Native American heritage through music, dance, arts and crafts, and food.

November/December: The Christmas Festival of Lights takes over Natchitoches' historic district with pageants, parades, a 5K run/walk, and breathtaking evening firework shows.

For a full list of events in the Natchitoches area, click here.

Cane River Community CleanUp Day
Saturday - April 22, 2023 10:00 am

Mark your calendars now! In honor of Earth Day and Love the Boot Week, Cane River National Heritage Area will be hosting a Community-Wide Cleanup. Individuals, families, organizations, and groups of all ages and sizes are invited to join us on Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day!) as we work together to create a cleaner, greener, more beautiful Cane River Community! 

We will provide all the necessary supplies, including gloves and trash bags. Just come in comfortable clothes and shoes, bring a water bottle, and we'll take care of the rest!

The Cleanup will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Cane River National Heritage Area booth at the Natchitoches Farmer’s Market (Natchitoches Riverbank) that morning to pick up supplies and be assigned a cleanup area.

To pre-register your group or yourself or to request more information, email Jessica Mullican at

This event is sponsored by Cane River National Heritage Area, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Natchitoches Main Street, and Natchitoches Farmer’s Market.

626 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457
Choctaw Apache Tribe of Ebarb 30th Annual Powwow
Friday - April 28, 2023 10:00 am

All are welcome to join the Choctaw Apache Tribe of Ebarb as they present the 30th Annual Powwow at the Choctaw Apache Tribal Ground! The Powwow will occur over two days, Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th. Free Admission.

Events on Friday

Demonstrations: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Gourd Dancing: 6:00 PM

Grand Entry: 7:00 PM

If rain, Powwow will be held at St. Joseph Hall, Zwolle, LA

This is a Drug and Alcohol Free Event, No Coolers Allowed


217 Gene Knight Rd. Noble, LA 71462