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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 Fall Festivities: Astronomy Night
Friday - October 08, 2021 6:30 pm

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host the Cane River Fall Festivities throughout the month of October.

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, located far from the light pollution of civilization is the ultimate place to learn about and enjoy the splendor of the night sky. Join us on October 8, 2021, to take a look at the night sky!

Limited Availability, call (318) 352-0383 to reserve your spot.
Free Admission

5549 LA-119 Derry, LA 71416
Cane River Fall Festivities: Kids Craft Day
Saturday - October 16, 2021 10:00 am

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host the Cane River Fall Festivities throughout the month of October.

Join us on October 16, 2021, for a kid's craft day. Local artist Annabel Jones will be leading two fall painting class sessions that guide your junior heritage ranger through painting their very own masterpiece.

Free Admission
Limited Availability per class, reserve your spot to join! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EAFAA2EA4F9CE9-kids

For questions please call 318-356-5555

4386 LA-494 Natchez, LA 71456
Cane River Fall Festivities: Oakland Plantation Homecoming
Saturday - October 23, 2021 10:00 am

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host the Cane River Fall Festivities throughout the month of October.

Join us on October 23, 2021 from 10-2 at Oakland Plantation for guided tours and demonstrations!

Free Admission

4386 LA-494 Natchez, LA 71456