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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.

Lunchtime Lagniappe: Cane River Creole NHP and National Park Week
Friday - April 23, 2021 12:15 pm

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as Cane River Creole NHP Chief of Resource Management Dustin Fuqua presents on his work in packing sensitive museum artifacts for relocation, designing artifact storage spaces, planning for specialized cabinetry, and physically transporting an incredible museum collection of approximately 500,000 objects and archives.


In recognition of National Park Week the presentation will highlight noteworthy examples of agricultural implements made and used by enslaved workers, architectural elements removed from National Historic Landmarks, historic furnishings, vernacular craftsmanship, and rare material culture from the region.


For more information on the Cane River Creole NHP visit


Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunches with them and eat while listening to the presentation.


Regulations regarding masks and physical distancing will be followed.


Please visit our website or call (318) 357-2492 for more information.


Free and open to the public.

800 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457