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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: “The Ghost of East Hall”
Friday - October 29, 2021 12:00 pm

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as Debbie Dietrich-Smith, Chief of Historic Landscapes from NCPTT, discusses one of Northwestern State University's oldest traditions:  The Legend of Isabelle the Ghost.


Have you heard of the ghost who lives on the NSU campus?  Every incoming freshman learns her tale.  But what exactly is the legend, and how has the legend changed over the years?  This presentation will look at the life, loves, and tragedy of the young woman who died at her own hand by a dagger to the heart.  It will visit the places on campus she has inhabited and share how she was “moved” from building to building by students. It will explore the ways students have celebrated her existence and shared her story for over 125 years.  Come learn about the Ghost of East Hall, NSU's oldest inhabitant.


State 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
Veteran's Day Powwow & Native American Arts Festival
Saturday - November 06, 2021 10:00 am

The Choctaw Apache Tribe of Ebarb is hosting its annual Veteran's Day Powwow & Native American Arts Fest Saturday November 6th starting at 10 a.m.

Admission is free and all are welcome!

Please see the attached flyer for more information

217 Gene Knight Rd. Noble, LA 71462