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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.

17th Annual Cloutierville Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday - February 11, 2023 2:00 pm

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler - Let the Good Times Roll on LA 495!

All are welcomed to join in this FREE, family-oriented day of fun!

Throws - Vendors - Food Trucks - Good Times

*Roads will close to traffic at 1:30PM

LA 495 Cloutierville, LA 71416
Antebellum History & Descendant Genealogy/DNA Research - Ja'el Gordon
Thursday - February 16, 2023 5:00 pm

Join us as Ja'el Gordon shares about Antebellum history and descendant genealogy (DNA) research. Thursday, February 16, 5-7 PM in the Main Branch of Natchitoches Parish Library - 3rd Floor Meeting Room.

Message Natchitoches Parish Library on Facebook or call 318-238-9224 to sign up.

450 2nd St Natchitoches, LA 71457
Lunchtime Lagniappe: History of the Texas & Pacific Railway Depot
Friday - February 17, 2023 12:15 pm

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as Carrie Mordorf, Superintendent of Cane River Creole National Historical Park, gives a presentation on the history of the Texas & Pacific Railway Depot and its importance to local African American history. Mordorf will also discuss the Depots future use as the Visitor Center for Cane River Creole National Historical Park.

Visitors are welcomed to bring their lunch and eat during the presentation.

Free and Open to the Public

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2023 AT 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Natchitoches, LA, LA 71457
How To Start a Genealogy Project (And How Far It Might Take You)
Saturday - February 25, 2023 2:00 pm

Join Alex Lee to learn how to start a genealogy project! This hour long class is part of the African American Genealogy Series hosted by Natchitoches Parish Library.

Date: February 25th, 2pm-3pm

Location: Main Branch, 3rd Floor Meeting Room

Natchitoches Parish Library Natchitoches, LA 71457
Reading on the River
Saturday - March 04, 2023 9:15 am

All are welcome to join us on the Riverbank for this free Community Literacy Event! There will be crafts, storytime with local leaders, the NPL Book-Mobile, and lots of other fun!!

 

Presented by Service League of Natchitoches in partnership with Cane River National Heritage Area and other local organizations

Location: Natchitoches Riverbank

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Free Admission

 

 

Downtown Riverbank Natchitoches, LA 71457
Guarding Tribal Land: The Oral History of the Butte Tribe of Bayou Bourbeaux Documentary - 2:00PM Showing
Saturday - March 04, 2023 2:00 pm

The secrets of the Butte Tribe began at Bayou Bourbeaux over two hundred years ago. Only a handful of warriors at any given time knew the secret of Butte Hill, Chief Rodger Collum has spent a lifetime guarding it. One of the main themes in the documentary is the importance of preserving and protecting tribal land for future generations. Chief Collum plays a central role in the film as a guardian of sacred spaces and traditions within his community. Through their exploration of Chief Collum and his responsibilities as a leader, the filmmakers delve into themes of generational guardianship and the cultural significance of tribal land.

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a Q&A panel with NYTN filmmaker Danielle Romero, Butte Tribe Council Chief Rodger Collum, and Butte Tribe Vice Chief Belinda Brooks will following each screening.

Seating is limited and RSVP is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/.../guarding-tribal-land...

If tickets are sold out, please email Danielle Romero at danielleromero13@gmail.com

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

800 Front Street - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum Natchitoches, LA 71457
Guarding Tribal Land: The Oral History of the Butte Tribe of Bayou Bourbeaux Documentary - 5:00PM Showing
Saturday - March 04, 2023 5:00 pm

The secrets of the Butte Tribe began at Bayou Bourbeaux over two hundred years ago. Only a handful of warriors at any given time knew the secret of Butte Hill, Chief Rodger Collum has spent a lifetime guarding it. One of the main themes in the documentary is the importance of preserving and protecting tribal land for future generations. Chief Collum plays a central role in the film as a guardian of sacred spaces and traditions within his community. Through their exploration of Chief Collum and his responsibilities as a leader, the filmmakers delve into themes of generational guardianship and the cultural significance of tribal land.

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a Q&A panel with NYTN filmmaker Danielle Romero, Butte Tribe Council Chief Rodger Collum, and Butte Tribe Vice Chief Belinda Brooks will following each screening.

Seating is limited and RSVP is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/.../guarding-tribal-land...

If tickets are sold out, please email Danielle Romero at danielleromero13@gmail.com

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

800 Front Street - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum Natchitoches, LA 71457
Bloomin' on the Bricks
Saturday - March 11, 2023 9:00 am

Join us Downtown on March 11th for our Annual Bloomin' on the Bricks event! Varieties of plants, flowers, shrubs and garden décor will be available for purchase. Children's activities will be available as well! FREE admission! See you there!

 

Date: Saturday March 11

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm


Interested vendors may call 318.352.2746 for more information!  

Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457
Art Along the Bricks
Saturday - March 11, 2023 9:00 am

Please join The Natchitoches Art Guild on Front Street to enjoy fine arts and fine crafts. There will also be vendors from across the state. 

Free and Open to the Public!

 

Date: Saturday, March 11th

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

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