Louisiana Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Events Calendar

New Orleans
Daily, except State Holidays — 10:30 am and 3:30 pm
1850 House — 523 St. Ann Street

FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO DAILY FRENCH QUARTER WALKING TOURS
Join Friends of the Cabildo for a memorable two-hour walking tour of one of the oldest communities in the United States – the historic Vieux Carré of New Orleans. City-approved g ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Saturday — 10:00 a.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

JAZZ YOGA
Bring comfortable clothing and your own yoga mat to the New Orleans Jazz Museum for Jazz Yoga. This free yoga class will feature instructor Susan Landry and meditational jazz piano by Peter Nu.

Free ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Tuesday — 2:00 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

DOWN ON THEIR LUCK ORCHESTRA
Ranger Matt Hampsey leads the Down on Their Luck Orchestra in a program demonstrating musical elements that helped nurture New Orleans' role as the birthplace of jazz. The DOTLO is rounded out by Rang ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Wednesday — 4:00 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

JAZZ PILATES
Renowned jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan leads Jazz Pilates set to the recorded music of major jazz composers like John Coltrane and Kidd Jordan. Jazz Pilates integrates traditional Pilates and dance m ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Thursday — 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

JAZZ BOUNCE AEROBICS
Ranger Chandra Teddleton leads Jazz Bounce Aerobics set to the jazz iterations of local brass bands and jazz artists with some funky beats! The aerobics class will educate with some serious sweat equi ...Read More...


New Orleans
Every Thursday — 2:00 p.m.
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint — 400 Esplanade Ave.

ARROWHEAD JAZZ BAND
The Arrowhead Jazz Band, featuring a special violinist in residence and special pianist will play contemporary and legendary jazz standards.

Free and open to the public, sponsored by the New Orleans ...Read More...


Mandeville
Sundays — 1 - 3 p.m.
Fontainebleau State Park

PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING
See a demonstration of the use of a 19th-century style shaving horse, along with draw knives, to shape wooden paddles, spoons, tool handles, bows and other items used by settlers. Other tools demonstr ...Read More...


September 25 - October 3, 2017
LT. GOVERNOR'S SALES MISSION TO GERMANY AND THE UK
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will lead a mission to Germany and the UK from September 25-October 3. During the mission, Lt. Governor Nungesser and partners from 17 CVBs and attractions will meet with ...Read More...


Baton Rouge
September 27, 2017
State Library of Louisiana

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA COMMISSION MEETING
Quarterly Commission Meeting ...Read More...


St. Francisville
October 6 - 8, 2017 — Friday: 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Audubon State Historic Site

FURY IN THE STREETS: THE BATTLE OF BATON ROUGE
Journey back into history to 1862, to the sights and sounds of the Civil War battle for Baton Rouge in 1862. Living history demonstrations and soldier camps can be seen all weekend long, highlighted b ...Read More...


Biloxi, MS
October 10-11, 2017
IP Casino Resort

SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY FALL FORUM
The Southeast Tourism Society will hold its Fall Forum at the IP Casino Resort in Biloxi, MS. The event will include several professional development sessions along with a trade show for industry prof ...Read More...


Opelousas, LA
October 16, 2017
LACVB ADVOCACY MEETING
The Louisiana Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus will hold an Advocacy Meeting in Opelousas, LA. ...Read More...


Natchitoches
October 21 - 22, 2017 — 3 p.m. on Saturday to noon on Sunday
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

OVERNIGHT AT FORT ST. JEAN BAPTISTE
Imagine being garrisoned at an 18th-century site overnight. Tour the facility, then reassemble at the Fort to get your assigned rooms, or set up tents on the grounds outside the fort wall. Learn how t ...Read More...


St. Martinville
October 28, 2017 — 9 - 11 a.m.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service and is the celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Participants will assist in a variety of site beautification proj ...Read More...


St. Martinville
November 4, 2017 — 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

ATTAKAPAS TRADE DAYS
Discover the lifestyle of the coureur de bois or trappers, traders, and hunters who moved from place to place in the early 1800s. A variety of cultures and trades will be represented through period co ...Read More...


New York, NY
November 6-7, 2017
404 NYC — 404 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001

LOUISIANA CULINARY TRAILS NYC MISSION
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, and several CVB partners will host a taste of Louisiana for national media in New York City on No ...Read More...


Lake Charles, LA
November 10, 2017 — 8:30 a.m.
Willowick I-II meeting room, Golden Nugget — 2550 Golden Nugget Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601

LACVB MEETING
The Louisiana Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus will hold its next meeting on November 10, 2017, at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles. ...Read More...


Jackson
November 18, 2017 — 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Port Hudson State Historic Site

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE AND DEATH OF A GENERAL
Watch demonstrations and join in discussions about the Civil War medicine surrounding the "fever" death of South Carolinian Confederate General John B. Villpigue at Port Hudson and thousands of other ...Read More...


November 18, 2017
FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY
Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Volunteering is a great way for kids and adults to make ...Read More...


Charleston, SC
November 27-30, 2017
Charleston Convention Center — 5000 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418

TRAVEL SOUTH USA INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE
The 2017 Travel South USA International Showcase will be held in Charleston, SC, from November 27-30, 2017. The Louisiana Office of Tourism and several CVBs and tourism partners will be represented. ...Read More...


St. Francisville
Daily during December — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site

ROSEDOWN'S GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Gingerbread has become synonymous with the celebration of Christmas, with the tradition of gingerbread houses originating in 16th-century Germany. German settlers brought the tradition of the decorate ...Read More...


St. Francisville
December 2, 2017 — 6 - 8 p.m.
Audubon State Historic Site

A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS
The plantation comes to life during the holidays, as it shows off its seasonal decorations. Costumed guides accompany the visitor on a trip into the past through the candlelit Oakley House. Take a tas ...Read More...


Baton Rouge
December 13, 2017
State Library of Louisiana

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA COMMISSION MEETING
Quarterly Commission Meeting ...Read More...


New Orleans, LA
December 13, 2017
LTPA BOARD MEETING
The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association will host a board meeting in New Orleans on December 13, 2017. ...Read More...


Ville Platte
January 20, 2018 — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Louisiana State Arboretum

ARBOR DAY
Celebrate Louisiana's Arbor Day at the Louisiana State Arboretum. The day will begin with an opening ceremony honoring the day and trees in our lives. Visit the tree classroom and learn how to plant, ...Read More...


Lafayette, LA
January 22-23, 2018
LTPA ANNUAL MEETING
The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association will host its Annual Membership Meeting in Lafayette, LA. During this meeting, the association will honor the graduates of the 2017 Louisiana Tourism Leaders ...Read More...


Thibodaux, LA
May 16-18, 2018
Nicholls State University — 906 East 1st Street

LOUISIANA PRESERVATION CONFERENCE
The annual Louisiana Preservation Conference promotes historic preservation and celebrates restoration efforts across the state of Louisiana. It provides a great opportunity to learn ...Read More...