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Attractions in Ruston & Lincoln Parish

Museums

Lincoln Parish Museum
Eddie G. Robinson Museum
Louisiana Military Museum


Entertainment

Dixie Center for the Arts
Located in historic downtown Ruston, the iconic Dixie Theatre has a calendar filled with concerts and live performances, plays, films, and much more.

The Revelry of Ruston
The Revelry is home of live music and boisterous fun. Offering a variety of entertainment, the Rev is Ruston’s ultimate concert venue with two stages and three fully-stocked bar areas.


Family & Groups

2High Trampoline Park
This indoor trampoline park offers a ninja course, dodgeball and basketball courts, open jumping with airbags, and even a soft-play area for toddlers!

I-20 Escape
Book your next group adventure in Ruston’s escape room! Each room is designed to provide a hallenging experience where communication and teamwork are the keys to the exit.

iFun Family Fun Center
This arcade offers entertainment for the entire family. A variety of arcade games are on site as well as black light laser tag, and more!

OWL Center
The Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center (OWL) is 800 acres of rolling hills and beautiful facilities. The OWL’s programs are designed to encourage teamwork, family bonding, character development, and most of all, fun!

Soaring Spirits Ziplines
Thrill seekers and outdoor lovers alike are in for a special treat with this exhilarating zipline experience. Perfect for groups, families, and individuals!

Ultra Zone Paintball
Bring friends and family alike to battle in the paintball arena. It’s sure to be and an action-packed adventure for your next group outing!

Ruston-Lincoln Parish offers a variety of festivals and events all year long. Whether you enjoy the food and tasty festival eats, live entertainment, arts & culture, or fun for the entire family – there’s always something to do!


Spring

Ruston Fashion Week
This weeklong celebration of Ruston’s thriving retail community features festive parties, extended shopping hours, designer trunk shows and visits, and much more.

Railroad Festival
Celebrate the arts and music of Louisiana with this annual concert in downtown Ruston. Shop local makers and artists during the day then move down to Railroad Park for live entertainment, food trucks, and drinks all night long.


Summer

Dog Days of Summer
Welcome incoming LA Tech freshmen to Ruston and take advantage of extended downtown shopping hours and free live music in Railroad Park.

Louisiana Peach Festival
Each summer, Ruston is fulled with live music, children’s activities, and fun festival vendors. Plan a trip to the Peach Festival to enjoy all this plus deliciously sweet peaches and peach treats!

Juneteenth Heritage Festival

This annual festival commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States with week-long events and celebrations.


Fall

ARToberfest
This annual fundraiser for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council brings out the best-of-the-best homebrewers. Enjoy a night in scenic downtown Ruston with live entertainment, drinks, and food trucks.  

North Louisiana Makers Fair
Celebrate the arts culture of the area with the opportunity to shop the works of local artists, makers, and creators of all kinds. Spend the entire day shopping local and enjoying live music and food trucks.

Loyal Blue Weekends
Each home game for LA Tech football is a Loyal Blue Weekend! Come out for three days of live music and downtown pep rally, tailgating, football, and Sunday brunch in Louisiana’s College Town!


Winter

Christmas in Downtown Ruston
It’s a scene straight out of a holiday film and must be attended! Christmas in Ruston features picturesque and beautifully lit downtown Ruston, an artificial ice skating rink, decorated shop windows, holiday plays, cheerful music, and all you need to be home for Christmas.

Lincoln Lights Up the Pines
Be sure to make your way to Lincoln Parish Park the first weekend of December for this drive-thru Christmas lights displays!

Mardi Gras Ball
Laissez les bon temps rouler in Ruston with the Krewe of Allegro! This event celebrates Louisiana’s favorite time of year and supports the arts culture of the area. 


Year-Round

Rock the Railroad Concert Series
Families and friends gather together in Railroad Park on select Friday nights for live music, food trucks, and beverages. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome as you settle in for a night of entertainment!

Big Creek Trade Days
This flea market-style shopping experience has something to offer for everyone. One weekend a month, come browse hundreds of vendors with home décor, handmade furniture, antique & vintage items, clothing and more!

Ruston Farmers Market
Each Saturday is a chance to shop and support local producers. Ruston’s farmers market not only offers fresh produce and meats for purchase, but also live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, breakfast made on-site with market items, local coffee, and more!

 

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2111 North Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2031
www.experienceruston.com
Ruston Convention & Visitors Bureau
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