Events in Louisiana's River Parishes | Tour Louisiana

Events in Louisiana's River Parishes

Winter
Norco Christmas Parade - The parade will roll in December. The theme will be Norco Noel: Norco Through the Years. The parade begins at River Road and Washington Street, turns north on Good Hope Street, turns west on Sixth Street, and then south on Apple Street. 

Destrehan Plantation Candy Cane Celebration - Celebrate the holiday season in the Old Mule Barn at Destrehan Plantation. Festive activities, crafts, and live entertainment will be enjoyed by all ages.

Festival of Bonfires - The Festival of Bonfires is the prelude to the Bonfires on the Levee. The festival is three days of exciting activities including a Gumbo Cookoff, the Tour De St. James Bike Ride, live entertainment, and the lighting of bonfires on the Mississippi River Levee every night.

Bonfires on the Levee - Bonfires on the Levee is a Christmas Eve celebration featuring more than 100 bonfires being lit along the Mississippi River levees in Gramercy, Lutcher, and Paulina. When the bonfires are lit, they create a lovely vibrant glow, lighting up the night sky to catch the eye of Papa Noel and his team of reindeer. December 24

Papa Noel Visits Poche Plantation - Every Saturday and Sunday in December


Spring
Sings & Strings Jam Fest - Sings & Strings Jam Fest is where everyone is a headliner, and no experience is required to jam with friends. On the grounds of the Timbermill Museum in Garyville, there's a full day of jubilant music, delicious food, and jamming to the harmony of amateur and experienced musicians.


Summer
Independence Day Celebrations - Independence Day is celebrated throughout the region with flag-raising ceremonies, salutes to veterans, and fireworks displays over the Mississippi River. July 2020


Fall
Alligator Festival - The Alligator Festival offers dancing for days, eating for days, and playing with baby alligators. The three-day festival is held at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling and includes carnival rides, food booths, and a golf tournament.

Andouille Festival - The Andouille Festival is a food extravaganza featuring live entertainment, carnival rides, and of course, Andouille sausage. The main event is the cooking contest, showcasing Gumbo, Jambalaya, and other dishes made with Andouille sausage. The festival is held at the St. John Civic Center in LaPlace, the Andouille Capital of the World.

Destrehan Fall Event- Destrehan Plantation is having its Annual Fall Festival. Come out and taste some great Cajun and Creole flavors, listen to live entertainment, and check out crafts vendors.

Old Highway 51 Half Marathon, 10k, and 5 k - Starting at the Gator's Den in Akers, LA, this race will have overall and age group awards, custom finisher's medallions, and post-race food and beverages.


Mardi Gras
Laissez bon temps rouler Out Here! Out here during Mardi Gras, we let the good times roll Creole style. We invite you to come and celebrate Carnival with us and enjoy six fun and exciting Mardi Gras parades.

Krewe of Lul Mardi Gras Parade - @ 12:00 (Noon) in Luling
Krewe of Towahpahsah Mardi Gras Parade - @ 12:00 (Noon) in Reserve
Krewe du Monde Mardi Gras Parade - @ 11:00am in LaPlace
Krewe of Dage Mardi Gras Parade - @ 11:00am in LaPlace
Krewe of Des Allemands Mardi Gras Parade - @ 1:00pm in Des Allemands
Krewe of Mac Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras Day - @ 2:00pm in Gramercy & Lutcher

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