Did you know there are more than 60 festivals happening around Louisiana in the month of October alone? Have you made your plans for the weekend? Whether you’re a food-lover, festival fanatic, history buff or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find fun Louisiana activities all year-round. Check out these six #OnlyLouisiana things to do on the third weekend of October.
- Want to know why Louisiana is called “Hollywood South”? Head to New Orleans for the 30th annual, Oscar®-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival taking place from Oct. 16-23 in venues across the city.
- The annual ARToberfest in Ruston is celebrating 10 Years of Beers on Oct. 18. Pair tasty home-brewed and commercial beers with dishes from local food trucks as you listen to live music.
- Down in Lake Charles Oct. 18-19, Culture Fest celebrates the diversity of Southwest Louisiana with food, music, fashion, art and performances that span across the many cultures and ethnicities found in the region.
- Shreveport’s Jazz in the Park, taking place on Oct. 19, has earned its place among the best musical events in the Ark-La-Tex. Bring your folding chairs and blankets and experience live jazz music, dance performances, food vendors and more.
Head over to the Bloody Mary Festival in Monroe to celebrate this classic drink on Oct 19. For this annual event, local bars and restaurants compete to see who can mix it, shake it and dress it the best to earn a variety of prizes awarded by judges and the public.
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