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Treat yourself to a bowl of Louisiana made gumbo at the Opelousas Gumbo Cook-Off

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Artifacts on display at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

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Mardi Gras costumes on display at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum

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Have you made your plans for the weekend? Whether you’re a food-loverfestival fanatichistory buff or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find fun Louisiana activities all year-round. Check out these five #OnlyLouisiana things to do this weekend!


• Head to the heart of Louisiana and take a run through Alexandria’s beautiful Historic Garden District for the 20th Annual Spirits 5k and Beer Mile

• Keep those 2020 goals and stay centered at Yoga Under the Oaks in Lake Charles this Saturday, Jan 25. The class includes free coffee or tea and entry to the Imperial Calcasieu Museum.

• Ever find a stone or piece of fired clay you think could be an artifact while hiking or even working in your own yard? It’s possible! Check out the Artifact Identification Class this Saturday, Jan 25 at Poverty Point World Heritage site just east of Monroe in North Louisiana. You’ll learn tons about the prehistoric people who lived in Louisiana and how to identify artifacts.

• It’s time for the 15th Annual Cinema on the Bayou! Screen nearly 200 films from across the United States and around the world, including over 50 French-language films at this eight-day festival (Jan 22-29). You won’t want to miss out on this Lafayette favorite.

• We’ve got some chilly weather all over Louisiana, so heading to Opelousas for The Gumbo Foundation’s 14th annual Gumbo Cook-off is a great idea for your weekend! Join us Jan 25 for live music, kids activities and all the gumbo you can handle to #FeedYourSoul.

Looking for something a little different? Check out our full events calendartrip ideas and things to do around the entire state.



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