Looking for things to do in Louisiana this weekend? We've got you covered! Whether you’re a food-lover, festival fanatic, history buff or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find fun Louisiana activities all year-round. And the weekend of June 28 - 30, 2019 is no exception. Check out these seven things to do this weekend in Sportsman's Paradise.
- The weather's heating up and we're ready to cool down with our favorite summertime treat! Come to DeRidder and celebrate the Sugartown watermelon at the Beauregard Watermelon Festival on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Click here to plan a weekend of laid-back fun in Beauregard Parish.
- Start your Independence Day celebration a little early with live music, food, family fun and fireworks at the Slidell Heritage Festival. In fact, Louisiana's Northshore is teeming with world-class restaurants and outdoor adventure to round out the weekend.
- The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Iberia Community Band are teaming up in New Iberia for Stars and Stripes–A Musical Celebration on June 30th. This concert will feature patriotic and World War II ear music to honor veterans. While you're in the area, consider a visit to Rip Van Winkle Gardens or head down for a tour of TABASCO® on nearby Avery Island.
- It's the 6th Anniversary of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. Spend the weekend in Natchitoches exploring unique shops and historic sites, and join the LSHOF celebration on Saturday, June 29 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Round up a group of friends and head to Monroe-West Monroe to Float the Ouachita on Sunday, June 30 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The event begins at the Forsythe Boat Ramp and concludes at Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant. The afterparty at Flying Tiger Brewery is the perfect way to cap off a day on the river!
- Join the summer-long culinary party known as Eat Lafayette from June 16 - September. 15, 2019. Enjoy culinary events and deals at more than 100 restaurants around the area. Check out Lafayette Travel's website to plan things to do in between meals!
- In Louisiana, we enjoy a 365-day growing season and that means an abundance of fresh produce at farmers markets across the state all summer long. No matter where you find yourself in the Bayou State, you'll find myriad ways to feed your soul. Click here to find a farmer's market near you.