Back to school doesn't mean an end to summer fun! There's plenty to do this weekend across Louisiana. Have you made your plans? 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 this weekend.
- Wind down summer in southeast Louisiana with one of the coolest events of the summer, Hot August Night. This Friday, August 23, take to the streets of downtown Hammond to sip, stroll and enjoy live music on multiple stages. Wayne Toups is the headliner! Get all the details here.
- Celebrate the hunting heritage of Acadiana August 23-25 at the Gueydan Duck Festival. This Vermilion Parish festival features all the pageantry you'd expect, along with nightly music, delicious food and plenty of entertainment including a duck and goose calling contest, skeet shooting, dog trials, decoy carving and a duck dash. Click here to find out everything you need to know about the weekend fun.
- Without argument, downtown Monroe will be the coolest place in Louisiana this weekend. Saturday, August 24, ChillFest 2019 is your "one-stop location for frozen drinks, snow flurries, and winter-themed sports." You have to sign up for the Freeze Tag tournament, so don't delay. Find more fun things to do in Monroe-West Monroe and make a weekend of it!
Bikers on the Bayou, the 50th celebration of Easy Rider is back on this weekend in Franklin. Louisiana. Saturday, August 24, commemorate the golden anniversary of the classic film that was filmed in St. Mary Parish with a self-guided riding tour, photo opportunities, a car show, live music and of course, a screening of Easy Rider. Get all the details from the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Take to the trails on Louisiana's Northshore. The state's top-rated Rail-to-Trail offers miles of scenic paths for biking and a separate equestrian trail that runs parallel. Ride or hike from Covington, through Abita Springs, Mandeville and all the way to Slidell if you like. Find out about all the things to do along the trail here.
Tour the Bayou State from above with the folks at Southern Seaplane. Depart the New Orleans area by seaplane for a bayou tour or their "Save our Coast Tour." Learn about the diverse ecology that makes New Orleans and the Louisiana coast so unique.