Things To Do in Louisiana This Weekend

Whether you are a culture seeker, food aficionado, outdoor adventurer or history lover, Louisiana is filled with opportunities for you to #FeedYourSoul. 

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Brunch dishes served at Commander's Palace in New Orleans

Commanders Palace Restaurant COOLinary Main dishes.

Exterior of Commander's Palace Restaurant in New Orleans

Commander's Palace Restaurant in New Orleans

Here's a roundup of safe, fun Louisiana events and activities.

With 9 State Museums and 22 State Parks & Preserves, there is no shortage of things to do every day of the year in Louisiana.

Enjoy world-class fishing, boating and paddling. Get up close with nature on biking and hiking trails. You'll find excellent camping and picnic areas, including well-equipped cabins and RV parks and so much more at a Louisiana State Park.

Discover the history of Mardi Gras, see Louis Armstrong's coronet, relive historic moments in Louisiana sports history and so much more when you visit a Louisiana State Museum. The Cabildo in Jackson Square is not only home to Napoleon's Death Mask but once served as the Spanish seat of government in the United States. There are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture that makes Louisiana such a special place.

Here are just a few events happening around the state this weekend for you to experience #OnlyLouisiana:

White Light Night – November 20, 2020 

Baton Rouge: Explore Mid-City Baton Rouge while you get a head start on your Christmas shopping. White Light Night gives you the perfect opportunity to shop tons of local small businesses safely and in one area of town. Beyond the great shopping, you’ll enjoy live music, tasty food and a kid-friendly environment.

COOLinary Encoure – October 19 - November 22, 2020

New Orleans: There’s no better time to dine in New Orleans than during COOLinary. The month-long program is back for a special repeat performance this year to celebrate the Crescent City’s rich culinary landscape with specially curated and priced two and three-course menus at restaurants across the city. Check out the menus of participating restaurants and make reservations here.

Cajun Jam Session – November 21, 2020 

Lafayette: Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam is led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels - beginner to professional. Admission is FREE for the jam only and does not include entry to the park. So grab your instrument and your mask and we’ll see you there!

Holiday Arts Market – November 21, 2020

Ruston: Don’t miss out on your chance to check out the North Louisiana Arts Council’s Holiday Arts Market! Enjoy work from local artists and artisans, shop a variety of handmade, unique items that are sure to be the perfect holiday gifts.

Natchitoches Christmas Festival – November 21 - January 2, 2020

Natchitoches: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s opening weekend for the 94th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Expect all the same traditions with just a few extra safety measures this year. If you plan on attending the festival Riverbank area on a Saturday this year, make sure get your wristband ahead of time, online here. Masks and social distancing are highly encouraged and there will still be plenty of live music, tasty treats and local shopping.

Logansport Christmas Festival – November 21, 2020

Logansport: What do you get when you combine a car show, over 40 local vendors, a parade, fireworks and live entertainment by the amazing Ashley Wells? The Logansport Christmas Festival! Head on over to Logansport for this fantastic festival to kick off the holiday season!


Learn more about upcoming things to do around Louisiana here on our calendar of events.