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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View from atop Mound A at Poverty Point World Heritage Site.

Take a trip through time at Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Broken Wheel Brewery in Marksville, LA

"Drink Like a Local" at Broken Wheel Brewery

Live music in Louisiana

Pass a good time at Marshland Festival in Lake Charles

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Celebrate the life of Jazz legend, Louis Armstrong at Satchmo Summerfest

Here's a roundup of 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.

When you're ready to travel, discover the history of Mardi Gras, see Louis Armstrong's cornet, relive historic moments in Louisiana sports history and so much more when you visit a Louisiana State Museum. The Cabildo in New Orleans' 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:

 

Take a Trip Through Time

The Poverty Point World Heritage Site is truly a hidden gem in North Louisiana. However, this makes it a great opportunity if you’re looking to travel, but stay away from the crowds

This site was home to at least 5,000 ancient peoples, over 3,400 years ago. You’ll see numerous hills and mounds that were actually created by the ancient residents. Scientists estimate that the amount of dirt moved to develop the area is equal to 1.9 million tons!  It’s an ancient wonder that you have to see to believe. 

To get more information and plan your visit, click here.

Drink Like a Local at Broken Wheel Brewery 

Here in Louisiana, we love our food and libations! That’s why you can find a local craft brewery in nearly every region of the state, and Central Louisiana is no different. Whether you’re in town for an event or just passing through, stopping by the Broken Wheel Brewery and Fresh Catch Bistreaux in Marksville won’t disappoint! Order an authentic cajun cooked meal to pair perfectly along with a thoughtfully crafted brew

Click here to get directions to a delicious dining experience!

“Y’all don’t have to be Cajun to pass a good time”

One of Lake Charles' most popular festivals, the Marshland Festival invites everyone to a fun-filled weekend at the Lake Charles Civic Center. From zydeco, oldies, Cajun, and country, the two-day festival lineup could not fit any more music if it tried! Of course, great Louisianan food will be served along with the local arts and makers vendors. In addition to passing a good time to all, the festival raises funds for the various civic and school organizations of Hackberry. 

Check out more details here.

Swingin' at Satchmo Summerfest

Get ready to kick off New Orleans’ festival season by celebrating the life of Jazz legend, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong! Satchmo Summerfest is a two-day festival at the New Orleans Jazz Museum Building featuring 20 New Orleans musicians, presentations on Louis Armstrong, and 6 local restaurants will be serving tons of yummy food. Musical performances will be outside on 2 stages and will operate under current CDC guidelines. 

Get tickets to this vibrant New Orleans cultural experience here.

Farmers Markets

Wherever you find yourself across Louisiana, summertime is the best time to enjoy the bounty of the Bayou State. You’ll find farmers markets featuring locally-grown produce and meats and plenty of seafood straight from the Gulf of Mexico. If you find yourself in Tangipahoa Parish this Saturday, be sure to check out the Hammond Farmers Market for some local goods and groceries!

 

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