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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Table of Louisiana grown veggies at the Ruston Farmers Market
Ruston Farmers Market

Table of Louisiana grown veggies at the Ruston Farmers Market.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras beads and doubloons.


Louisiana gumbo

Exterior of Ruston Famers Market
Ruston Farmers Market

Ruston Farmers Market Mural

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:

Ruston Farmers Market - January 16, 2021 

Ruston: Stick to your New Years' resolution and eat your veggies, fresh homegrown veggies that is! Support local growers and head to the Ruston Farmers Market this Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm and find all kinds of delicious homegrown treats.

Music in the Park – January 15, 2021

Baton Rouge: Live music? Yep! Join us at Beauvoir Park in Baton Rouge for a safe and unique live music experience. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this outdoor, socially distant concert from blues musician Jonathan “Boogie” Long.

Gumbo & Chili Cook-Off – January 16, 2021

Shreveport: When the temperatures drop outside it’s time for a hearty meal and that means gumbo and chili! Enjoy a safe and fun time for the whole family when you head to the Shreveport Gumbo & Chili Cook-off this Saturday. You’ll be able to watch the contestants cook, enjoy live entertainment and taste plenty of dishes after local celebrities award their prizes.

Farmers & Artisans Market – January 16, 2021

Lafayette: Looking for locally grown and made goods? Look no further! The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market is filled with all sorts of Louisiana grown and made goods that are sure to bring you joy.

Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt – January 6 - February 11, 2021  

West Monroe: Get in the Carnival spirit and explore Downtown West Monroe with a Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt! Find the hidden doubloon images at participating locations for a chance to win fun prizes!

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