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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Wearin' of the Green
Wearin' of the Green

Grab your green! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the annual Wearin' of the Green Parade in Baton Rouge.

Shadows-on-the-Teche Louisiana

Join the city-wide Paint Out at Shadows-on-the-Teche and paint iconic spring Louisiana foliage.

Louisiana Libations

Participate in the Louisiana Libations Trail Pass and drink your way through Louisiana's craft breweries, wineries and distilleries!

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

With nine state museums and 21 state parks & preserves, there is no shortage of things to do every day of the year in Louisiana.

Head to countless festivals. Listen to live music that will get in your bones and never leave. 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 at a Louisiana state park

Discover the history of Mardi Gras, see Louis Armstrong's cornet, relive historical moments in Louisiana sports history and so much more when you visit one of Louisiana's state museums. There are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture that makes Louisiana such a special place.

These are just a few #OnlyLouisiana events happening around the state this weekend. For a full list of this weekend's events, click here!

Amite Oyster Festival

March 17-19

Kick-off the city’s month-long celebration at the Amite Oyster Festival! Attractions include live music ranging from Cajun to country, an annual chili cook-off and most importantly, lots of delicious oysters.

Learn more about Amite here.

Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition

New Iberia
March 17-19

Calling all painters! Take part in the final days of Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition. On Friday, artists can participate in a city-wide paint out and attend a fine art sale. On Saturday, enjoy coffee with renowned plein air painter Dawn Whitelaw while viewing an exhibit of participants’ work at the Shadows Visitor Center.

Learn more about art in New Iberia here.

25th Annual Spring Market

March 17-19

Enjoy a three-day shopping extravaganza at Monroe’s 25th Annual Spring Market! Artists, jewelers and chefs band together from across the country to sell handmade goods. A $10 general admission ticket is required to shop. Buy yours here.

Find more places to shop in Monroe here.


March 17-19

Celebrate one of Louisiana’s most beloved crustaceans at Crawfest in Shreveport’s historic Betty Virginia Park. This free event features live music, arts and crafts, games and, of course, plenty of crawfish!

Learn about more fun things to do in Shreveport here.

Wearin’ of the Green, St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Baton Rouge
March 18

Get to Baton Rouge, put on your best green gear and get ready for the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the region. Celebrating its 38th year rolling through the streets of Louisiana’s capital city, the Wearin’ of the Green Parade features more than 70 floats, dancing groups, band and dignitaries.

Plan your trip to Baton Rouge here.

Cane River Film Festival

March 18

Cinephiles and movie-goers alike can enjoy film screenings, an award ceremony and a panel discussion with directors at the Cane River Film Festival. To top the evening off, VIP members can enjoy an opening night celebration party with food, cocktails and live music. Register for this free event here.

Discover more about life in Natchitoches here.

Annual Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival

St. Martinville
March 18

History buffs are invited to celebrate the Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival, an event inspired by the arrival of the Acadians on the Bayou Teche. The Acadian Memorial Foundation encourages attendants to come dressed in Cajun-inspired costumes, and to enjoy cuisine, dancing and theatre throughout the day.

Learn more about St. Martinville’s history with Acadians here.

The Louisiana Redbud Festival

March 18

Savor spring at The Louisiana Redbud Festival! This annual event highlights local arts, craft, food and entertainment. Kids won’t want to miss events like the Redbud turtle race, treasure hunt or youth night.

Learn more about Vivian here.

Azalea Trail of Lafayette

Throughout March

Lafayette’s Historic Azalea Trail is in full bloom. Hop on a trolley tour to see the best and the brightest, along with many historical treasures; or meander through the city’s can’t-miss viewing spots on your own walking or driving tour, where the streets are lined with azaleas adorning homes, parks and historical sites.

Learn more about Lafayette events here!

Libations Trail Pass


Are you a fan of unique, hand-crafted cocktails? If so, participate in the Louisiana Libations Trail Pass and win prizes for exploring Louisiana craft breweries, wineries, distilleries and restaurants that serve local libations products. Louisiana cocktails are often infused with local ingredients to create flavor profiles you won't find anywhere else in the country. 

Check out other events and things to do across Louisiana here.