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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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:

Volunteer Louisiana: Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief

Our volunteers are working hard during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida’s devastation. If you would like to volunteer this weekend, please visit Volunteer Louisiana for the organizations that are currently responding to this disaster. Please sign up with an organization and do not self-deploy. Thank you for your help! 

Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery

Ready to dust off those lederhosen? We are celebrating Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery! The four-day festival will include live music, new Oktoberfest beers, a beer stein holding competition, free bounce houses for the kids, both traditional German and Louisiana food, and so much more!

Faubourg Brewery is kid and dog friendly, so bring the whole family! And yes, German outfits are highly encouraged. Click here to learn more.

The Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibit

Visit the Capitol Park Museum from now until November 14, 2021, to experience the only exhibit of Negro Motorist Green Book in Louisiana. Here is a bit of what you can expect:

  • Learn about “The Green Book” which provided critical and life-saving information for African American travelers. 
  • Read firsthand accounts about the dangers that Black travelers encountered during the era of Jim Crow laws and "sundown towns".
  • Discover stories of resilience and innovation of people who sought to create full lives for themselves and their families. 
  • And experience so much more!

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity–get the details here.

Dubach Chicken Festival

Families are invited to join the townspeople of Dubach, in Northwest Louisiana, at their annual Chicken Festival! Friday kicks off with arts and crafts booths and dancing with live music. On Saturday, the fun continues with an antique car show, a corn hole tournament, and The Most Unusual Pet Show. Plus, keepers from the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo will be there with something fun for everyone! 

Follow them on Facebook for more details.

North and South Toledo Bend Parks

Guarantee a great time when you bring the family to North or South Toledo Bend Park this weekend! You see, both parks sit on the Toledo Bend Reservoir, which consistently ranks among the top lunker bass sites in the country! Bring the fishing pole, tackle box and load up the boat.

The fun doesn’t stop on the lakeshore! Don’t forget to explore the hiking and biking trails, and bring your binoculars for amazing bird watching, too. Follow the link to book lodging at either park.

Louisiana's Unusual Attractions

One thing is for certain when you visit Louisiana–expect the unexpected! Louisiana’s most unusual attractions may make for the most beloved of memories. The Unusual Is Our Usual Pass is an exclusive mobile passport containing a collection of quirky attractions to explore throughout the state. Plus, when you check into 8 destinations–you win prizes!


Please note: Masks are again mandatory for all indoor activities in Louisiana until further notice. 

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