Events in Many Louisiana
Looking for top-notch, inexpensive family entertainment, great food, a beautiful outdoor experience and some of the best music in the world? Two words: Louisiana festivals.
More than 400 Louisiana festivals occur each year – which makes it easy to see why Louisiana is often called the Festival Capital of America. We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish, every type of music that's played here – ranging from Cajun and zydeco to Delta blues, New Orleans jazz, Louisiana's own swamp pop, country, salsa and more. Excellent Louisiana food is a given at any festival. And as always, Louisiana festivals offer abundant opportunities for meeting new friends.
Themed festivals range from a Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula and Tomato Festival in Chalmette to the great Festival International in Lafayette; from the big Contraband Days Pirate Festival in Lake Charles to the Holiday Festival of Lights in Natchitoches. From the Red River Revel in Shreveport to the Catfish Festival in Washington. Of course, you'll want to visit the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, or the big family-fun French Quarter Festival.
And for the biggest of them all? That's right, Louisiana is home to Mardi Gras! But that's another story – and a very large one across the state!
Welcome to Toledo Bend Country! At the heart of Toledo Bend Country is Toledo Bend Lake, which at 186,000 acres is the largest man-made lake in the southern United States. Toledo Bend offers some of the best fishing in the country, as well as endless water-related activities.
And so much more... Beyond the shores of Toledo Bend is an area filled with rich and unique history and culture, along with an offering of diverse outdoor activities from hiking and biking to sightseeing and enjoyable day trips.
Want more information on where to stay and things to do around Toledo Bend? Visit these nearby city pages.