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Don't miss the annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans - it's one of the largest (and most fun) free festivals in the South!
Bayou Adventure Kayaking
July 4th Fireworks at L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge
Shadows on the Teche Museum ©Shadows on the Teche
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Take the family to experience the magic of the underwater worlds at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. ©Jeff Strout; Audubon Aquarium of Americas
Hike the trails at Tunica Hills Wildlife Area just a short drive outside Baton Rouge.
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
Photo ©Philip Gould
Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Explore the grounds of Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. ©Elsa Hahne
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Uncle Sam Jam - Jefferson Parish ©Uncle Same Jam - Facebook
Visit New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Gardens
Joseph Jefferson House at Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Enjoy lakeside camping at Lake Bistineau State Park. Don't forget your kayak!
Barataria Preserve ©LouisianaTravel.com
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Houseboating with Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals. Photo: Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals ©Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals
Christmas bonfires on the Mississippi River levee
Landry Vineyards Behind the Scenes
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Creole Queen Paddlewheeler New Orleans
Dine in the Pines event in downtown Ruston.
Grosse Savanne Eco-tour ©www.parkerbrandcreative.com
Fishing for the big Redfish in the brackish waters in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Landry Vineyards Concert Series
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Kayaking on Cane Bayou ©Leigh Wright
Visiting NOLA? Practice yoga in one of the most historic buildings in the city.
Finishers of The Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge.
Tap room at Parish Brewing Co.
Ride bikes on the Tammany Trace. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Bayou Segnette State Park ©LouisianaTravel.com
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Dixie Center for the Arts ©Dixie Center for the Arts
Explore the Shreveport Aquarium
Enjoy Festival Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette every October.
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Go Stand Up Paddleboarding on the Tchefuncte River in the Northshore area of Louisiana. ©Bayou Paddle Co.
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
There are plenty of inshore and offshore Louisiana fishing opportunities.
Live Cajun Music in Breaux Bridge Louisiana
Jump aboard the Steamboat Natchez Paddlewheeler for incredible sights of city of New Orleans.
Visit Landry Vineyards for wine tasting and concerts in Monroe, Louisiana
McGees Swamp Tour - Airboat through the swamp
Conrad Rice Mill Pecan Rice ©Conrad Rice Mill & Konriko Company Store
Rent canoes and paddle Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
Visit the USS Kidd Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge.
Dancing at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Jungle Gardens ©Jungle Gardens
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
View amazing numbers of birds like the Egret on the Grand Isle Loop of the America's Wetland Birding Trail.
Kayak around Arnaudville and swing by the Little Big Cup for a treat in between adventures!
Head our for a day of shopping in Ponchatoula, America's Antique City.
Creole Nature Trail in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Mitcham Farms Peaches ©Mitcham Farms
Fishing dock at the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in Delhi, Louisiana
Get ready for the big football game with an epic LSU tailgating scene!
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana ©Festival International de Louisiane
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Take a swamp tour to see some of Louisiana's alligators. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Explore the Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Spectacular fishing in Cocodrie, Louisiana
Gorgeous sunsets can accompany your fishing trip on Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.
Visit Mike the Tiger at the Louisiana State University Campus in Baton Rouge.
Holly Beach near Lake Charles, Louisiana
Cabins for rent at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park near Monroe, Louisiana