Natchitoches, Louisiana Events

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EVENTS IN NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA

Founded in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish) is the original French Colony and oldest city in Louisiana. Home to the Cane River National Heritage Area, Natchitoches celebrates a vibrant blend of French, Spanish, African, Native American and Creole cultures.

 

The Cane River National Heritage Area encompasses the charming downtown Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District, Cane River Creole National Historical Park, as well as the Cane River National Heritage Trail, which is a Louisiana Scenic Byway that runs along Cane River Lake, and links to the Isle Brevelle Trail and El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, with Longleaf Trail and Kisatchie National Forest on the outskirts.

 

Natchitoches retains its European flavor through its architecture, heritage and lifestyle and a full calendar of events. No matter what time of year you visit Natchitoches, you are bound to find a festival to celebrate! This historic city is just 275 miles from New Orleans, 255 miles from Dallas, and 290 miles from Little Rock.

 

For up-to-date event and travel information, call the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 259-1714 or visit www.Natchitoches.com.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 9: “In the Blind” – Documentary Screening and Q&A with producer, writer, and director Emma Lou Reid at  the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. Info:  (318) 357-2492

July 10-12: The Cane River Film Festival – Produced by the Resurrection Fern Foundation, Inc. a Louisiana non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2012 with the mission of historic preservation of the Cane River Creole heritage. Full details and schedule: https://www.caneriverfilmfestival.com/

July 31 & Aug. 1: Sale on The Trail – One of the most famous roadways in America, the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, will be the site of a 200 mile-long annual “Sale on the Trail.” The El Camino Real, which means the “King’s Highway” in Spanish, is the oldest road in Texas. Land owners and businesses from Natchitoches, La to Crockett, TX will hold yard sales, flea markets, festivals, trade shows, sidewalk sales, etc. along this famous trail, providing a wonderful weekend of touring and shopping. More: https://www.facebook.com/events/191444538924852/

 

Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

 

 

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