Natchitoches, Louisiana Events



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


Sept. 14-15: Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival
Sept. 14-15: Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival
Sept. 28-29: Natchitoches Car Show
Sept. 21-Oct. 31: Dark Woods Haunted Attraction

Oct. 5-6: Robeline Heritage Festival
Oct. 12-14: 64th Annual Fall Tour of Homes
Oct. 12-14: St. Augustine Church Fair
Oct. 13: Fort St. Jean at Dusk
Oct. 13: Tapped-Tober Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Nov. 2: Gathering of the Tribes
Nov. 17: Turn on the Holidays
Nov. 17: Fireworks Over Cane River Lake



Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau

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