Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Closures
All park sites except Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All park sites closed on Thanksgiving, November 27. Follow the link for more on park hours and days. More »
Saturdays at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center
Music, dancing, food, and crafts: come pass a good time any Saturday at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center. Every Saturday from 1:00-5:00 p.m., the center hosts folklife demonstrations that share the flavor of life on Louisiana's prairies. There's no admission charge to the center or for the demonstrations.
At 6:00 p.m., head next door to the Liberty Theatre for an evening of live Cajun and zydeco music at Rendez-vous des Cajuns. Ticket and program information for the show is available here or at 337-457-7389.
Laissez les bon temps roulez!
Did You Know?
Tourism has been big business in New Orleans for decades. Before the Civil War, the top must-see site on everyone's New Orleans list was its port, one of the world's busiest at the time. (Early 1800s guides for travelers actually used the term "must-see!")