Things To Do

Cane River National Heritage Area is home to three fort sites, numerous Creole plantation homes with four open daily for tours, museums, historic homes and churches, an alligator park, a fish hatchery, and many recreational outdoor activities including fishing, hiking canoeing, camping, hunting, touring pecan plantations and walking through a nature preserve. Every day is filled with things to do around Natchitoches.

To learn more about the Cane River National Heritage Area, please visit our website at

There are many parish festivals and events scheduled throughout the year with activities for the entire family.



* Mardi Gras Parade


* Blooming on the Bricks & Art on the Bricks

* Ashland Spring Festival

* Sacred Places Tours

* Brown Bag Concerts


* Jazz / R&B Festival

* Spring Fest at Rebel State Historic Area

* Brown Bag Concerts

* Cane River Green Market


* Cane River Green Market


* Melrose Arts and Crafts Annual Festival


* Celebration on the Cane - 4th of July

* Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival


* Cane River Zydeco Festival (Labor Day Weekend)


* Drake Salt Works Festival - Goldonna

* Meat Pie Festival and Meat Pie Triathlon

* Good Old Days Festival - Marthaville

* Boogie on the Bricks follows every NSU home football game


* Heritage Festival - Robeline

* Tour of Historic Homes and Plantations

* Caddo-Adai Pow Wow - Robeline

* Smokin' on the Red - Campti

* St. Augustine Church Fair

* Witch Way to Main Street

* Boogie on the Bricks


* Opening - Festival of Lights

* Holiday Open House

* Provencal Fall Festival - Provencal


* Christmas Downriver Events Month of December

* Christmas Festival - "City of Lights" since 1927

* Holiday Tour of Homes

* Fireworks every Saturday in December

on downtown riverbank

* Christmas in the Park - Rebel State Historic Area

For additional information contact:

Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

780 Front Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457

Phone: 1.800.259.1714

Last updated: April 14, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc
1115 Washington Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457



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