Arts & Culture
Artistic influences run as strong as the current of the Mississippi River
Creativity is ingrained in our culture and the River Parishes is home to many artistic outlets.
You will enjoy plays, musicals and fine arts performances put on by the community at the St. John Theatre in Reserve.
The Lafon Performing Arts Center in Luling is another great option for those seeking musical, dance and theatre productions out here.
If you’re looking to take a piece of Louisiana’s River Parishes back home with you, stop by the gift shop or the art gallery at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens to peruse a collection of handmade souvenirs, original works of art and fascinating books.
After hearing the first-hand accounts of life at Laura: A Creole Plantation, pick up a copy of Laura Locul’s memoir, which is the basis of the entire tour.
Art lovers and antique car connoseuoirs won’t want to miss out on San Francisco Plantation’s Frisco Fest which draws a diverse crowd each March. For more opportunities to indulge in local crafts, be sure to plan a trip to Destrehan Plantation for their annual Fall Festival.
Discover Exciting Ways to Explore
Make planning your next vacation to Louisiana's River Parishes easy. Use one of our trip itineraries to get started.
Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.
Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.
Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".
The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.
Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.
Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.
Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.
Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.
Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.