Festival of the Bonfires

Lutcher Recreational Park La HWY 3193, Lutcher, LA

Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa’s Very Merry Forest and carnival rides throughout the weekend. Each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting! Come out and experience a prelude to the famous Christmas Eve Bonfires: A tradition unique to St. James Parish and all the world!! LOCATION: Lutcher Recreational Park 2545 Louisiana […]

The Nutcracker

Lafon Performing Arts Center 275 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA

“The magic of the season!” Giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas tree, and an enchanted nutcracker are sure to delight the inner child in everyone. River Region Ballet’s combination of amazing dancers, gorgeous sets and costumes, and Tchaikocsky’s timeless music makes this one of the greatest holiday shows!  Come experience this beautiful ballet that […]

The Nutcracker!

Lafon Performing Arts Center 275 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA

“The magic of the season!” Giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas tree, and an enchanted nutcracker are sure to delight the inner child in everyone. River Region Ballet’s combination of amazing dancers, gorgeous sets and costumes, and Tchaikocsky’s timeless music makes this one of the greatest holiday shows!  Come experience this beautiful ballet that […]

Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee

Bonfires on the Levee, often called Christmas Eve Bonfires by the locals, is a centuries-old holiday tradition just a short drive from New Orleans in Louisiana’s River Parishes. During the weeks that follow Thanksgiving, families and friends come together atop the Mississippi River levees to construct nearly two hundred 20-foot-high wooden bonfires that celebrate and […]

Voctave

Lafon Performing Arts Center 275 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA

“from gospel to musical theatre” Voctave is an 11-member a cappella group from the Central Florida area known for their gorgeous performances of Disney and Broadway hits.  Formed in the winter of 2015, the voices that bring their artistic arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Group members have professional […]

Step Afrika!

Lafon Performing Arts Center 275 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA

“A compelling artistic experience” Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership, stepping has evolved into one of America’s cultural exports, touring more than 60 countries across the globe, and the Company now ranks as one of the top […]

Spring Garden Festival

Destrehan Plantation 13034 River Road, Destrehan, LA

Our 2023 Spring Garden Festival will have vendors that focus on the porch, patio, yard and garden. The spring garden festival will include the following: Arts & crafts vendors, plant nurseries and small business owners Seminars and exhibits A country store A discovery tent for children A visit from Peter Cotton Tail from 1:00 pm […]

BritBeat

Lafon Performing Arts Center 275 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA

“Much more than a tribute band…” Take a trip back in time with a fantastic journey through the days of Beatlemania with BritBeat’s multimedia concert journey through Beatles music history. See why this nationally acclaimed Beatles show is captivating audiences and generating rave reviews from critics and Beatles’ fans from around the world. Step into […]

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New Orleans PLANTATIONS Country

Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.

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New Orleans SWAMP Country

Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.

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ANDOUILLE Trail

Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.

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Lac Des Allmands

Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.

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PERIQUE

Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.

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CAJUN & CREOLE CUISINE

Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.

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TRANSPORTATION

Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.

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STAY OUT HERE

Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.

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