Events

State of Louisiana: Pelican Briefs

NEW ORLEANS Let’s Go out to the Movies On October 16-23, the Oscar-qualifying 30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival brings screenings of more than 250 films, including new works such as “Burning Cane,” which recently won the top award, “Best…

Calendar: Gumbo Daze

World Championship Gumbo Cookoff Oct. 12-13, New Iberia With more than 20,000 eventgoers expected, the annual Gumbo Cookoff in New Iberia is clearly a popular event. In addition to the cookoff, attendees can participate in the Roux Run, cooking demonstrations…

Iberia Film Festival

On the night of Sept. 8, 1935, Dr. Carl Weiss approached former Louisiana governor and then U.S. Sen. Huey P. Long in the Louisiana State Capitol and words were exchanged. When armed guards suspected Weiss of pulling a gun on…

State of Louisiana: Pelican Briefs

COVINGTON Purrrrfect for Cat Lovers The 5th annual Covington Cat Party, Cat Art and Film Festival (artforcatssake.org) is Aug. 29 in Covington featuring funny cat videos, cat agility and training, fabulous feline-themed art and jewelry, unique cat accessories and furniture,…

Calendar: Art En Blanc

NEW ORLEANS White Linen Night Each year, Hancock Whitney and the Contemporary Arts Center host an outdoor celebration of local artists in the New Orleans Arts District. Don all white while perusing the art galleries and shops along the 300…

Peachy Keen

The Louisiana Peach Festival has been around since 1951. The surrounding area is known for its wealth of peach orchards and the event has grown exponentially since its inception. It now includes a kid’s fishing tournament, tennis tournament, rodeo, parade,…

Calendar: Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International de Louisiane April 24-28 // Lafayette festivalinternational.org Held in downtown Lafayette, the 5-day, Festival International de Louisiane sees over 300,000 festivalgoers celebrating international music and the connection between Acadiana and its French roots. The festival features performance art,…

Calendar: Carnival Time

GREATER NOLA Sunday, Jan. 6 Krewe of Joan of Arc. 6 p.m. French Quarter. New Orleans. Phunny Phorty Fhellows. 7 p.m. Uptown. New Orleans. Saturday, Feb. 9 Krewe of Chewbacchus. 7 p.m. Marigny. New Orleans. Saturday, Feb. 16 Krewe Bohème.…

Neutral Strip Bicentennial

The story of Louisiana’s Neutral Strip, condoned by international agreement, was created in 1806 and ended with a treaty whose Bicentennial we celebrate this year, but the desperate decades of a “No-Man’s-Land” ruled by highwaymen and marauders had begun long…

Traveling around Louisiana

  Mardi Gras arrives in Louisiana this season, and cities across the state are gearing up for the state’s biggest party of the year. Whether you’re looking for the excitement of a super krewe with large floats and fancy throws…

Texas Welcome

Like an old friend, the Texas Gulf Coast promises fun, food and easy relaxation

Dawn DeDeaux

New Orleans artist uses installations to save ‘MotherShip’ Earth and Louisiana’s wetlands

Around The State

NORTH   Shreveport Red River Wine Revel Cork, a Red River Revel Wine Event is a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in early April. Restaurants from the Shreveport-Bossier area provide sumptuous food as you saunter through Festival Plaza…

Spring Festivals

The awe-inspiring diversity of Louisiana is easily taken for granted. A quick survey of the state’s spring festivals — Louisiana is home to more annual festivals than there are days in the year — is an apt reminder that there’s…

On The Run

Cajun Mardi Gras merges traditions old and new