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Welcome to Natchitoches!

Bienvenue à Natchitoches, Louisiana’s oldest town, established in 1714.

Pronounced “Nack-a-tish”, the quaint and perky town in the movie Steel Magnolias is real! Experience the charm of the original French colony in Louisiana, established 1714 and well known as the film site of “Steel Magnolias”. Explore Natchitoches’ Landmark Historic District with shopping, dining, and attractions plus historic fort sites, museums, and year around cultural events and festivals.

Natchitoches is also recognized as the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Louisiana and home to the Cane River Creole National Historical Park at Oakland & Magnolia Plantations. The National Trust named our town one of the 2005 “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” for Historic Preservation.

6th Annual Cane River Music Festival

Posted by on May 1st, 2015
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!
Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys The Cane River region has a rich tradition of live musical performance. The community was once home to numerous juke joints and dance halls, where farm workers could enjoy an evening of live Creole music, blues, jazz or early rock and roll. In honor of this tradition Cane River Creole National Historical Park will be hosting the 6th Annual Cane River Music Festival at Oakland Plantation on Saturday, May 9, 2015. This event is free to the public.

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Cane River Green Market Opening Day

Posted by on April 21st, 2015
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!
Vendors Needed Cane River Green Market has announced opening day activities! As always, visitors will be able to shop for everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, honey, pickles, preserves and a variety of hand-made crafts.

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2015 Natchitoches Relay for Life

Posted by on April 17th, 2015
Category Press Releases
RelayForLife_sq We are proud to announce that Relay For Life of Natchitoches Parish and the City of Natchitoches are joining forces in the fight against cancer! Join us on the riverbank in downtown historic Natchitoches April 24, 2015 at 6pm.

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Cane River Creole National Historical Park to host Junior Ranger Day at Oakland Plantation

Posted by on April 15th, 2015
Category Natchitoches Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Press Releases
Ed Huey On April 25, 2015, children and families are invited to visit Cane River Creole NHP’s Oakland Plantation for Junior Ranger Day. Junior Ranger Activity Stations will be set up throughout the park. The stations, which open at 10a.m. will allow children to learn about different aspects of plantation culture.

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