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Fun Things to do in Louisiana This Weekend



MONROE, La. – Spring is finally here, and even though there are still a few things that won’t go on as planned due to the pandemic, we are ready to get outside and enjoy our beautiful state this weekend. We can always find something to love, even if it means a short road trip.

Our wonderful Louisiana Department of Tourism always has great resources for whatever it is you want to experience in our state, and they have a fun list of things going on this weekend. I’ve added in a few of my own favorites as well, so get out and enjoy yourself this weekend, fellow Louisianians.

  • New Iberia Downtown Arts and Crafts Market, Saturday, April 24th, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Dozens of local vendors will set up along beautiful Main St to sell everything  from handmade jewelry, pottery and art to homemade sweet treats. Come out and support your local artisans!
  • New Orleans Arts Market, Saturday, April 24, 10 AM – 4 PM. One of the premier arts events in the state, the market returns to Palmer Park this Saturday, after several months at City Park. If you are looking for a handmade Mother’s Day gift from some of Louisiana’s best artisans, start here.
  • Louisiana Forest Festival, Winnfield, April 23-24. Lumberjack sports competitions, great local food, and lots of live music.
  • Denham Springs Spring Festival, Saturday, April 24 9:00 am- 4:30 pm. Stroll the historic downtown antique area and enjoy live music, over 150 vendor booths and a kid’s fun zone. Free admission.