Category Archives: Events

10th Annual La Cuisine de la Louisiane


[ July 28, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Paragon Casino Resort is proud to host the 10th annual La Cuisine de la Louisiane, a culinary fundraiser to be held in the Mari Showroom on Sunday, July 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year’s event will serve as a major fundraiser for the American Red Cross of Central Louisiana in Alexandria, Camp Bon Coeur in [...]

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Fest


[ July 19, 2013; 4:30 pm to 11:15 pm. July 20, 2013; 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. ] The 34th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held July 19-20 in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus. The Festival will be on Friday, July 19 from 4:30 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Tickets are $11 for a two-day pass, available in advance only, $8 [...]

Rock It at Summer Pops


[ July 13, 2013; 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm. ]

Effective Marketing for Entrepreneurs, Part III


[ July 10, 2013; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. July 11, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

NSU’s Johnny Antoon’s 70th Birthday


[ July 27, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]


A Natchitoches icon beloved by generations of college students and many others will be feted with a 70th birthday party that will benefit a scholarship created in his honor. The Northwestern State University Foundation will celebrate Johnny Antoon’s birthday beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at The Student Body.

Antoon, a 1968 graduate of Northwestern [...]

Resident Artists take Center Stage at River Oaks’ Resident Artist Exhibit


[ July 9, 2013 to August 17, 2013. ] Their Resident Artist Exhibit is one of the many highlights that River Oaks Arts Center offers annually – a crowd favorite, the show features works from all artists that rent studio space at the downtown arts center. “What makes it so unique is that we bring out all the talent at the same time – [...]

Marksville State Historic Site, Marksville – Prehistoric Mound Tour

[ July 27, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] July 27th, 10 a.m. & noon. Site manager, Doyle Jennings, will conduct tours of the prehistoric mounds and demonstrations of the area and daily tasks. The Marksville mound site was an important American Indian ceremonial center over 2,000 years ago, established sometime around 100 B.C. by the Hopewell Indian culture and extended until approximately 430 [...]

Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Main Garden Tour

[ July 26, 2013; ] July 26th, 10 a.m. Learn about the history of Hodges Gardens during a stroll through the main gardens. The landscapes are breathtaking along with their unique and colorful history. For more information call 800.354.3523 toll free or 586.3523 locally.

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Night at the Museum

[ July 20, 2013; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] July 20th, 5-6 p.m. This program will host different subjects including historic events, special topics associated with daily life of French Marines and family, and other various demonstrations. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Kid’s Instrument Day

[ July 20, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] July 20th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This program invites children of all ages to learn about musical instruments and try their hands at crafting their own. Homemade maracas, coffee can drums and more will be some of the musical instruments for kids to play with as well as learn about how the creation of [...]