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Fairs & Festivals

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Paul Kieu

Bringing together tips and experiences from my own fond memories and those of friends, family, and Mardi Gras long-timers, we hope to show people from all over the state—hell, all over the world—how to come be a part of our grande fête in Mamou. more

People & Places

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Courtesy of Visit Lake Charles

A quirky old school turned art gallery and museum houses an incredible collection of costumes, artifacts and cultural heritage chronicling the history of Louisiana’s second largest Mardi Gras celebration more

People & Places

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Courtesy of My House Social

Baton Rouge will play host to the first-ever statewide food truck frenzy more

Restaurants

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Lucie Monk Carter

Conducted between 2013 and 2017, the Baton Rouge Folklife Survey revealed what Maida Owens knew in her heart: rather than lacking an identity, Baton Rouge is a "cultural microcosm" of Louisiana. more

People & Places

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jessica wilson

The fourteenth annual Louisiana Book Festival has everything a book lover (or festival lover) could want: writing workshops, author talks and panels, book signings, books for sale, and—of course—live music and food. more

Literature

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Brei Olivier

Beyoncé, The Beguiled, Birdfoot Festival, and the arts incubator that connects them. more

Getaways

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Photo by Flickr user Sailn1

The Jazz and Heritage Festival Foundation Archive has unveiled a useful, impressively comprehensive research tool: The Jazz Fest Database. more

History

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Illustration by Burton Durand

Tracing the plump history of pig roasting more

Foodways

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Photo by James Ewing

Ebb & Flow reimagines the festival more

People & Places

Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir

Photo by by Kristinn Ingvarsson

Q&A with Ebb & Flow Festival artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir more

Visual & Performing Arts

Swallow Tailed Hawk

John James Audubon

St. Francisville's Audubon Pilgrimage places more emphasis on the pioneering artist/naturalist and the environment that inspired him more

Getaways

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Courtesy of MEZZO

For downtown Baton Rouge, two new festivals and a distillery taproom to enjoy this spring more

Visual & Performing Arts

Magic on Main

Photo by Margaret Melancon

New Iberia has set out the eggnog and lit the fire; come enjoy its holiday charms. more

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Brent Wallace

A Stroka Gene-us Alpacas makes their cold-weather creatures commercially viable. more

Outdoor Adventures 1 Comments

This preview of the Christmas Eve bonfires also serves up a round of the season’s favorite foods. more

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Bonfires on the Levee

Cathy Smart

On Christmas Eve, 120 large bonfires light up the levees along the lower Mississippi River. more

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Slidell Railroad Station

Photo courtesy of Bonnie Vanney

The unique charms of the Tammany Trace towns. more

Getaways