- Featured: Light Up The Lake, Lake Charles December 5 Enjoy a festive afternoon parade downtown, holiday music at the civic center, and fireworks over Lake Charles. visitlakecharles.org or 337-436-9588
- Featured: Holiday Home Tour, New Orleans, December 12-13 The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans raises money for its neighborhood-saving projects during the Holiday Home Tour in the Garden District. prcno.org or 504-581-7032
- Featured: Rayne Frog Festival, Rayne, November 12-14. This town has provided bull frogs to French restaurants for decades. See frog races, frog jumping, and, yes, a new Frog Derby Queen.
- Featured: Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival, Destrehan, November 14-15. Celebrate at one of the oldest plantations in the lower Mississippi River valley with arts, crafts, music, and food.
Main to Main Trade Days, Springhill, November 6-7. 318-539-5699.