Just when you think you’ve seen it all in Louisiana, the state comes back and surprises you. Here are 11 things you may not have thought about doing in Louisiana before:
1. The Day the Civil War Stopped, St. Francisville, LA
Every year, civil war history buffs reenact one of the most unique moments in the history of the war—a brief moment when a truce was called between the opposing sides in honor the life of a Commander who had died in battle. How? Well, you’ll have to read all about it…but Freemasons had a lot to do with it!
2. Rougarou Fest, Houma, LA
This annual festival in downtown Houma celebrates all things Rougarou, the mythical creature that haunts the swamps of Louisiana. It’s a great way to bring in the Halloween season!
3. Giant Omelette Celebration, Abbeville, LA
This yearly celebration gathers everyone in the town to create a 5,000 egg delicacy that is then shared with all! It’s really a lot of fun.
4. Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival, Madisonville, LA
This festival offers lovers of hand crafted wooden boats to gather and celebrate the craftsmanship and care that goes into each and every vessel.
5. Tennessee Williams Festival, New Orleans, LA
This annual festival in New Orleans spring celebrates the amazing playwright in a lot of unique and creative ways—including a shouting contest taken after the play Streetcar Named Desire.
6. Driskill Mountain, Bienville, LA
Louisiana isn’t quite known as a place to climb a mountain—but we do have one of 535 ft.! Bring a friend and tackle it together—you can tell people you’ve been to the highest point in the state.
7. Comicon, Lafayette & New Orleans, LA
While Louisiana is known for it’s drinking and live music, there is a growing Comicon scene spreading across the state that draws crowds years after years. New Orleans attracts Wizard World, while Louisiana Comicon takes place in Lafayette.
8. Escape My Room, New Orleans, LA
Gather with a group of friends together in a room and a bunch of puzzles…and then try to get out! It’s a fun night for sure.
9. Esprit de Coeur, Lafayette, LA
A festive downtown event venue, Esprit de Coeur also offers dinner theater once a month to the public as well as by private appointment. Now that’s a fun way to spend an evening!
10. Seaplane ride
Want to explore Louisiana in a whole new way? Consider a seaplane ride! There are a bunch of awesome companies that can give you a view of the coast you’ll never forget.
11. Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival, West Monroe, LA
While Louisiana is known for many types of music, Celtic isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. But this festival celebrates the unique music year after year!
Do you know of any other unique events that should be on this list? Please let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading!