JANUARY - Creole Heritage Festival. Demonstrations, exhibitions and performances of traditional Creole music, dance, food ways, folk, crafts, art and religious traditions are included in the day\'s activities.
APRIL – Jazz R & B Festival. Lots of sounds of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Cajun and Zydeco musicians from across the South. Over 20 bands playing continuous music on four stages on the banks of the scenic Cane River in downtown historic Natchitoches.
OCTOBER - Adais Caddo Indian Tribe Pow Wow. The Adias Caddo Indian Tribe of Louisiana hold an annual Pow Wow on the third Saturday of October. The Pow Wow is a memorial dance in honour of the forefathers celebrating our Indian heritage.
DECEMBER - Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Held every first Saturday in December. There are over 300,000 Christmas bulbs which are strung along the Cane River Lake creating a fairyland of multi-coloured lights. Fireworks and entertainment every Saturday in December.
Natchitoches sits 130 feet above sea level and therefore has more semi-tropical climate. Winter months are usually mild with short cold spell. Summer months are quite hot and humid.