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Exciting Events in Louisiana

Get to New Orleans for the Satchmo Summer Fest; inspired by legendary New Orleans jazz musician Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong; and take in three days of all the hot food, mini-parades, and live jazz you could want.

Enjoy one of the best hog dog baying events around and enjoy the Campfire Cookoff at Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials. See why they call Mardi Gras the “Greatest Free Show on Earth” and enjoy this multi-day festival that is one of the great traditions not just for Louisiana but for all of America.

Make sure you’re in the French Quarter for the Twelfth Night, when Mardi Gras season officially kicks off. Check out Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World to see how the floats and props that make the Mardi Gras parade and such treasured traditions are made. The festivals of the French Quarter have never disappointed people who love live musical performances and energetic crowds so book your trip today. 

Satchmo Summer Fest

One of the most prominent jazz festivals in New Orleans, the Satchmo Summer Fest commemorates the one, the only Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong.

Since 2001, Armstrong's 100th birthday, the streets of the French Quarter has filled with attendees of this beloved celebration.

Hosted at the Old U.S. Mint neighboring the French Market, the Satchmo Summer Fest is three days of hot food, and even hotter jazz.

Check out the exhibits, seminars, and mini-parades of the festival, then fill up on all famed creole cuisine that only New Orleans can provide.

Uncle Earl's Hog Dog Trials

One of Winnfield's most popular events, the Uncle Earl's Hog Dog Trials is a unique northern Louisana tradition. The event is primarily a hog dog baying event, held annually at the Winn Parish Fair Grounds, featuring canines containing a wild board as the main attraction.

Visitors frequently travel from as far as Mansfield to the west and Monroe to the north for what's consided the "Super Bowl of Hog Dog Baying." The event also features the Campire Cookoff with celebrity judges like the Mayor of Winnsfield and select television personalities.