756 W Plains-Port Hudson Rd, Zachary Louisiana 70791
225-654-3775 Toll Free: 877-226-7652
At this park you can step back in time by taking the wheelchair/stoller-accessible trail and elevated broadwalk over the breastworks in the Fort Desperate area, along six miles of trails through beautiful hardwood forests and over the ravines which formed defensive boundaries. Three observation towers link the battlefield visually. The 909-acre site also features a picnic area, four outdoor cannon displays, a museum with an audio/visual program, artifacts and interpretive displays which enable the visitor to see the tremendous effect the Civil War had on the life and culture of Louisiana. Costumed rangers, special events and reenactments provide a unique and educational experience for all.
Other Louisiana State Parks nearby:
(Zachary) Port Hudson State Historic Site
(Washington) Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area
12/21 Coming to The Zachary area
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.
Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.