Krewe of Highland Parade


Northwest Louisiana prides itself on the fact that it's a hub for local events that comprise delicious food, lighthearted fun and a taste of culture for young and old alike. The region is home to a variety of events throughout the year that showcase just how passionate Northwest Louisiana residents are about the communities in which they live. A warm atmosphere and sense of togetherness are hallmarks of the many events the region hosts throughout the year, such as the popular, family-friendly Red River Revel.

As the premier event in the region, the annual Red River Revel is an eight-day festival that features art, music and delicious Southern cuisine. Festivalgoers find themselves faced with tasteful depictions of sculpture, fine jewelry, photography and oil paintings, to name but some of the innumerable presentations of art and local craftsmanship.

Those who are interested in learning about the rich history and culture of Northwest Louisiana, walking tours are the perfect way to do so. The region hosts a number of other festivals throughout the year, including the Meat Pie Festival—a deeply rooted, regional tradition—and the well known, highly attended Christmas Festival of Lights.