North Louisiana Travel in the News

Webster Convention and Visitors Bureau earns top award

WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - One of the state's top tourism awards was recently presented to the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau. They were the recipient of the prestigious Louisiana Travel and Promotion Association's Louey Tourism Award. "It is such a...

Top bass lake, Toledo Bend, earns spot on 2016 Elite Series schedule

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Bassmaster Elite Series will once again return to the renowned fishery Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Louisiana-Texas border. B.A.S.S. announced the selection today in conjunction with the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission’s celebration of the lake...

Top 10 Local Restaurants in Monroe-West Monroe

I love it when someone does the work for me. There's no way I can ever eat at every great restaurant we have in Louisiana North. Thanks One of my favorite things to do is eat. Not kidding. I think heading out to a fun restaurant could even be...

Follow the Film Trail in Louisiana North by Christine Tibbetts

Movie travel offers way more than peering at some places where a favorite film launched, or so I discovered in Louisiana. Check out this notion in the state’s northwest corner where Shreveport and Minden embrace imagination and storytelling in multitudes of creative...

Taste of the Trail

Louisiana North is home to many local restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining.  The cities that make up Louisiana's Holiday Trail of Lights are certainly the exception.  Check out the latest news from Taste of the...

The Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde

BY CAMERON MAYNARD I’ve always wondered why certain histories morph into myths and legends. What is it about a Butch Cassidy or a John Dillinger that captures the imagination? Part of it might be our childlike fascination with outlaws, those individuals on the edges...

The Long and Winding Road

By Point of Vue @povmag · On August 1, 2015 Extending 432.2 miles, La. Highway 1 is Louisiana’s longest numbered highway. A historic reflection of where the state has been and where it’s going, the winding road connects the Bayou State’s oil and gas, cotton and bean...

  • Poverty Point - By Mona L. Hayden  Louisiana Road Trips Magazine Written by Jenny Ellerbe and Diana M. Greenlee (LSU PRESS) Recently designated a Unesco World Heritage Site (2014), Poverty Point’s earthen mounds and crescent shaped ridges are located near the village of Epps in northeast Louisiana, spanning 345 acres of historic property. Once the largest city in North America, […]
  • North Louisiana Celtic Festival - By   Louisiana Road Trips Magazine – Mon, Jun 27, 2016 The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it will host the 2016 Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival on Oct. 1, 2016 from 10am until 7pm. This exciting family-friendly event will once again be held in beautiful Kiroli Park in West Monroe. Admission to the […]
  • My Favorite Fishing Hole Goes Number One! - Reposted from “Louisiana Road Trips” My Favorite Fishing Hole Goes Number One! By Joe Joslin   Wed, Jul 01, 2015 Hello, anglers. If you are a frequent reader of this column and other writings of this blessed angler you know I often refer to Toledo Bend as My Favorite Fishing Hole. Well, it seems I am […]
  • Toledo Bend Lake Country – Bassmaster Elite Series - Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament Come enjoy the weigh-in show and free family festival at the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament, May 12-15, 2016 at Cypress Bend Park in Many, Louisiana. More information & Schedule of Events
  • Third Annual Louisiana State Games - CVB Contact: Scott Bruscato Phone: 318.387.5691 E-mail:     Third Annual Louisiana State Games Monroe-West Monroe, LA – The Monroe-West Monroe twin cities will host the third annual Louisiana State Games (LSG) with the majority of the events taking place in May. This year the LSG will offer 16 different sporting events for local […]
  • Scottish Society of the Louisiana Highlands presents the 15th Annual Scottish Tartan Festival - Scottish Society of the Louisiana Highlands P.O. Box 44431 Shreveport, LA 71134**–festival MEDIA RELEASE     MARCH 2016  For Immediate Release Details:               WHAT: The “15th Annual Scottish Tartan Festival” WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2016. 10am – 6pm WHERE: Scotland Farms, US Hwy 79 & LA 518 in Minden, LA COST:  Adults $5.00, Ages 6-12.  $3.00. […]
  • Chennault Museum to host Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day - Contact: Alex Powell 318-362-5540 Chennault Aviation & Military Museum will host an open house in recognition of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on Saturday, April 2. Vietnam veterans will be honored for their service, and the community is invited to attend and show their support. Free refreshments and tours of the museum’s many exhibits […]
  • National Hot Air Balloon Championship to be held in NWLA - SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) – Organizers are gearing up for the 2016 Red River Balloon Rally. Thursday, city leaders gathered at LSU Shreveport to announce this summer’s U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship games. “Our community has wanted a balloon festival back for years,” said Kelly Wells, Vice President of the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. But […]
  • Holiday Enchantment, German Style - Nutcrackers line the beautiful brick streets downtown while holiday ornamentation casts a bright glow throughout this charming German town of about 13,000 residents. Settled in 1836 when Charles Veeder built an inn just several miles from Bayou Dorcheat, Minden is rich in heritage and culture that’s often celebrated. In the following months, Veeder organized a […]
  • Holiday Events in Ruston - Ruston is most known for Louisiana Tech University and the Louisiana Peach Festival. However, one of the most exciting times to visit Ruston is when the weather cools off and the holiday season rolls in.  

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Minden – Holiday Trail of Lights @ Downtown area & historic district
Minden – Holiday Trail of Lights @ Downtown area & historic district
Nov 16 2017 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 2 2018 @ 12:00 am
Fasching Fifth Season Lights Fantastic Enjoy a self-driving tour of the Christmas lights after dark each day from Nov. 16 to Jan. 2, 2018. The holiday lights are officially switched on for the Fasching Fifth[...]

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