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Back to School and Holidays Right Around the Corner

It was a busy summer in the City of Lights. If you missed the fireworks displays, they were spectacular as always. The NSU Folk Festival gave vendors an opportunity to display their wares and inform visitors and natives alike about our rich history. While the children are returning to school or getting ready to do so, Natchitoches is gearing up for a busy fall festival and holiday season.

If you know Natchitoches, you know that this is the birthplace of the meat pie. The 12th Annual Meat Pie Festival will be held September 12 and 13 on the riverbank downtown. Don't forget to make time to attend the Natchitoches Parish Fair September 21 through September 27. The carnival opens Wednesday, September 24 and offers family friendly fun for all.

Can you believe that the holidays are almost here? Bring the kids downtown for Witch Way on Main Street for a safe Halloween activity on October 31 with candy, face painting, and spooky treats.

The City of Lights is gearing up to put its best holiday face forward. Please join us on Saturday, November 22 as we turn on over 300,000 Christmas lights for our "Turn on the Holidays" event in downtown Natchitoches. This event marks the opening ceremony for the Christmas Festival.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 marks the 88th Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s premiere holiday event. Ranked 3rd "Best Holiday Light Show" in the nation by, celebrate the Christmas Season in Louisiana's oldest city! Enjoy our daylong festival filled with live musical entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, a parade and a magnificent fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the riverbank of Cane River Lake. Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank. Prior to November 1: $6 ages 12 & over, $4 children 6-11 & Free under 5. Festival Day: $8 ages 12 & over, $4 children 6-11 & Free under 5.

Please make your reservations for these and other great events in the City of Lights. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Come home to St. Luke.

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