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Lovebirds at Eagle Expo Cajun Coast
See the BirdsFalling this year on Valentine’s Day weekend, the Eagle Expo is a great experience for lovebirds and bird lovers. Including boat tours into waterways to spot majestic birds, a live raptor presentation, Water & Nature Expo & more, you’ll have an adventurous weekend on the Cajun... read more
Cajun Coast Paddling Trail
Did you know that more than half of Americans left vacation time on the table last year— 768 million unused vacation days! Don’t waste your days off, Cher! January 28 is National Plan for Vacation Day, take the day to plan at least one adventure to the Cajun Coast!There are so many ways to have a... read more
Christmas on the Cajun Coast
Celebrate Christmas in a place that knows how to put the joy into any event. Here, we turn everyday events into reasons to celebrate, so you can imagine how big we do the holidays! We’ve already put up the lights and the mistletoe, and Père Noël has readied his Cajun sleigh with eight, tiny gators... read more
Get together on the Cajun Coast
Take the stress out of the holidays and get together on the Cajun Coast! Not only will you find a lot to do for the whole family, but amazing dining, holiday festivities, and great holiday hotel rates await you on the Cajun Coast!Our beautiful, historic towns dress up for the holidays, featuring... read more
Ghosts on the Coast
From the rougarou who inhabits the misty, murky waters of the Atchafalaya Basin, to Civil Water battle sites said to be grounds for restless spiritual activity, along with many antebellum mansions and historic properties, the Cajun Coast is ripe for delving into ghostly sightings. We have been... read more
Cypress Lake Resort Cajun Coast
There is nothing more peaceful than camping along the water’s edge, especially on the Cajun Coast where we have so many waterways! And to make it even more appealing, Louisiana’s State Parks are offering discounts during the fall! See the discounts here! We boast the beautiful, nearby... read more
Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Cajun Coast
Labor Day weekend is synonymous with the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival on the Cajun Coast, but August will also boast another big event this year! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the movie, Easy Rider, filmed on the Cajun Coast, the Bikers on the Bayou annual event promises to be even easier... read more
Things to do with Kids on the Cajun Coast
If the good old summer time means finding stuff for the kids to do without spending a fortune, the Cajun Coast has got you covered! We have put together a Family-friendly itinerary, and a list of the top FREE or Cheap things for kids to do this summer!EDUCATION & EXPLORATIONKids will enjoy... read more
Catch time together on he Cajun Coast
Have Them Meet You on the Cajun Coast! Picking the perfect location is the easiest part of planning your next family reunion-we've got it all right here on the Cajun Coast!We're a sampler of everything Louisiana offers, with plenty for your whole crew to enjoy. Swamp tours of the exotic Atchafalaya... read more
Whether your great outdoors is paddling on a meandering trail in the vastness of the Atchafalaya Basin, taking a swamp tour cruise with a local character, or simply taking in the beauty of the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway, you can find your path to the great outdoors all across the Cajun Coast!With the... read more
Festivals on the Cajun Coast
The Cajun Coast Spring Festival Season begins in earnest with three signature festivals and the weekly Rhythms on the River in April!The Cypress Sawmill Festival opens with the KQKI Country Music Showdown - come see your favorite local talent compete and win! Also, Songs on the Bayou performers... read more
Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast
Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” is a day of feasting and celebration before the traditional observance of Lent, a time of fasting and sacrifice for 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday. The date is based on the spring equinox, so it varies each year. Mardi Gras Day is March 5 in 2019 and will feature... read more
Eagle Expo
Celebrate the eagle and other birds during Eagle Expo February 22-23, and find amazing birding and wildlife viewing on the Cajun Coast any time of year. There will be a dozen tour options to go out into the waterways to see eagles and other birds on Friday and Saturday of the Expo, as well as... read more
New Year. New Adventures. Cajun Coast
If your New Year’s resolutions include more adventures – come on down to the Cajun Coast, and we’ll help you check adventuring off your list! Paddle the Atchafalaya, blaze a trail, take in culture, or even play the slots! We’ve got you covered!There are so many ways to have a great time on the... read more
Come Christmas on the Cjaun Coast
Come Christmas on the Cajun Coast where holiday events are magnified with the beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin and the Louisiana coastline! We will treat you to Cajun fare, hospitality, and live music, where joy, or joie de vivre is a normal way of life! Enjoy The Most Wonderful Time of the Year on... read more
Give Thanks on the Cajun Coast
You love your family, but let’s face it, hotels were made for when family comes to town! And the Cajun Coast has got you covered this holiday season! Take the stress out of Thanksgiving and find your folks a great rate with Friends & Family Holiday Hotel rates on the Cajun Coast!While you... read more
Lighthouse Festival on the Cajun Coast
Fall, like in most parts of the country, signals harvest time! On the Cajun Coast that also means festivals to celebrate!Not only will you want to visit the Cajun Coast every weekend in October for festival fun, you’ll want to check out the specials and deals section to get a great rate on your... read more
Scenic drive on the Cajun Coast
Take a Drive Along the Coast The fall is such a nice time for a drive. As the weather cools a bit, you might even be able to put the top down as you head to the coast for a scenic byway drive along the road less traveled. While the Cajun Coast is likely more known for the Atchafalaya Basin and its... read more
Paddling on the Cajun Coast
When temperatures rise, we naturally flock to the water’s edge, and luckily, the Cajun Coast has a lot of water to enjoy! And with an abundance of water comes an abundance of diverse water activities. We have organized them into the top ten favorites.1. Freshwater Fishing – Fishing spots are... read more
If you are a motorcycle enthusiast or BBQ aficionado, you will want to set your course for the Cajun Coast in July!In honor of the 50th anniversary of the movie, Easy Rider, filmed on the Cajun Coast, the Bikers on the Bayou event is hosting some Easy-themed activities as part of their annual event... read more
Paddling on the Cajun Coast
When, “Hurray, school is out for the summer,” turns into “I’m bored,” the Cajun Coast has got you covered! Not only are there plenty of outdoor places to roam, we even have some sneaky educational options that are so much fun, they won’t even notice they are learning!Summer is great for... read more
Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail Cajun Coast
The Atchafalaya Basin is the nation's largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of the nation's most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps and bayous. The Cajun Coast has many options to explore this vast wilderness along with even more waterways to explore!The Atchafalaya Water... read more
Live Music on the Cajun Coast
When you think “Cajun” you automatically think food and music, and the Cajun Coast has its fill of both, but music takes the stage, literally this spring.Not only is there so much live music on the Cajun Coast that a live music calendar is published each week, but the Bayou Songwriter’s Festival... read more
Bayou birding on the Cajun Coast
While we celebrate the Eagle during Eagle Expo in February, birding and wildlife viewing is amazing on the Cajun Coast throughout the spring. Located along the Mississippi Flyway, the Cajun Coast is home to some of the most awe-inspiring birdwatching opportunities in the country. More than 300... read more
Mardi Gras Dancer Cajun Coast
Traditionally, the Mardi Gras season begins on January 6, the Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day when the Wise Men visited the Christ child, and continues through Mardi Gras Day, always 40 days before Easter which is set based on the spring equinox. Mardi Gras includes not only the “Throw Me Something,... read more
Christmas on the Cajun Coast
Christmas is a magical time of year, but when you Christmas on the Cajun Coast, that magic becomes even more magical, when holiday events are coupled with exploring the beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin, feasting on Cajun fare, and meeting locals whose holiday hospitality is practiced all year long.... read more
Family reunion on the Cajun Coast
“How’s Your Mom-and-Dem”? As the greeting goes, and with Thanksgiving the fourth week in November, thoughts turn this time of year to family. Family is very important on the Cajun Coast where generations have made their living along its waterways. And we have everything you need to plan the perfect... read more
Harvest Moon Festival on the Cajun Coast
From Harvests to Historic Exploration - there's plenty to do on the Cajun Coast this fall!1) Fall, like in many parts of the country, means harvest festivals. At the end of October, both Franklin and Patterson have fall festivals.And Arlington Plantation has added a Ghost Tour! Franklin Merchant’s... read more
As summer slowly begins to give way to fall, everyone wants to be outside, including the animals along the Cajun Coast. Alligator spotting becomes more frequent on swamp tours and birds traveling along our flyway to warmer climates fill the skies and skim along the water’s edge.People long to be... read more
Shrimp & Petroleum - (and Other Unique Things on the Cajun Coast!)Shrimp and petroleum are generally not uttered in the same sentence, but the Cajuns of South Louisiana are used to doing things a little differently than the rest of the world. Beginning more than 80 years ago as a blessing of... read more

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