- This week in Louisiana history. April 28, 1761. Gov. Jacques Pilippe, born in Jefferson Parish.
- This week in New Orleans history. On Saturday, April 30,
1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert
Livingston, James Monroe, and Barbé Marbois in Paris.
Jefferson announced the treaty to the American people on July
4. After the signing of the Louisiana Purchase agreement in
1803, Livingston made this famous statement, "We have lived
long, but this is the noblest work of our whole lives...From
this day the United States take their place among the powers
of the first rank."
- This week in Louisiana.
Ahoy! It's the
The Louisiana Pirate Festival
May 3-13, 2018
Experience our unique pirate and seafaring festival with events on both land and sea, including watercraft exhibitions and a fireworks display over the lake.
On the shores of historic Lake Charles, the Louisiana Pirate Festival showcases entertainment by a variety of talented musicians, performers and artists. Plus, this year’s festival also includes the inaugural Louisiana Pirate Festival Costume Ball and the first-ever Louisiana Pirate Festival Parade Extravaganza!
Join us for a family-friendly event with cannon demonstrations, costume contests, local arts and crafts, themed souvenirs, a boat parade, a Little Matey Children’s Area with Captain Crabbe, a petting zoo and inflatables, daily Buccaneer parades on site, pirogue building and rain gutter pirate ship races, games and attractions, including the acclaimed Todd Armstrong Carnival, a Barbecue Competitors Alliance Cajun Pirate BBQ Cook-Off and more. And don't miss our Culinary Coffer where you'll discover a treasure of great Pirate-pleasing foods. Shiver me timbers, we’re going to have some fun!
- Postcards from the Resistance. We talk to Alex Bozeman, who spoke at this week's Earth Day Rally in Ruston, LA.
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