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Cajun culture

Tubing on the Bogue Chitto River. photo courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.com

Summer in coastal Louisiana is all about making memories – for friends and families and anyone interested in getting the most out of a day spent in nature.  Tubing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, all offer hours of fun in and around the water.  Long, sun-kissed days can even segue into cool, come-out-and-play evenings when you just don’t want the fun to stop. Here are just a few suggestions for a memorable summer day in our part of Louisiana:

Vermilion Parish 

Mardi Gras King Cake - Lake Charles on Louisiana's Coast

What’s unique? What’s popular?

Mardi Gras is one of those holidays that is a bit quirky since it feels like it should be a national holiday to everyone who lives in Louisiana. We Louisianans have to remind ourselves that not everyone chases chickens, dresses up in regalia and glitter or has the world’s longest tailgate party, waiting on parades – or – puts a baby in King Cake! So, what’s Mardi Gras like along Louisiana’s Coast?

Here are some highlights:

The Louisiana Coast Is Wild About the “Rougarou”


Louisiana Coast, September 2014 – The Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition’s mission isn’t just about promoting tourism to the 10 parishes that touch the Gulf of Mexico; it’s also about preserving the unique culture of the area and finding ways to invite others to experience the stories and traditions that make this region among the most fascinating in the United States. Coastal Louisiana is rife with legends … practically one for every day of the year.

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