Promoting Rural Tourism Along U.S. Highway 65 in Louisiana

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Louisiana Delta 65 Logo - Promoting Rural Tourism Along US Highway 65 in Louisiana Wildlife Refuges welcome visitors in fun, educational, safe environments to learn about wildlife conservation... Delicious Southern food like boiled crawfish, fried green tomatoes, grits and so much more Beautiful sunsets, sunrises and outdoor natural beauty are all around in the Delta 65 area

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Bayou Cocodrie
National Wildlife Refuge

Byerley House Museum

CJ Walker

Crescent Plantation

Cushy Alpacas

Delta Music Museum

Delta Airlines Beginnings

Flag Plaza

Frogmore  Plantation


Grants Canal

Hermoine Museum

Jerry Lee Lewis Home Tour

Lake Bruin State Park

Lake Concordia

Lake Providence

Lake St. John

Louisiana Cotton Museum

Mississippi River

Poverty Point Historical Site

Tensas River
National Wildlife Refuge

Thomas Jason Lingo
Community Center 


Underground Railroad Marker

Winter Quarters

What Else We've Got:

Okra Salt Domes | Agriculture | Hiking | Wildlife  | Ancient Mounds | Festivals | Much More!

There ought to be a law against anybody going to Europe until they have seen the things we have in this country.

- Will Rogers

Events Near US Hwy 65 in Louisiana



Please see the 2008 Calendar for CURRENT events.  We left this page online for reference only, so you/we can refer to 2007 events.


  March 28-31
North LA Bluegrass Festival
Oak Grove
Contact 318-428-3390 or 428-5282


East Carroll Bass Tournament
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
Contact Francis Lensing: 318-559-4136


  Saturday, April 14, 2007
Annual Spring Market on the Riverwalk
Contact: 318-336-1400


  April 7, 2007
Delta Music Festival
Contact: 318-757-9999


  April 13-14, 2007
Fiddles & Vittles Festival

Vidalia Riverfront RV Park
Contact: 318-336-6262
or 601-431-8843


  May 12, 2007
Sixth Annual Snake Rodeo
Lake Providence, LA
Registration begins at 8:00 AM, contest at 9:00 AM
$30 registration fee per two-person team
For more information, please call 
East Carroll Sheriff's Office at 318-559-2800


  2nd Saturday in June
Soul Food and Heritage Festival
Lake Providence  (East Carroll Parish)
Contact: Bobbie Facen: 318-559-5200


July Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Community Assessment by University of Central Arkansas UCA's Community Development Institute Interviews and focus groups to find out more about the area For more information, contact Jennifer Tanner - 501-269-8950 Email:    

Saturday, August 11, 2007 ( 2nd Sat. in August)
Cotton States Triathlon
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
Includes 1/4 mile swim, 18 mile bike ride, and 3.1 mile run
Sanctioned race - results go to USAT for 2007 rankings 
For more information, contact:
Ashley Bray, Race Director at 318-559-5479 and Fax: 318-559-6605


  August 7-9, 2007
Second Annual Miss-Lou Regional 
Tourism Summit

Opportunities to improve skills in creating new attractions and enhancing existing ones.
For more information, visit 


  Last Weekend in September
Jim Bowie Festival

Vidalia (Concordia Parish)
Contact Chamber 318-336-8223


  September 13, 14, & 15, 2007
Jesse James Trade Days & Outlaw Roundup

Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish)


October First Weekend in October (and April, too)
North LA Bluegrass Festival
Oak Grove
Contact 318-428-3390



  Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Teddy Bearfest '07
Tallulah (Madison Parish) 
At the grounds of Tallulah High School
"Centennial Celebration of President Theodore Roosevelt's trip to Madison Parish in pursuit of the black bear" 
Handmade Arts and Crafts, Food Booths, Entertainment, street performers, live bands on two stages, kid's games and more.
For more information, contact Tina Johnson, Madison Parish Tourism Commission 1-888-744-8410 or 318-574-8519 or 


  Saturday, October 13
Make A Difference Day 
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
(even though National celebration is on October 27th). Registration begins at 8AM across from Capital 1 Bank, and community projects take place until noon. In 2004, Lake Providence was selected as the best Make A Different Day in Northeastern Louisiana by Monroe's NEWS-STAR.
  October 19 - 21, 2007
7th Annual Vidalia Landing Flea Market
Vidalia (Riverwalk)
Contact: 318-336-5572 or 336-5348
Web Site:


  October 20, 2007
Cotton Museum Country Folk Life & Trade Day
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
9AM to 3PM, spaces available for $5. 
For further information call 318 559-2041
  Tuesday, October , 2007
Carson Barnes Circus
At the Corner of US-65 South and Highway 3181
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
Two performances, one at 4:30PM, one at 7:30PM. Tickets in advance - $12 adults, $6 students, 
Tickets at the box office - $16 adults, $8 students. 
November November 23
Lighting of Christmas trees
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
Along Lake Providence, the lake

November 26
Angel Tree Project
for children begins 
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
East Carroll Parish Library at 109 Sparrow Street 

November 29
Lighting of Christmas tree at the Court House
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
5:00 PM 1st and Hood Street

December December 1, 2007 
Christmas Parade
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
Begins at 5:30 PM - Parade Route on Hwy 65, 
starting at Sparrow and Martin Luther King Drive
Trees on the lake are lit and it is beautiful and festive!! 
Contact:Pearl Hill 318-559-2288

Dec. 7, 2007
Traveling Tabernacle Chorus
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
7PM - Grace Episcopal Church at 522 Lake Street

Dec. 9, 2007
Traveling Tabernacle Chorus
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish) 
4PM - First United Methodist Church at 
407 lst Street


  1st Friday pm and the following Sunday
Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish)
Traveling Tabernacle Choir (TTC)
Contact: Betty Reed 318-559-5125




Towns >  Lake Providence  Oak Grove  Transylvania    Tallulah   Newellton   St. Joseph   Vidalia   Ferriday
Parishes >  East Carroll  West Carroll  Madison   Tensas  Concordia

Louisiana Delta 65, Inc.
114 North Cedar Street
Tallulah, Louisiana  71282-3811
Telephone:  318-574-2465