10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Louisiana

Louisiana has plenty of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in style. Whether you’re a fan of traditional Thanksgiving festivities or you prefer to mix it up this year, check out any of these top Thanksgiving activities across Louisiana.

Human Horse Races, New Orleans, LA

In some areas, horse races are a popular part of the Thanksgiving weekend. In other areas, 5Ks and other races are hallowed traditions. New Orleans combines the two into its unique Human Horse Races, a Thanksgiving fundraising event you have to see.

Thanksgiving Camp, Mandeville, LA

Summer camps are lifesavers for parents whose kids are out of school while they’re working and who want productive things for their kids to do during the break. Mandeville’s Thanksgiving Camp does precisely this for the Thanksgiving break, with festive fun for kids of many ages.

Dueling Pianos at The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Add some class and sophistication to your Thanksgiving celebration by checking out a show of dueling pianos. The Wine Garden in Slidell offers this outstanding show that’s the perfect way to relax on your Thanksgiving evening.

Wild Turkey 3 Miler, West Monroe, LA

Run wild on Thanksgiving with West Monroe’s Wild Turkey 3 Miler. This fantastic local event is open to runners and walkers of all ages, but be sure to register in advance.

Arnaud’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Do Thanksgiving in a uniquely New Orleans way: with an incredible French dinner in the French Quarter. Arnaud’s Restaurant is a popular restaurant any day of the year but it serves up something truly special for Thanksgiving.

Christmas in Roseland, Shreveport, LA

Looking for something fun to do during the weekend of Thanksgiving? Check out Shreveport’s Christmas in Roseland. This limited-time winter wonderland is the perfect way to wrap up Thanksgiving and kick off the holiday season.

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt, Geismar, LA

Do something unique for Thanksgiving this year with a special Thanksgiving scavenger hunt. Hosted by the Ascension Parish Library, this event is designed for elementary-aged kids.

Crowne Plaza Thanksgiving Buffet, Baton Rouge, LA

What’s better than having a delicious Thanksgiving dinner? Having a delicious Thanksgiving dinner you don’t have to cook or clean up after. Head to the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge for its famous Thanksgiving buffet.

Tammany Turkey Trot, Covington, LA

If you’re in the Covington area, the Tammany Turkey Trot is the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving day. With a 5K and a 5-miler, everyone can choose their favorite.

Native American Heritage Celebration, Lacombe, LA

Pay homage to a core part of the Thanksgiving holiday, Native American history and heritage, at the Native American Heritage Celebration in Lacombe. This local festival is a fun and educational experience for all.

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