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Carousel Gardens…

Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2016
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HUKA Entertainment…

Jun 27 - 27, 2016
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Jun 28 - Aug 2, 2016
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Jun 29 - Jul 27, 2016
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Jun 30 - 30, 2016
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Jul 1 - 15, 2016
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Jul 2 - 30, 2016
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French Dog Contest

Jul 15 - 15, 2016
Dress your pup à la Française and enter for a chance to win some… more

Rivertown Theaters…

Jul 15 - 24, 2016
Click your heels together and join the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and… more

BASTILLE DAY…

Jul 17 - 17, 2016
Live music with Harmonouche begins at 3:00 pm. This may be the French… more

Painting with a Twist

Jul 17 - 17, 2016
It's Superized Summer Sunday! Paint a Big Canvas (24"x36") and get… more

"The Elements" Kids…

Jul 18 - 22, 2016
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Jul 18 - 22, 2016
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Guns N' Roses: Not In…

Jul 31 - 31, 2016
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Mahalia Jackson…

Oct 10 - 10, 2016
For the first time ever, The Octonauts are bringing their live stage show to… more

Carousel Gardens…

Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2016
Now is a great time to buy your season pass. The season pass even gets you… more

Tax Free Shopping

Did you know Louisiana was the first state in the U.S. to offer sales tax refunds to international visitors?  International visitors to the state of Louisiana are finding a shopping paradise in with a sales tax refund on purchases made at nearly 900 tax free stores. 

French Market Shopping

Not to be confused with "duty free" shops at international departure terminals in airports, "Louisiana Tax Free Shopping" is available at well known retail stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Best Buy, Macy's, J.C. Penney, Gucci, The Gap, Sears, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Coach, and many more stores.  Tax Free stores also include manufacturer outlets, department stores, jewelry stores, art and antique stores, computer and electrical appliance retailers, as well as hundreds of smaller specialty shops throughout the state.  Most of the major shopping centers in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area are tax-free zones.

The sales tax refund is provided on tangible items purchased at tax-free stores and permanently removed from the United States.  There is no refund for sales taxes paid for personal services, such as hotels, restaurants, entertainment and transportation.

Ladies Shopping

When making a purchase and showing a foreign passport or current official picture identification, the international visitor pays the purchase price, including the sales tax, and is given a voucher with the associated sales receipt or invoice.  To obtain the refund at the "Refund Center" in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the Downtown Refund Center located in Riverwalk Marketplace next to the Convention Center or the main branch of Capital One Bank in Lafayette and Shreveport, you must present all vouchers and corresponding sales receipts along with your passport and international travel ticket.  The refund is paid in U.S. currency up to $500.  Checks are issued on refunds over $500.  Refunds can also be obtained by mail.

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