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Crawloween at …

Oct 30 - 31, 2014
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Krewe of Boo- New…

Oct 30 - 30, 2014
The Krewe of Boo Halloween night parade will have several elaborate theme… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 30 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

Girl Scout Daisies:…

Nov 1 - 1, 2014
Come visit the Discovery Garden for a day of exploration, learning, friendship,… more

Kinder Garden: Creepy…

Nov 4 - 18, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Art of the Cup Tea

Nov 5 - 5, 2014
Join us for the Art of Cup Tea at Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel. The… more

Sesame Street Live…

Nov 7 - 9, 2014
No matter where you're from or where you've been, everyone is special - so join… more

8th Annual Central…

Nov 15 - 15, 2014
The Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Association is… more

Girl Scout Day at…

Nov 15 - 15, 2014
Take a guided tour through the lovely house at Longue Vue, leisurely explore… more

Growing Gardeners

Nov 15 - 15, 2014
Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical… more

ReptiDay New Orleans…

Nov 15 - 15, 2014
ReptiDay New Orleans is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering… more

Family Workshop: Navy…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Whether in the Atlantic or the Pacific, it was the US Navy's job to control the… more

Growing Gardeners:…

Nov 22 - 22, 2014
Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 23 - 23, 2014
Kids get the royal holiday treatment at their own Celebration in the Oaks… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas in the…

Dec 01, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015
Celebrate the season in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District with dazzling… more

The Musical…

Dec 4 - 5, 2014
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old:… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 6 - 6, 2014
Join us for the  Jazz Brunch with Santa! There will be  both the Jazz… more

"12 Days of…

Dec 12 - 12, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

Crawloween at …

Oct 30 - 31, 2014
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween… more

Tax Free Shopping

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

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, etc.  Tax Free stores also include manufacturer outlets, other department stores, jewelry stores, art and antique stores, computers and electrical appliances, 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, along with the associated sales receipt or invoice.  To obtain the refund at the "Refund Center" in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 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, 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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