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1970 Jazzfest Movies

Apr 17 - 17, 2014
Join the Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum’s… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

White Glove…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
The National WWII Museum It’s one thing to read on an exhibit label… more

Audubon Aquarium of…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Audubon Aquarium will host Party for the Planet, with events including live… more

Lake Fest

May 10 - 10, 2014
This is a one day music fest with local food vendors, arts & crafts vendors… more

2014 Youth Musical…

Jun 2 - 22, 2014
DEAR EDWINA is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. Thirteen… more

Twilight Summer Camps…

Jun 2 - 26, 2014
WHO: In partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, St.… more

2014 Youth Musical…

Jun 7 - 27, 2014
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss… more

Save Our Lake & Coast…

Jun 27 - 28, 2014
Our 17th annual fishing rodeo. Fish anywhere in the Pontchartrain Basin. Weigh… more

Adventures in Dance…

Jul 7 - 25, 2014
WHO: In partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission,… more

JPAS Summer Musical…

Jul 14 - Aug 3, 2014
  THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR., based on the zany musical that has taken… more

1970 Jazzfest Movies

Apr 17 - 17, 2014
Join the Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum’s… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… 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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