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Rivertown Theaters…

Jun 27 - 30, 2017
Join us for a delightful children's production this summer with the popular… more

Bastille Day FĂȘte at…

Jul 14 - 14, 2017
Join us for the annual Bastille Day Fete at the New Orleans Museum of Art.… more

Bastille Day…

Jul 15 - 15, 2017
Join us for an evening of music, food, arts and crafts, a costume contest,… more

French Cultural Fete

Jul 15 - 15, 2017
Come celebrate Nouvelle Orleans at the French Cultural Fete at the Louisiana… more

Farm & Table Jamboree

Sep 9 - 9, 2017
Farm & Table Jamboree is a FREE admission event open to the public that… more

New Orleans Saints…

Sep 17 - 17, 2017
The New Orleans Saints & New England Patriots kick-off at Noon. more

New Orleans Saints…

Oct 1 - 1, 2017
The New Orleans Saints & Miami Dolphins kick-off at 8:30 AM. more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 6 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

New Orleans Saints…

Oct 15 - 15, 2017
The New Orleans Saints & Detroit Lions kick-off at Noon. more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

NOLA Cochon de Lait…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
The First Annual NOLA Cochon de Lait Festival will take place on October 21,… more

NOLA Mac n Cheese…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us for the 1st Annual Mac N Cheese Fest. The inaugural Festival will… 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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