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May 6 - 6, 2016
Free admission to the gardens at Longue Vue as part of the National Public… more

Mother's Day - Join…

May 8 - 8, 2016
Live Music! Drink Specials! Special Menus and flowers for the lady! more

The 1975 with the…

May 8 - 8, 2016
One of the breakthrough British bands of the past decade, The 1975 will take… more

Zulu Social Aid &…

May 8 - 8, 2016
Join us for the first annual Zulu on the Bayou Festival - A Mother's Day Music… more

Saenger Theatre…

May 13 - 15, 2016
Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is… more

GWN Greater New…

May 14 - 14, 2016
Dragon boat meets Dixieland during this action-packed day of racing on… more

"Sonnets in the…

May 16 - 16, 2016
Poetry Reading with Peter Cooley, English Dept., Tulane Univ. & State Poet… more

Bayou Boogaloo

May 20 - 22, 2016
Enjoy three days full of music, art, and food on beautiful Bayou St. John… more

First Folio! Family…

May 22 - 22, 2016
With Adam McKeown, English Dept., Tulane Univ. more

Family Equality Day

Jun 12 - 12, 2016
Pack a picnic basket and join Longue Vue House and Gardens for its first… more

"The Elements" Kids…

Jun 20 - 24, 2016
Painting with a Twist is offering two summer sessions of "The… more

HUKA Entertainment…

Jun 27 - 27, 2016
Vans Warped Tour is a "punk rock summer camp" on wheels where music,… more

Ringling Bros. and…

Jul 7 - 10, 2016
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME® -… more

Rivertown Theaters…

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

"The Elements" Kids…

Jul 18 - 22, 2016
Painting with a Twist is offering summer sessions of "The Elements"… more

Guns N' Roses: Not In…

Jul 31 - 31, 2016
Following months of intense rumor, speculation and feverish excitement from… more

Free Admission to…

May 6 - 6, 2016
Free admission to the gardens at Longue Vue as part of the National Public… more

Mother's Day - Join…

May 8 - 8, 2016
Live Music! Drink Specials! Special Menus and flowers for the lady! 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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