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Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Beetlemania at…

Sep 6 - 7, 2014
It's a beetle invasion at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium! Visitors to… more

Family Fun Day Aboard…

Sep 6 - 6, 2014
As the summer begins, the NATCHEZ invites families, extended families and… more

Steamboat Natchez…

Sep 6 - 6, 2014
Join the Steamboat Natchez for a fun family cruise on September 6. Reservations… more

“KIDS MOVE AND SING”…

Sep 13 - 13, 2014
Join us for a back to School Celebration for indoor live music and workshops… more

Critter Cinema,…

Sep 13 - 13, 2014
 Critter Cinema, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held at the Louisiana… more

Free Kinder Garden at…

Sep 13 - 13, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 13 - 13, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be presenting the Dr. Suess… more

PLAYBUILD OUTSIDE THE…

Sep 13 - 13, 2014
Interactive outdoor playground hosted by the educational group Playbuild:… more

Rodeo New Orleans

Sep 13 - 14, 2014
Join us for Louisiana's Richest Rodeo at UNO Lakefront Arena on September 13… more

Free Kinder Garden at…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be presenting the Dr. Suess… more

Auditions for Ballet…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
AUDITIONS for Ballet Hysell's, The Nutcracker will be Sunday, September 21,… more

Family Yoga at Longue…

Sep 23 - 23, 2014
Mothers, fathers or caregivers and children 3 months to crawling can join in on… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 27 - 27, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be presenting the Dr. Suess… more

Gretna Heritage…

Oct 3 - 5, 2014
Celebrating 20 years the Gretna Heritage Festival, encompassing 25 city blocks,… more

Kinder Garden: Creepy…

Oct 7 - 7, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

44th Annual New…

Oct 10 - 12, 2014
Precious Gemstones, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, & Jewelry! Demonstrations of… more

Gentilly Fest

Oct 10 - 12, 2014
Free to the public, Gentilly Fest celebrates all things … more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… 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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