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Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 20, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Boo at the Zoo

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

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 20 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … 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

Newman Arts and the…

Oct 24 - 24, 2017
Newman Arts and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation in collaboration… more

WWII Air, Sea & Land…

Oct 27 - 29, 2017
This October, The National WWII Museum, Commemorative Air Force, and Greater… more

14th annual Louisiana…

Oct 28 - 28, 2017
Join The Historic New Orleans Collection on Saturday, October 28, for the 14th… more

The Outlet Collection…

Oct 28 - 28, 2017
  Who Dats of all ages are invited to start their Halloween celebrations… more

The Shops at the…

Oct 28 - 28, 2017
Calling all little ghosts and goblins to join the fun! The Shops at Canal Place… more

Chicago Bears @ New…

Oct 29 - 29, 2017
The New Orleans Saints & Chicago Bears kick-off at Noon. more

Inaugural Harvest…

Oct 29 - 29, 2017
Come celebrate the bounty of fall with a family friendly environment for the… more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers…

Nov 5 - 5, 2017
The New Orleans Saints & Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick-off at Noon. more

Bayou Road Balloon…

Nov 10 - 12, 2017
Join us for the first ever Bayou Road Balloon Festival  in the Greater… more

Washington Redskins @…

Nov 19 - 19, 2017
The New Orleans Saints & Washington Redskins kick-off at Noon. more

Celebration in the…

Nov 24, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Beignet Fest

Dec 2 - 2, 2017
Join us for the 2nd Annual  Beignet Fest at City Park. Beignet Fest… more

Carolina Panthers @…

Dec 3 - 3, 2017
The New Orleans Saints & Carolina Panthers kick-off at Noon. more

Caroling in Jackson…

Dec 17 - 17, 2017
Join in a truly moving annual tradition of Christmas caroling in  Jackson… more

Holiday Home Tour

Dec 17 - 17, 2017
Savor the holiday spirit and tour French Quarter residences dressed for the… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 20, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… 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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