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Family Art Day

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Join the Newcomb Art Gallery for a kid-friendly tour and hands-on activities… 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

Ballet Hysell's, "The…

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

ARISE Academy Benefit…

Sep 22 - 22, 2014
ARISE Academy is partnering with Bayou Kayak for a fundraiser. Rent a… more

Family Yoga at Longue…

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

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 23 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 23 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

ARISE Academy Benefit…

Sep 25 - 27, 2014
ARISE Academy is partnering with Bayou Kayak for a fundraiser. Rent a… more

Jefferson Performing…

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

Cafe Istanbul

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
Come and enjoy live performances by Amanda Shaw, Charmaine Neville, and other… 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

Girl Scout Brownies…

Oct 11 - 11, 2014
Visit the Discovery Garden for a day of exploration, investigation, learning,… more

Celebracion Latina

Oct 12 - 12, 2014
Celebración Latina at the Zoo's Capital One Stage and Field will offer… more

Kinder Garden: Creepy…

Oct 14 - 14, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 17 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Family Art Day

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Join the Newcomb Art Gallery for a kid-friendly tour and hands-on activities… 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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