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Mahalia Jackson…

Feb 12 - 12, 2016
Peppa Pig, star of Entertainment One's (eOne) top-rated TV series, airing daily… more

Critter Cinema,…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Join us for  Critter Cinema, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA.  Great… more

Jazz Market Family Day

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Jazz Books; Board Games; Crafts more

Valentine‚Äôs Day…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Come celebrate the sweet holiday of Valentine’s Day! Make valentines,… more

African-American…

Feb 20 - 20, 2016
African-American Heritage Festival Sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz &… more

Monster Jam

Feb 20 - 20, 2016
Monster Jam® is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment… more

Lakefront Arena…

Feb 24 - 28, 2016
The UniverSoul Circus arrives at the Lakefront Arena grounds! We'll see you… more

United Way's 16th…

Feb 26 - 26, 2016
United Way of Southeast Louisiana presents the 16th Annual “Got… more

Leap Year Celebration

Feb 27 - 27, 2016
It only happens once every four years so come and celebrate at the Louisiana… more

The Legend of Zelda:…

Apr 1 - 1, 2016
Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is an orchestral performance of musical themes… more

Winter Jam 2016

Apr 1 - 1, 2016
No ticket required- just $10 at the door! Continuing… more

Harlem Globetrotters

Apr 2 - 2, 2016
April 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM Add to calendar April 2, 2016 … more

NOLA Food Fest

Apr 2 - 3, 2016
The 8th Annual NOLA FoodFest has moved to Spanish Plaza along with the… more

Sol Bowl

Apr 17 - 17, 2016
Who: Celebrities + YOU and your CREW! What: You and your 3 closest buds,… more

Saenger Theatre…

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