Discover DeSoto on the northwestern boundary of Louisiana

By | 2019-07-29T16:26:26-06:00 July 7th, 2019|

Discover DeSoto on the northwestern boundary of Louisiana, at the Texas state line. From natural areas like Toledo Bend Lake to living history reenactments at Civil War battlefield sites, to small town Main Streets, DeSoto Parish beckons you with rural charm and hospitality. Drive though rolling, piney woods, view beautiful, mid-19th-century Greek Revival architecture, pick ripe berries in-season, and explore historic cemeteries. After dining on amazing, fried fish and hot water cornbread, shop local, eclectic stores for the perfect souvenir and then settle in to a cozy bed & breakfast.

Cycling, hiking, birding, and fishing are favorite outdoor activities, and with more than 30 structures on the National Register of Historic Places, the area is a treasure trove of exploration!

And don’t miss Balloons Over DeSoto on July 14, 2019! Colorful hot air balloons will be flying and landing at the C. E. “Rusty” Williams Airport in Grand Cane. The event will be filled with family fun with activities scheduled from 4:00 PM until the festival closes at 10:00 PM.  Contact: jmckinney@desotoppj.com for additional information or follow us on Facebook  Free Admission.

Below is the schedule of events for “Balloons over Desoto” on July 14, 2019.

4:00 pm    Gate & Carnival Opens

4:15 – 5:45 PM  Erick Willis and Band

6:00 – 6:10 PM  Announce Winners of Car Show

6:15 – 7:25 PM Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames

7:30 – 8:30 PM Pole Grab (Balloons fly over and Ring Toss)

8:30 – 9:30 PM  Balloon Glow

9:30 – 9:45 PM  Fireworks

10:00 PM  Gates Close

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