Pointe Coupee Parish is one of the oldest settlements in the Mississippi River Valley. Its early French and African influence can still be found today in its friendly people and delicious cuisine. It is the birthplace of Louisiana public education with public schools dating back to the early 1880's. Twenty two fresh water lakes promotes fishing, boating, and hunting; making it a vacationers and retiree's paradise. Two of the largest lakes are False River and Old River and are over 20 miles long. Pointe Coupee Parish host a variety of events & festivals such as; The Fourth of July Boat Parade, Blessing of the Boats on Memorial Day Weekend, and The Harvest Festival. There are other events in our parish such as; The Annual Fordoche Fair and The Immaculate Conception Church Fair, Treasure's of Pointe Coupee Art Exhibit, Julien Poydras Museum & Arts Center Events, museum exhibits, historical tours, New Roads Multi-Use Center cowboy/cowgirl related events such as; barrel racing, bull riding, live stock shows, high school rodeo, and so much more.
Pointe Coupee Parish is proud to boast the third oldest Mardi Gras Parade in the state of Louisiana and host four parades every year. The most unique parade is the Lundi-Gras Parade and it is held at Old River Landing in Batchelor, LA. The Lundi Gras participants decorate farm equipment, utility vehicles, horses, wagons and each year decorate them to a theme. The parade route follows the Mississippi River Levee and it ends at Old River Landing where that facility over looks beautiful Old River. Be ready to enter the a greased pig contest, chase a chicken, dance to live Zydeco music, eat great foods, and so much more!
We would like to invite you to visit our delightful parish. We think Pointe Coupee Parish has so many points of interest and it will appeal to everyone.