If you want more info/photos like the lovely one here, there's loads of info. on every state at http://awesomeamerica.com/louisiana/ to soak up.
I had the pleasure of attending the third annual White Linen Night in St. Francisville, LA this past weekend. It was a wonderful event full of offerings from area artists, artisans, musicians, chefs, antique sellers, etc. Citizens turned out in the cool afternoon and night to enjoy their neighbors' company and displayed wares up and down the main streets. There were even trolleys for those whose feet got tired of walking along the cobblestones!
Heck, why am I trying to explain the event when I have photos available?
Tell me, does your city, town, village, neighborhood host community events to bring people together? What's it like?