• Steel Magnolias filmed in Natchitoches

Steel Magnolias Tour of Filming Sites

Steel Magnolias NatchitochesCome celebrate 30 years of Steel Magnolias!
Blush & Bashful Weekend - November 7-10!

Weekend Event Itinerary (Subject to change)

Thursday, Nov. 7
2:00 PM - Armadillo Cake Contest. Entries will drop off cakes at the NSULA Family & Consumer Sciences Building, Room 225 (Columns Cafe) between 2:00-4:00 PM. Judging will begin at 4:30 PM.

Friday, Nov. 8
6:00 PM - Red Carpet Premiere of Steel Magnolias at Parkway Cinema where the movie originally premiered in 1989.

7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - Show times. $5 movie ticket (Friday only) Tickets can be purchased at HERE. (Showings continue through Nov.14)

Saturday, Nov. 9
9:30 AM - Unveiling of the Natchitoches Film Trail, location TBD

10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Easter Egg Hunt & Children's Activities in Beau Jardin 

2:00-3:00 PM - Steel Magnolias Movie Panel discussion and displays at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum

4:30 PM - Character Look-Alike Contest on the Downtown Riverbank Stage

7:00-10:00 PM - "A Blush and Bashful Evening: 30 Years of Steel Magnolias"
Accompany the owners of Steel Magnolia House B&B, Ms. Desiree And Mr. Dan Dyess of Natchitoches, La., along with their inn staff, for a Blush and Bashful Reception Remix. “A Blush and Bashful Evening: 30 Years of Steel Magnolias” will provide an enchanting evening full of lasting memories, fantastic catered Louisiana cuisine, toe-stomping Zydeco music, dancing, and a bleeding armadillo cake to die for! Cocktail attire, semi formal or 80’s themed is preferred. Tickets are limited and are now available for purchase for $100.00 per ticket. Please contact Amber Procell, Inn Manager, to purchase yours by calling (318) 581-3138 or by emailing at Steelmagnoliahousebb@yahoo.com.​

8:00 PM - Dolly Look-Alike Contest at Cane River Brewing Company

Sunday, Nov. 10
11:00 AM-1:00 PM - Blush & Bashful Brunch at the Prudhomme-Rouqier House
Join the Natchitoche Historic Foundation and Service League of Natchitoches for a Sunday brunch even Ouiser wouldn’t pass up. Catered by world famous Lasyone’s and held at the historic Prudhomme’-Rouquier House, this brunch will be the blush and bashful event of the year. Seating is limited so get your tickets today! Your emailed confirmation will serve as your ticket. Click HERE to purchase your ticket!

  • Tour Steel Magnolia filming sites:

Tour Natchitoches with Barbara will offer Steel Magnolias Tours during the Blush and Bashful weekend. The Tour includes Filming Sites as well as the actual Harling Family House and the Beauty Shop House that inspired the Setting for the Play and Movie. Cost is $20 per person. Make your Reservations now by calling or texting Barbara 318-663-5468, email: bbaileyok8@suddenlink.net.

Natchitoches, Louisiana is home to the 1989 hit movie Steel Magnolias. See map below to tour the filming sites. Download the map.

Download commemorative postcards.
Steel Magnolias

Throughout Natchitoches
Historic Natchitoches
1-800-259-1714