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2020 RCI Spring Regional Conference



Honey Island Swamp Tour & Crawfish Boil
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Glide through gator territory on a boat tour of the legendary Honey Island Swamp. Learn about one of America’s most unique ecosystems from local, expert captains before returning to the Cajun Pavilion for a traditional crawfish boil.


Haunted New Orleans Walking Tour
8:00-10:00 PM

Explore the haunted side of the French Quarter, a neighborhood brimming with eerie secrets and supernatural activity. Listen to enthralling stories of New Orleans’ ghostly past while on a guided walking tour of the most haunted locations in the city. Leave with chills after unearthing eerie unexplained events that still occur in the very buildings you’ll pass during your time in the city.

Optional tours are not included in the Conference Pass.
Additional ticket required. Limited availability.


Elmer Chocolate

Experience one of the most efficient boxed chocolate facilities in the world. Founded by a New Orleans pastry chef in 1855, Elmer Chocolate was once a small regional company that grew into a leader in seasonal candy throughout North America. With the use of continuous cooking equipment, cutting-edge moulding technology and automated packing systems, Elmer Chocolate produces over 50 million boxes of chocolates annually, featuring their caramels, truffles and creams.


Laura's Candies - RCI Member

As one of the oldest candy stores in New Orleans, Laura’s Candies has been making southern confections in the heart of the French Quarter since 1913. Known by locals and tourists alike, they offer a variety of handmade favorites including Creole Pralines and Creamy Pralines, as well as Laura’s Famous Mississippi Mud bark. Tour their new manufacturing facility to see how Laura’s Candies makes their pralines and chocolates by hand daily, using recipes that date back to the late 19th century.

Mardi Gras World

See firsthand what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. Witness the hard work and extensive planning that goes into this grand event when you tour Mardi Gras World, an operating workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world since 1947. This all-access opportunity winds you through the massive studio, where artists and architects build over 500 Mardi Gras floats from the ground up each year.