Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns (8-4) are heading back to the Big Easy to take on the Nevada Wolfpack (7-5) in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, December 20th.

This is the fourth consecutive trip for the Cajuns to the NOLA Bowl. And for a fourth consecutive mid-December, we get to "Paint the Town Red"!

There will be a ton of fun things to do leading up to the game. Here are some of the events already announced.

Thursday, December 18
Second Line Parade led by the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band through the French Quarter to a mini-pep rally at Jackson Square. Begins at 9pm and fans will gather at the team hotel (Marriott on Canal St). Commemorative beads, provided by LCVC, will be available to fans to toss to the crowds.

Friday, December 19
"Ragin' Cajuns Fan Fest" sponsored by Home Bank at the Marriott on Canal Street. Free event from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Features live music, cash bar, commemorative posters and the graduation of the senior football players.

"Friday Night Concert" with Kool and the Gang and Cheap Trick at the Smoothie King Center. The show starts at 7pm and it's free!

A reminder that if you are going to the game and don't have tickets, you should purchase your tickets through the university so the school can get credit for tickets sold. All ticket information is available at "Bowl Central" on RaginCajuns.com.