Around Acadiana: April/May 2012

Gatherings, carnivals and activities around Acadiana

John Pizzarelli Jazz Quartet

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Through April 1. Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival. Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. 985/395-4905.

Choctaw Firemen’s Fair. 2854 Choctaw Road, Thibodaux. 985/633-5470.

Family Fun Festival. Larose Regional Park and Civic Center, Larose. 985/693-7355.

Palm Sunday Tour of Homes. Downtown, Lake Charles. 337/436-1116.

Through April 3. Annual Spring Art Show. Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild, Houma. 985/851-2198.

April 1. Symphony Sunday in the Park. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. 337/364-1603.

April 3 - May 29. Every Tuesday and Saturday. Teche Area Farmer’s Market. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. 337/369-2330.

April 3 - May 29. Every Tuesday and Saturday. Wildlife Hike. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville. 888/677-7200.

April 6 - 8. Laotian New Year Celebration. What Thammarattanaram, Coteau. 337/364-3403.

April 11. Flap, Hope, & Run. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville. 888/677-7200.

April 12 - 14. Louisiana Railroad Days Festival. DeQuincy Railroad Museum Fairgrounds, DeQuincy. 337/786-8241.

April 12 - 15. The Original DownTown Crawfish Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. 337/310-0083 or 337/660-1748.

April 13. Spring Art Walk. Downtown, Lake Charles. 337/436-9588.

April 13. John Pizzarelli Jazz Quartet. F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. 337/475-5123.

April 13 - 15. Boggy Bayou Festival. Pine Prairie. 337/599-2463.

April 13 - 15. Jeanerette Ole Country Fair. Jeanerette City Park, Jeanerette. 337/276-4293.

April 13 - 15. Cajun Hot Sauce Festival. SugArena, New Iberia. 337/365-7539.

April 14. Dr. John Wood. Ralph Squires Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. 337/475-5123.

April 14. New Iberia Downtown Art Walk. West Main Street, New Iberia. 337/369-2330.

April 14. Cracklin Cook-off, Car & Craft Show. Cut Off Youth Center, Cutoff. 985/632-7616.

April 14. Festival des Fleurs Garden Show and Sale. Blackham Coliseum, University of Louisiana–Lafayette, Lafayette. 337/482-5339.

April 15. Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet. Chauvin. 985/594-5859.

April 15. Chauvin Folk Art Festival. Chauvin Sculpture Gardens, Chauvin. 985/493-2500.

April 17. “25 Million Miles in Orbit – An Unforgettable Space Story.” F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. 337/475-5123.

April 19 - 21. Gulf States Camera Club Council Convention. Ramada Inn, New Iberia. 337/984-2220.

April 20 - 22. Lockport Food Festival Presents: “La Fete Du Monde.” Church Street, Lockport. 985/532-5909.

April 20 - 22. Westlake Family Fun & Food Festival. St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Westlake. 337/439-6585.

April 20 - 22. Bayou Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival. Historic Downtown, Franklin, (800) 256-2931.

April 20 - 22. Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration. Grand Isle School, Grand Isle. 985/787-2229.

April 20 - 22. Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show. Historic Downtown, Franklin. 337/828-3706.

April 21. Circus Incognitus. Rosa Hart Theatre, Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. 337/475-5123.

April 21. The Haven’s Annual Spring Gala. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. 985/872-0757.

April 21. Ladybug Ball Children’s Festival. Southdown Plantation House, Houma. 985/580-7289.

April 22. Avec Souci Garden Tour: “Les Beaux Jardins.” Lafayette. 337/258-6411.

April 24. “Representations of the South in Popular Culture.” Stokes Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. 337/475-5123.

April 25 - 29. Festival International de Louisiane. Downtown, Lafayette. 337/232-8086.

April 27. “He Said – She Said.” F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. 337/475-5123.

April 27. 24th Annual LSU Fighting Tigers Celebrity Golf Tournament. Ellendale Country Club, Houma. 985/868-3500 or 985/209-9007.

April 27. Downtown Live After 5. Main Street, Houma. 985/873-6408.

April 27 - 29. Arnaudville Étouffée Festival. 232 Main St., Arnaudville. 337/754-5912.

April 27 - 29. SugaFest Jr. & High School Rodeo. SugArena, New Iberia. 337/365-7539.

April 28. Grillin’ in the Park. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. 337/367-8464.

April 28. American Cancer Society’s Annual Terrebonne Relay for Life. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. 985/851-7719.

April 28 - 29. 10th Cajun Woodstock: A Benefit for St. Jude’s. Church Point City Park, Church Point. 337/280-8710.

April 29. Jazz Brunch. Southdown Plantation, Houma. Southdownmuseum.org/events.

May 1-31. Artist of the Month Cecile Evans. Downtown Art Gallery, Houma. 985/851-2198.

May 1. Loyalty Day. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. 337/365-1428.

May 2 - 3. Iberia Parish 4-H Ag Days. SugArena, New Iberia. 337/365-7539.

May 3 - 5. Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In. New Iberia. 337/367-1631.

May 4 - 5. Relay for Life. New Iberia Senior High School, New Iberia. 337/237-3797.

May 4 - 5. Acadiana 4-H Horse Camp. SugArena, New Iberia. 337/365-7539.

May 5. TARC Garden and Market Festival. No. 1 McCord Road, Houma. 985/876-4465.

May 6. Horse Show. Houma Airbase Arena, Houma. 985/804-7932.

May 8 - 10. Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition. SugArena, New Iberia. 337/365-7539.

May 12. The Courier presents the TGMC 5K Run for Excellence and Cajun Food Festival. Courthouse Square, Houma. 985/868-5881.

May 12. Delcambre Boat Poker Run & BBQ Cook-off. Delcambre Boat Docks, Delcambre. 337/658-2422.

May 12. National Barrel Race Association. SugArena, New Iberia. 337/365-7539.

May 24 - 26. Houma Oilman’s Fishing Invitational. Harbor Light Marina, Cocodrie. 985/223-3849.

May 25. Downtown Live After 5. Main Street, Houma. 985/873-6408.

May 26. Splash Bash. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. 337/367-7627.

May 27. National Barrel Race Association. SugArena, New Iberia. 337/365-7539.

May 28. Memorial Day Ceremony. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. 337/365-1428

May 31-June 3. Iberia Performing Arts League Presents:Blithe Spirit. Essanee Theater, New Iberia. 337/364-6114.

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