January and February events, festivals and more.
General Andrew Jackson stands on the parapet of his makeshift defenses as his troops repulse attacking Highlanders, as imagined by painter Edward Percy Moran in 1910. On January 8, participates in the Commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans re-enact scenes from this historic battle. There will also be period craft demonstrations, music, speakers, and hands-on activities.
Jan. 7-9. Annual Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival. Downtown Cameron. (337) 250-6322.
Jan. 9. Mardi Gras Queen’s Pageant. Lake Charles Civic Center. (337) 660-1968.
Jan. 16. 7th Annual Rock the Runway Fashion & Talent Show for the Lydia Cancer Association. Recreation Center, Franklin. (337) 578-1618
Jan. 18. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. West End Park, New Iberia. (337) 365-6773.
Jan. 23. Vinton Mardi Gras Celebration & Gumbo Cook-Off. Downtown Vinton. (337) 589-7453.
Jan. 23. Courthouse Chili Cook-Off. Courthouse Square, Houma. (985) 873-6408.
Feb. 2. Cajun Ground Hog Day. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 365-6773.
Feb. 25. St. Mary Community Concert Association. Schreier Theater, Municipal Auditorium, Morgan City. (985)385-2307.
Feb. 25-27. 11th Annual Eagle Expo. Morgan City and Stephensville (985) 380-8224.
NEW ORLEANS REGION
Jan. 1. Sugar Bowl. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans.
Jan. 8-10. Wizard World ComicCon. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. www.izardworld.com
Jan. 8. Commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans. Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette. (504) 589-4428
Jan. 22-25. New Orleans Gift & Jewelry Show. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans
Feb. 26-27. New Orleans Health & Fitness Expo. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. (504)
Jan. 1. Freedom Trees. Chennault Aviation & Military Museum, Monroe. (318) 362-5540.
Jan. 15-17. Bossier City Antique Show. Bossier City Civic Center. (918) 619-2875.
Jan. 18. Krewe of Harambee Mardi Gras/Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. Downtown Shreveport. (318) 222-2221.
Feb. 18-21. Diary of Anne Frank. Ruston Community Theater, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.
Feb. 18. Annie. Strand Theatre, Shreveport.
Feb. 25-28. Hot ’n’ Cole. Shreveport Little Theatre. (318) 424-4434.
Feb. 5. Hixon Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade. Downtown Alexandria. (318) 442-9546.
Jan. 17. Louisiana Marathon. Baton Rouge (888) 786-2001.
Feb.5. Baton Rouge Arts Market. Downtown Baton Rouge. (225) 344-8558.
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