a guide to festivals around the state

Northern Louisiana

July 1-Aug. 28. Great Women in History. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Shreveport (318) 861-7615.
July 7-11. Memoir. River City Repertory Theatre, Shreveport (318) 868-5888.
July 16. State Baseball Tournament.
Griffith Stadium, Minden (318) 371-1603.
July 18-23. Louisiana Baptist State Convention. Holiday Inn Shreveport West, Shreveport.
July 24-25. Ark-La-Tex Coin, Stamp and Card Exposition. Days Inn Bossier City, Bossier City.
July 29-31. Louisiana Watermelon Festival. Farmerville (318) 368-0044.
July 31. Louisiana Melon Run. Farmerville, http://louisianamelonrun.com.
Aug. 20-22. Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Show. Bossier Parish Convention Center, Bossier City (318) 965-1989.
Aug. 20-22. Masters of Tattooing 2010 Tradeshow. DiamondJacks Casino and Resort, Shreveport.
Aug. 21. Mardi Gras Krewe of Artemis-Springhill Royal Coronation. Community Activities Center, Springhill (318) 539-4717.

Central Louisiana

July 1-9. Faculty and Friends Invitational Exhibit. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria (318) 443-3458.
July 1-15. Movies in the Park. Alexandria (318) 449-5108.
July 1-31. Cane River Green Market. Downtown Riverbank, Natchez
(318) 352-2746.
July 3. Jamboree in the Pines. Deville, Alexandria (318) 446-5461.
July 16-17. Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival. Prather Coliseum, NSU, Natchez (800) 259-1714.
July 19-23. Summer Historical & Genealogical Camp. Alexandria Genealogical Library, Alexandria (318) 487-8556.
July 24. Brother’s Keepers MC-3 6th Annual Benefit Ride. Lake Buhlow, Pineville 20100724.23789@lets-ride.com.
Aug. 7. Natchitoches Humane Society Celebration of Animal Heroes. Natchitoches Event Center, Natchitoches.

Baton Rouge/Plantation Country

July 1-3. Pecan Ridge Bluegrass Festival. Jackson (225) 629-5905.
July 1-Aug. 26. Mid-Week Thursday Farmers Market. 7248 Perkins Rd.,
Baton Rouge.
July 2. Herman Jackson Big Band at The Sounds of Summer. Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Galvez Plaza, Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
July 3. Baton Rouge Arts Market. Main Street Market, Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
July 4. USS Kidd: Star-Spangled Celebration. USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum, Baton Rouge (225) 342-1942.
July 4-5. Clinton Red, White and Blueberry Street Dance and Fireworks Festival. Downtown McKnights Gallery, Clinton (225) 634-7155.
July 8. LSU Hot Nights Cool Jazz Productions. Galvez Plaza, Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
July 8. Colin Hay of Men at Work. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
July 9-31. Sound of Music. Baton Rouge Little Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 924-6496.
July 10. Discover Baton Rouge Day. Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
July 10. Red Stick Farmers Market. Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
July 10. Scale Modeling Demonstrations. Baton Rouge (225) 342-1942.
July 12. Josh Ritter with the Mynabirds. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge
(225) 344-8558.
July 16-17. Swamp Pop Music Festival. Gonzales, www.swamppopmusicfest.com or (225) 675-6550.
July 17. Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival. Shaw Center: Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 328-0101.
July 20-22. World Link Worship Conference. Hilton Capitol Center, Baton Rouge
(225) 344-8558.
July 22. 225 Best of Baton Rouge Celebration. Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
July 23-24. Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration. St. Francisville (225) 635-6502.
July 23-Aug. 1. Jamie Wax’s Goin’ to Jackson. Manship Theatre at Shaw Center
for the Arts, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.
July 24. Red Stick Farmers Market. Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
July 31. Movies and Music on the Lawn: The Blue Bird. Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge (225) 383-1470.
July 31. Red Stick Farmers Market. Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
Aug. 6-7. Hot Air Balloon Championship. Baton Rouge (225) 933-2027.
Aug. 6-8. Pennington Hot Air Balloon Festival. Pennington Center & BREC’s Perkins Road Park, Baton Rouge (225) 933-2027.
Aug. 7. Red Stick Farmers Market. Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
Aug. 8. Motorcycle Show. River Center, Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
Aug. 14. Red Stick Farmers Market. Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
Aug. 21. Krewe of Artemis Coronation. CAC Building, Baton Rouge (318) 539-4717.
Aug. 21. Red Stick Farmers Market. Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
Aug. 28. Chris Shrivers Bull Riding Invitational. River Center, Baton Rouge
(225) 344-8558.
Aug. 28. Movies and Music on the Lawn: The Hands of Orlac. Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge (225) 383-1470.
Aug. 28. Taste of a Tiger Tailgating Party. Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge
(225) 389-3030.

Cajun Country

July 1-4. Erath Fourth of July Celebration. Erath (337) 937-5585.
July 1-31. Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild Artist of the Month. Jeannie Bergeron and Janie Lopiccolo. Downtown Gallery, Terrebonne (985) 876-7831.
July 3. Lebeau Zydeco Festival. Lebeau (337) 623-0303.
July 4. Catch-A-Concert. Lake Charles Civic Center, Arcade Pavillion, Lake Charles, www.visitlakecharles.org.
July 4. Red, White, Blue and You! Lake Charles Downtown and Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, www.visitlakecharles.org.
July 9-11. Catfish Festival. Des Allemands (985) 758-7542.
July 10-11. Krewe of Bayou Petit Caillou Fishing Rodeo. Harbor Lights Marina, Houma (985) 226-0049.
July 12-16. Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild Children’s Summer Art Camp 2010. Downtown Gallery, Terrebonne
(985) 876-7831.
July 16-17. Hooks for Hearts Fishing Rodeo. Grand Isle (985) 787-2997.
July 16-17. Red Stick Fly-Fishing Rodeo. Grand Isle (985) 787-2997.
July 17. 11th Annual Summer Fun Kid’s Day 2010. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma (985) 850-4657.
July 17. Summer Pops. Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum, Lake Charles, www.lcsymphony.org.
July 17-18. 23rd Annual Cajun Food and Music Festival. Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, www.cfmalakecharles.org.
July 19-23. Terrebone Fine Arts Guild Children’s Summer Art Camp 2010. Downtown Gallery, Terrebonne
(985) 876-7831.
July 22-24. Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.
Grand Isle (985) 787-2997.
July 23. Downtown Live After 5. Historic Downtown Houma (985) 873-6408.
July 30-31. Marshland Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, www.marshlandfestival.com.
July 30-Aug. 1. Blessing of the Fleet & Fair. Grand Isle (985) 787-2997.
July 30-Aug. 1. Terrebonne Sportsman’s 60th Annual International Fishing Rodeo. East Park Recreational Center, Terrebonne
(985) 601-4110.
July 30-Aug. 1. Hook On & Hook Up with Cleopatra- 4th Annual Fishing Rodeo. Coco Marina, Cocodrie (985) 226-5479.
July 30-Aug. 1. Marshland Festival. Lake Charles (337) 762-3876.
Aug. 1. Terrebonne Livestock Association Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, Houma (985) 688-9455.
Aug. 2-31. Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild Artist of the Month. Downtown Gallery, Terrebonne (985) 876-7831.
Aug. 5-7. D. Jeansonne Invitational Boondoggle Rodeo. Grand Isle
(985) 787-2997.
Aug. 7. Gold Key Quest Drawing and Country Crossroads Antique Appraisal. Prien Lake Park, Lake Charles, www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org.
Aug. 7. Texas Hold’em Poker Tournaments. Schriever Lions Club, Schriever
(985) 447-6962.
Aug. 7. Whistle Stop’s Mad Hot Ballroom. L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort,
Lake Charles (337) 562-2344.
Aug. 7-8. Cerebral Palsy Telethon.
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma
(985) 868-0200.
Aug. 13-14. Mike Bourgeois (Big Daddy)  Memorial Fishing Rodeo. Grand Isle (985) 787-2997.
Aug. 13-15. Krewe of Hercules Annual Redfish Rodeo. Harbor Lights Marina, Cocodrie (985) 688-7096 or (985) 637-0156.
Aug. 13-15. Tournament of the Stars.
Various locations, Lake Charles,
www.tournamentofstars.com.
Aug. 14. Pedro Pescador Blessing of the Fleet. Delacroix (504) 278-4242.
Aug. 19. Academic Excellence Teacher Awards. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma (985) 868-5881.
Aug. 19-22. Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. Delcambre (337) 685-2653.
Aug. 20-21. Le Cajun Awards & Festival. Lafayette (800) 346-1958.
Aug. 21. Family & Youth Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, www.fyca.org.
Aug. 21. Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament. Grande Isle (985) 787-2997.
Aug. 26-29. National Pro Fastpitch Tournament. SPAR Frasch Softball Facility, Lake Charles.
Aug. 26-29. Duck Festival. Gueydan
(337) 536-6456.
Aug. 27. Downtown Live After 5. Downtown Houma (985) 873-6408.
Aug. 29-31. Mamou Cajun Music Festival. Mamou.

New Orleans

July 1. New Orleans Film Society and the Contemporary Arts Center present The Art
of The Steal. Contemporary Arts Center,
New Orleans.
July 1-3. Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans,
www.jeremydavenport.com.
July 1-4. Seafood Festival. Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville (985) 624-9762.
July 1-17. Delta Festival Ballet’s Summer Ballet Intensive Workshop. Giacobe Academy of Dance, Metairie (504) 888-0931.
July 2. 4th Annual “Together Each Achieves More” Youth Football Camp. Behrman Stadium, New Orleans (770) 222-9983.
July 2-4. Essence Music Festival.
New Orleans, www.essence.com.
July 4. Slidell Heritage Festival. Slidell.
July 8-10. Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, www.jeremydavenport.com.
July 9-11. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans. New Orleans, www.nolabulls.com or 
(504) 247-3714.
July 15. Wine and Vines at Longue Vue present “Sipping in South Africa.” Longue Vue House & Gardens, New Orleans
(504) 488-5488.
July 15-17. Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, www.jeremydavenport.com.
July 17. Bastille Day. St. Tammany Arts Association.
July 17. Mr. Legs IX: “A Different Kind
of Pageant,” benefiting Bridge House. Generations Hall, New Orleans
(504) 522-2124 ext. 13.
July 21. The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. Tulane University, 
New Orleans (504) 865-5106.
July 21. Tales of the Cocktail present “Cocktail Fresh Market.” The Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans.
July 21-25. Tales of the Cocktail. New Orleans, www.talesofthecocktail.com or
(504) 948-0511.
July 22. The Inn on Bourbon’s NOLA Brew Experience. Puccini Bar, the Inn on Bourbon, New Orleans (504) 524-7611.
July 22-24. Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, www.jeremydavenport.com.
July 23. Tales of the Cocktail presents “USBG Milagro Tequila Margarita Competition.” Board of Trade, New Orleans (504) 948-0511.
July 23-25. Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America present “Storytime Live!” Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans
(800) 982-ARTS (2787) .
July 29-31. Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, www.jeremydavenport.com.
Aug. 5-7. Jeremy Davenport at the
Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, www.jeremydavenport.com.
Aug. 5-8. Satchmo SummerFest.
New Orleans (504) 522-5730.
Aug. 7. White Linen Night. New Orleans (504) 210-0224.
Aug. 12-14. Empire South Pass Tarpon Rodeo. Empire (504) 234-5111.
Aug. 12-14. Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, www.jeremydavenport.com.
Aug. 13. Opera Returns to Bourbon Street. Puccini Bar, the Inn on Bourbon, New Orleans (504) 524-7611.
Aug. 14. Red Dress Run. New Orleans, www.neworleanshash.com or (504) 889-4272.
Aug. 14. Dirty Linen Night. New Orleans (504) 957-3540.
Aug. 15. Indian Food Festival. Kenner, www.indianeworleans.com or (504) 588-8832.
Aug. 19. The Inn on Bourbon’s NOLA Brew Experience. Puccini Bar, the Inn on Bourbon, New Orleans (504) 524-7611.
Aug. 19-21. Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, www.jeremydavenport.com.
Aug. 26-28. Jeremy Davenport at the Davenport Lounge. Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, www.jeremydavenport.com.
Aug. 28. Krewe of Oak’s Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Parade. New Orleans (504) 866-9359. n

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