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a guide to festivals around the state july-august 2011

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Northern Louisiana

July 2. Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Extravaganza. Forsythe Park, Monroe. (318) 789-3756.

July 11-15, 18-22, 25-29. Zoo Summer Camp 2011. Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, Monroe. (318) 329-3308.

July 15. Moonlight in the Gardens. Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, Monroe. (318) 387-5281.

July 18-30. 2011 National Horseshoe Pitchers’ Association World Tournament. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe. www.horseshoepitching.com.

July 21-24. Annie. The Dixie Theatre, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.

July 23. Harvest Festival. Landry Vineyards, West Monroe. (318) 557-9050.

July 23. Cotton Country Horse Show. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston. (318) 243-4941.

July 28-30. 48th Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival. Farmerville. (318) 368-0044.

Aug. 4. Downtown Gallery Crawl. Downtown, Monroe. (318) 329-1921.

Aug. 13. Harvest Festival. Landry Vineyards, West Monroe. (318) 557-9050.

Aug. 13. Seventh Annual Battle of the Badges. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe. (318) 329-2338.

Aug. 20. 11th Annual Bayou Black Open Rodeo. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe. (318) 329-2225.

Aug. 27. Jam at the Joe Football Jamboree. Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston. www.latechsports.com

Central Louisiana

July 1-4. Louisiana MudFest. Colfax. www.louisianamudfest.com.

July 2. Freedom Fest Fireworks Extravaganza with Blake Shelton. Fort Polk Airfield, Fort Polk. (337) 531-1787.

July 2. Fourth of July Fireworks. Anacoco Lake, Leesville. (337) 392-0018.

July 15-16. 32nd Annual Natchitoches-Northwestern State University Folk Festival. Louisiana Folklife Center, Natchitoches. (318) 357-4332.

July 21-24. The Foreigner performed
by Lagniappe Theatre Company. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria. (318) 48-STAGE.

July 22-31. Ain’t Misbehavin’
performed by City Park Players. Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre, Alexandria. (318) 484-4478.

Aug. 6-7. Natchez Market Lifestyle Show. Vidalia. (318) 336-9934.

Aug. 19-21. The Three Musketeers. Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre, Alexandria. (318) 484-4478.

Baton Rouge/ Plantation Country

July 2. Red, White and Blueberry Festival. Downtown, Clinton.
(225) 281-3144.

July 4. Star-Spangled July 4th Celebration. Downtown, Baton Rouge. (800) LA-ROUGE.

July 6, 13, 20, 27. Second Annual Summer Sounds at St. James.

St. James  Center for Spiritual Formation, Baton Rouge. (225) 387-5141.

July 15-16. 2011 Swamp Pop Music Festival. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 769-9994.

July 16. Art Gumbo Market. Downtown, Darrow. (225) 328-7354.

July 23-24. Herpetorama/Repticon Reptile Show. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 621-1700.

July 29-30. Hummingbird Celebration. St. Francisville. (800) 488-6502.

Aug. 5-7. Pennington Balloon Championship. BREC Park, Baton Rouge. (225) 933-2027.

Aug. 6. Christmas in July But in August Market. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 621- 1700.

Aug. 19-21. Delcambre Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. Delcambre. (337) 685-2653.

Cajun Country
July 1. Rhythms on the River. Downtown, Morgan City. (985) 384-9291.

July 1. 20th Stars & Stripes Celebration & Fireworks. Louisiana Oil & Gas Park, Jennings. (337) 821-5532.

July 1-3. Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo. Quintana Landing, Cypremort Point.
(888) 942-3742.

July 1-30. Artist of the Month Emily DeLorge. Downtown Art Gallery, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

July 2. 2011’s Independence Day Patriotic Parade and Fireworks. Various Locations, Houma. (985) 804-2265.

July 2. Independence Day Concert. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 637-3894.

July 2. Lebeau Zydeco Festival. Immaculate Conception Church, Lebeau. (337) 623-5909.

July 2-Aug. 30, every Tuesday and Saturday. Teche Area Farmers’ Market. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia.
(888) 942-3742.

July 4. Red, White, Blue and You! Downtown, Lake Charles.
(337) 436-9588.

July 4. Fireworks on the River. Atchafalaya River, Morgan City.
(985) 385-1770.

July 4. New Iberia Fourth of July Parade. Main St., New Iberia.
(888) 942-3742.

July 4. Erath 4th of July Celebration
and Festival. Downtown, Erath. (337)224-8952.

July 8-10. Terrebonne Orchid Show and Plant Sales. Southland Mall, Houma. (985) 594-4050.

July 8-10. Louisiana Catfish Festival. St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Des Allemands. (985) 758-7542.

July 11-15. Children’s Summer Art Camp 2011. Downtown Art Gallery, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

July 15-17, 22-24. Beauty and the Beast. Jr. Essanee Theater, New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.

July 16. 12th Annual Summer Fun Kid’s Day 2011. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 850-4657

July 16. Summer Pops: Asleep at the Wheel. Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum, Lake Charles. (337) 433-1611.

July 16-17. 24th Annual Cajun Music and Food Festival. Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles. (337) 562-4070.

July 16-17. Summer Fun Show by Knollwood Farm. SugArena, New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.

July 18-22. Children’s Summer Art Camp 2011. Downtown Art Gallery, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

July 22-23. SugaSheaux Rodeo Competition Series & Show. SugArena, New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.

July 23. Gulf Brew 2011. Parc International, Lafayette. (337) 233-7060.

July 24. Acadiana Barrel Race Association. SugArena, New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.

July 28-30. Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. Grand Isle. (504) 615-0099.

July 29. Downtown Live After 5. Courthouse, Houma. (985) 873-6408.

July 29-30. Marshland Festival. Louisiana Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 762-3876.

July 30. Louisiana Stock Horse Association Show. SugArena,
New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.

July 30. Zydeco Bash. Club LaLouisiane, New Iberia.
(888) 942-3742.

Aug. 1-30. Artist of the Month Patty Sue Babin. Downtown Art Gallery, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

Aug. 5-6. Mamou Cajun Music Festival. Mamou Recreational Center, Mamou. (337) 550-5814.

Aug. 5-6. Terrebonne Sportsman League 61st Annual Fishing Rodeo. East Park Recreation Center, Houma. (985) 601-4110.

Aug. 6. Acadiana Barrel Race Association. SugArena, New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.

Aug. 6-7. Cerebral Palsy Telethon. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (800) 375-8275.

Aug. 7. Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, Houma. (985) 655-1005.

Aug. 12-13. SugaSheaux. SugArena, New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.

Aug. 12-14. Hercules Festival on the Bayou and Fishing Rodeo. Agriculture Pavilion at Houma Airbase, Houma.
(985) 852-9507.

Aug. 13. August Angler’s Addition Fishing Tournament. Quintana Landing, Cypremort Point. (888) 942-3742.

Aug. 17-21. Delcambre Shrimp Festival. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, Delcambre. (888) 942-3742.

Aug. 18-20. Le Cajun Music Awards and Festival. Bayou Vermillion, Lafayette. (337) 367-1526.

Aug. 18-21. National Pro Fastpitch Tournament. SPAR Frasch Softball Facility, Lake Charles. www.profastpitch.com.

Aug. 20. Arts & Crabs Experience.
Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 439-2787.

Aug. 20. Blues, Brews & Boudin.
Bayou Teche Museum, New Iberia.
(888) 942-3742.

Aug. 25-28. Gueydan Duck Festival. Gueydan. (888) 536-6456.

Aug. 26. Downtown Live After 5. Courthouse, Houma. (985) 873-6408.

Aug. 26-28. Fire Eye by Daniel Povinelli. Essanee Theater, New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.

Aug. 27. Acadiana Barrel Race Association. SugArena, New Iberia.
(888) 942-3742.

New Orleans

July 1-3. Essence Music Festival. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans. www.essencemusicfestival.com.

July 1-4. Mandeville Seafood Festival. Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville. (985) 624-9762.

July 1-10. The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States. The Historic New Orleans Collection,
New Orleans. (504) 523-4662.

July 1-17. Ancestors of Congo Square. New Orleans Museum of Art,
New Orleans. (504) 658-4100.

July 7. Wiz Khalifa. UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans. (504) 280-7171.

July 8. VooDoo Arena Football.
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans.
(504) 587-3663.

July 8-10. San Fermin in Nueva
Orleans featuring Running of the Bulls. Downtown, New Orleans.
(504) 324-8096.

July 9. Family Overnight. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans.
(504) 528-1944.

July 15. New Orleans Beatles Festival 2011. House of Blues, New Orleans. (504) 310-4999

July 16-17. St. Tammany Home
& Garden Show. Castine Center, Mandeville. (985) 882-5002.

July 20-24. Tales of the Cocktail. Various locations, New Orleans.
(504) 948-0514.

July 22. American Idol Live!. UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans.
(504) 280-7171.

July 27-Aug. 6. AAU Jr. Olympic Games. Various Locations, New Orleans. (407) 934-7200.

Aug. 1-31. COOLinary New Orleans. Various Locations, New Orleans.
(800) 672-6124.

Aug. 4-7. Satchmo SummerFest. French Quarter, New Orleans. (800) 673-5725.

Aug. 12. Death Cab for Cutie.
UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans.
(504) 280-7171.

Aug. 12-14. Heat of Battle V Wargames Convention. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans. (504) 528-1944.

Aug. 12-14. Empire South Pass
Fishing Rodeo. Delta Marina, Empire. (888) 745-0642.

Aug. 13. 2011 Red Dress Run. Downtown, New Orleans.
www.neworleanshash.com.

Aug. 19-21. Louisiana Tailgate & Barbecue Festival. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. (504) 293-2616

Aug. 31-Sept. 5. 40th Southern Decadence Festival. French Quarter, New Orleans. (504) 522-8049. n

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