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A Guide To Events Around Louisiana

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NORTH LOUISIANA

July 13-21. Ruston Community Theatre “The King & I.” 212 N. Vienna, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.
July 13-14. Shop Til You Drop Arts, Craft & Gift Show. Bossier Civic Center, Bossier City. (318) 470-6714.
July 19-20. Natchitoches-NSU Folk Fest. Prather Coliseum, NSU, Natchitoches.
July 26-27. 50th Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival. 100 E. Bayou St., Farmerville. (318) 368-0044.

Aug 10. Franklin Parish Catfish Festival. 805 Jackson St., Winnsboro. (318) 435-7607.
 

CAJUN COUNTRY

July 4. 4th of July Celebration. Erath. (337) 937-5515.
July 4. Red, White and You Festival. 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5000.
July 4. New Iberia Festival of July Parade. Main Street, New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.
July 4. Let Freedom Ring Festival. End of E. Seventh St., Thibodaux. (985) 447-1978.
July 4. Let Freedom Ring. Peltier Park, Thibodaux. (985) 446-5237.
July 4-6. 4th of July Fishing Rodeo. LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point. (337) 367-9873.
July 4-6. Golden Meadow-Fourchon International Tarpon Rodeo. 27900 LA Hwy. 1, Fourchon, Golden Meadow. (225) 931-7306.
July 6. 23rd Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival. 103 Lebeau Church Road, Lebeau. (337) 351-3902.
July 13-14. COYC Indoor Craft & Market Place. Cut Off Youth Center, Cut Off. (985) 632-7616.
July 18-21 & 25-28. “Little Shop of Horrors.” Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux. (985) 446-1896.
July 19-21. 26th Annual Cajun Food & Music Festival. Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles. (337) 436-9588.
July 20. 5th Annual Cake & Ice Cream Festival. 300 A.A. Comeaux Park Drive, Abbeville (337) 652-0646.
July 20. 2nd Annual Bayou BBQ Bash. Under the US 90 Bridge, Morgan City. (985) 384-3830.
July 20-21. SugaSheaux. 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.
July 25-27. Marshland Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 436-9588.
July 27. Louisiana Stock Horse Competition. 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3213), New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.
July 27. Zydeco Bash. 5509 Hwy. 14, New Iberia. (337) 277-6069.
July 28. Acadian Day of Remembrance. Acadian Memorial, 121 S. New Market St., St. Martinville. (337) 394-2258.

Aug. 3. Great Balls of Fire: Delta Blues & Rock ‘n’ Roll in Jerry Lee’s Home Town. Ferriday.
Aug. 3-4. Cajun Youth Sports Festival. Erath. (337) 652-5437.
Aug. 7. Purple Heart Day Ceremony. 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.
Aug. 14-18. Delcambre Shrimp Festival. 401 Richard St., Delcambre. (337) 685-2653.
Aug. 15-17. Le Cajun Music Awards & Festival. 1688 Smede Hwy., St. Martinville. (337) 789-0319.
Aug. 17. Arts & Crab Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 439-2787.
Aug. 17. 4th Annual ‘Promenade d’Art de Franklin.’ Main Street, Franklin. (337) 828-6345.
Aug. 20-Sept. 02. Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. Downtown Morgan City. (985) 385-0703.
Aug. 22-25. Duck Festival. Hwy. 15, Gueydan. (337) 536-6456.
Aug. 24. Family & Youth Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 436-9588.
Aug. 24-25. Lafayette Reggae & Cultural Festival. 110 Softball Drive, Carencro. (337) 896-5000.
Aug. 31. 31st Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. 457 Zydeco Road, Plaisance. (337) 290-6048.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Louisiana Brahaman Sugar Classic. 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212). New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Labor Day Fishing Rodeo. LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point. (337) 364-7301.
 

CENTRAL

Through Aug. 24. Pulp Icons: Stewart Nachmias. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
Through Aug. 24. Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Aug. 6, 13. Yoga in the Gallery. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
July 4. Celebration on the Cane – Independence Day. 781 Front St., Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.
July 4. Avoyelles Festival of the Fourth. Between Main & Washington streets, one block off Tunica Drive, Marksville.
July 19-20. Natchitoches /NSU Folk Festival. Northwestern State University, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.
July 20. Art in the Community: Pulp Art. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
Aug. 10. Second Saturday Market. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
Aug. 15. Live Acoustic Concert. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
Aug. 17. Art in the Community: Contemporary Native American Art. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
Aug. 30-31. Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run. Various locations throughout Natchitoches Parish. (318) 471-9950 or (318) 652-0079.
Aug. 31. Drake Salt Works Festival & Trail Ride. Goldonna. (800) 259-1714.
 

BATON ROUGE/PLANTATION

July 4. USS Kidd Star-Spangled Celebration. USS Kidd Veterans Memorial Museum, Baton Rouge. (225) 342-1942.
July 7. New Roads River Rhythms Festival. 211 W. Main St., New Roads. (225) 638-5360.
July 8-9. Picnic/Sandwich Cooking Class. 18811 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge. (225) 753-3458.
July 11. Noon lunch lecture: “The 4th Louisiana at the Battle of Baton Rouge. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. (225) 336-2422.
July 19-20. Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge. (225) 241-2318.
July 26-27. Hummingbird Celebration. 5702 Commerce St., St. Francisville. (225) 635-6502.
July 31. “Both Sides of the River – Highland and Bird Cemeteries.” West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. (225) 336-2422.

Aug. 8. “A Yankee Blitz Krieg Stumbles: Baton Rouge, Aug. 5, 1862. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. (225) 336-2422.
Aug. 12. Date Night Cooking Class. 18811 Highland Road, Baton Rouge. (225) 753-3458.
Aug. 23. Food & Wine Fete. 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. (225) 925-2244.
Aug. 24. “Geocaching.” West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. (225) 336-2422.
Aug. 24. Polos & Pearls. 117288 Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge. (225) 635-3873.
Aug. 24. Taste of a Tiger Tailgating Party. Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge. (225) 775-3877.
Aug. 30. Wilson Phillips at The Manship Theatre. Shaw Center for the Performing Arts, Baton Rouge. (225) 389-7241.
 

GREATER NEW ORLEANS

Through July 14. To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth Jr. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. (504) 539-9613.
Through July 14. Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and ‘40s. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. (504) 539-9613.
Through July 21. When You’re Lost, Everything’s a Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. (504) 539-9613.
July 4-7. Essence Music Festival. 1500 Poydras St., New Orleans. Essence.com
July 4-7. Mandeville Seafood Festival. 62883 Hwy. 90, Mandeville. (985) 624-9762.
July 4. Bogalusa’s Birthday & Old-Fashioned Independence Day. Avenue B, Bogalusa. (985) 732-3791.
July 8-19. Native American Exhibit. 13143 Wardline Rd., Hammond. (985) 542-7520.
July 11-14. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans. Various locations, New Orleans. nolabulls.com
July 13-14. Ponchatoula’s Christmas in July Sale. Historic Downtown Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536.
July 17-21. Tales of the Cocktail. 538 Louisa St., New Orleans. (504) 948-0511.
July 25-28. 90th Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo. Across from the Community Center, Grand Isle. (504) 736-6418.

Aug. 1-31. COOLinary New Orleans. Various restaurants, New Orleans. (800) 672-6124.
Aug. 2-4. Satchmo Summerfest. 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. (504) 522-5730.
Aug. 2-4. Farm to Table International Symposium. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. (504) 582-3027.
Aug. 3. Whitney White Linen Night. Warehouse District, New Orleans. (504) 528-3805.
Aug. 3 – June 2, 2014. Bob Hope: An American Treasure. National World War II Museum, New Orleans. (504) 528-1944.
Aug. 10. Red Dress Run. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. Nolareddress.com
Aug. 10. Dirty Linen Night. Royal Street, New Orleans.
Aug. 16-17. Annual Hot August Night. Downtown Hammond. (985) 277-5680.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2. 51st Original Red Fish Rodeo. Bridge side marina, Grand Isle. (985) 787-2997.
Aug. 31. Palmer Park Summer Arts Market. Palmer Park, New Orleans.
 


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