Statewide Calendar

March/April Events, Festivals and More.

Festival International de Louisiane

Kathie Rowell photo

NORTH LOUISIANA

March 1. Jonquil Jubilee House and Garden Tour.
1246 3rd St., Gibsland. (318) 843-6228.
March 21. “Sweet Charity.”
The Strand Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 326-8555.
March 22. Home & Garden Show & Old House Fair.
Minden Civic Center, Minden. (318) 371-4258.
March 23. Piney Hills Half Marathon.
Downtown Ruston. pineywoodshalf.com
March 29. Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators.
101 Crocket St., Shreveport. (318) 425-4413.
April 5. Annual Scottish Tartan Festival.
Hwy. 79 at Athens Road, Minden. (318) 393-2693.
April 6. An Afternoon with Hal Linden & His Band.
The Strand Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 326-8555.
April 8. 150th Anniversary Celebration.
Mansfield State Park, Mansfield. (318) 872-1474.
April 25. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens Symposium & Plant Sale.
Biedenharn Museum, Monroe. (318) 387-5281.
April 26. Chickenstock presented by Cultural Crossroads.
417 E. Union St., Minden. (318) 393-5991.
April 30 – May 4. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Stone Theatre, Ruston. (318) 257-3942.


CENTRAL LOUISIANA

March 1. Red River Arts & Crafts Show.
Kees Park, Pineville.
March 7-9. Alexandria-Pineville Area Civil War Sesquicentennial Events.
707 Second St., Pineville. (800) 551-9546.
March 14-16. Louisiana Nursery Festival.
4300 Hwy. 112, Forest Hill. (318) 748-6300.
March 22. Bloomin’ on the Bricks.
Riverfront, Cane River Lake, Natchitoches. (866) 941-6246.
March 28. Spring Art Walk.
1101 4th St., Alexandria. (318) 487-5998.
April 4-5. Natchitoches Jazz and R&B Festival.
Downtown Natchitoches.
April 10-12. Louisiana Railroad Days Festival.
DeQuincy Railroad Museum Park, DeQuincy. (337) 786-4729.
April 14. Spring Herb Day Arts & Crafts Festival.
3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria. (318) 487-5998.
April 25-26. Choctaw Apache Indian Pow Wow.
Zwolle. (318) 645-2588.


CAJUN COUNTRY

March 1. Shadows Arts & Crafts Show.
317 E. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.
March 2. 29th Annual Here’s the Beef Cookoff.
1939 W. Landry St., Opelousas. (337) 945-0364.
March 4. 15th Annual Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras Parade.
600 block of East Landry Street, Opelousas. (337) 351-6942.
March 7-9. Black Heritage Festival of Louisiana.
Various locations, Lake Charles. (337) 304-0620 or bhflc.org.
March 15. Festival of Live Oaks.
300 Park View Drive, New Iberia. (337) 369-2337.
March 15-16. 19th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Golf Classic.
St. Mary Golf & Country Club, Berwick. (985) 518-4805.
March 21-23. Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival.
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. (985) 448-4965.
March 22. 3rd Annual Brittany’s Project Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Tractor and Special Interest Show.
Franklin. ssaucier@cheerful.com
March 25. “The Diamonds,” presented by St. Mary Community Concert Association.
Schreier Theatre, Municipal Auditorium, Morgan City. (985) 385-2307.
March 30. 29th Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off.
651 Samuel Drive, Eunice. (337) 457-2565.
April 4. Scott Boudin Festival.
125 Lions Club St., Scott.
April 4. Southern Garden Festival. 3502 E. Simcoe, Lafayette.
familypromiseacadiana.org.
April 4-6. 23rd Annual Cypress Sawmill Festival.
Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. (985) 395-3720.
April 5. Swing into Spring.
Cash & Carry Building, Lake Charles. (337) 562-2344.
April 5. Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival.
102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 352-2100.
April 7. An Evening with Hal Linden.
Schreier Theatre, Morgan City. (985) 385-2307.
April 7-11. Cajun Classique Wooden Boat Cruise.
Breaux Bridge to Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show, Franklin. cajunclassique.com
April 11-13. Cajun Hot Sauce Festival.
713 NW Bypass, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.
April 11-13. 11th Annual Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival.
Downtown Franklin. (337) 940-1156.
April 12-13. McNeese Theatre Musical Review.
SFAA Performing Arts Center, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5000.
April 17-20. 15th Annual Washington Crawfish Festival.
143 Verans Memorial Highway, Washington. (337) 826-3627.
April 18-20. Laotian New Year Celebration.
7913 Champa Ave., Broussard. (337) 364-3403.
April 23-27. Festival International de Louisiane.
444 Jefferson St., Lafayette. (337) 232-8086.
April 25-27. 29th Annual Etouffee Festival.
370 Main St., Arnaudville. (337) 754-5912.
April 25-27. The Italian Festival Inc.
14450 Hwy. 422W, Tickfaw. (800) 542-7520.
April 25, 27, 29, 30. “Final Bayou Passage” performed by Techeland Arts Council.
Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin. (337) 907-6412.
April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20. “Rhythms on the River.”
Between Everett & Freret Streets, Morgan City. (985) 384-9291.
April 26. Grillin’ in the Park.
300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. (337) 365-5651.
April 26-27. 12th Cajun Woodstock (benefit for St. Jude’s Hospital).
100 E. Darbonne St., Church Point. (337) 280-8710.
April 29-May 11. Contraband Days Louisiana Pirate Festival.
Lake Charles Civic Center Grounds, Lake Charles. (337) 491-1256.
April 30. Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off.
Northwest Community Center Pavilion, Eunice. (337) 457-6573.


BATON ROUGE/ PLANTATION COUNTRY

Through March 9. Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. (225) 336-2422.
Through March 30. Alvin Batiste’s Southern Louisiana Folk Art.
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. (225) 336-2422.
March 8-9. Repticon Baton Rouge Reptile & Exotic Animal Show.
Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 621-1700.
March 12-16. Cirque du Soliel.
Baton Rouge River Center Arena, Baton Rouge. (800) 745-3000.
March 15-16. Frisco Festival.
San Francisco Plantation Grounds, Garyville. (888) 322-1756.
March 29-30. Louisiana Regional State Chili Cook-Offs.
Louisiana State University campus, Corner Stadium and Hyland Road, Baton Rouge. louisianastatechilicookoff.com
April 26. Denham Springs Merchantile Association Spring Festival.
Denham Springs Antique Village, Denham Springs. (225) 667-8355.


NEW ORLEANS

March 1-22, April 5-26. Hammond Market.
2 W. Thomas St., Hammond. (985) 974-2065.
Through March 30. Big Band Favorites of the ’40s & ‘50s.
Stage Door Canteen, World War II Museum, New Orleans. (504) 528-7943.
March 7-9. Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival.
Downtown Independence. (800) 542-7520.
March 7-9. New Orleans RV & Camping Show.
Pontchartrain Center, Kenner. (504) 465-9985.
March 8-9. Los Islenos Festival.
1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. (504) 277-4681.
March 9. New Orleans International Beer Festival.
Champions Square, Mandeville. neworleansinternationalbeerfest.com
March 15. A Celebration of Words, downtown Hammond.
(985) 807-4135. hammondarts.org
March 14-16. New Orleans Home & Garden Show.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. (504) 835-6383.
March 19-23. Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Fest.
Various venues, French Quarter, New Orleans. (504) 581-1144.
March 20-23. Louisiana Crawfish/Redfish Cup.
5201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. (504) 271-0537.
March 21. Elton John.
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans. (504) 587-3663.
March 21-23. Amite Oyster Festival.
Downtown Amite. (800) 617-4501.
March 21-23. Pontchartrain Home Show with LA Outdoorsman Show.
Pontchartrain Center, Kenner. (504) 465-9985.
April 4-June 8. The Andrews Brothers.
Stage Door Canteen, World War II Museum, New Orleans. (504) 528-7943.
April 4-6. Bayou Cajun Festival.
307 E. 5th St., Larose. (985) 693-7355.
April 10-13. French Quarter Festival.
French Quarter, New Orleans. (504)
April 11. Kings of Leon in concert.
New Orleans Arena. (504) 587-3663.
April 11-13. Great Louisiana Birdfest. 23135 Hwy.
190, Mandeville. (985) 626-1238.
April 11. 11th Annual Spring Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show.
Pontchartrain Center, Kenner. (504) 465-9985.
April 11-13. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.
306 N. 6th St., Ponchatoula. (800) 917-7045.
April 25-May 4. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans. nojazzfest.com
 


ATTENTION FESTIVAL-PLANNERS & CARNIVAL PARADE-PLANNERS!
Help Us Promote Your Event!
– Go online to provide information for our calendar section and webpage. Remember, the sooner we get the information, the better able we are to help you.
– To submit a festival, show or special event go to: MyNewOrleans.com/Louisiana-Life/Submit-an-Event
– To submit a parade for carnival season go to: MyNewOrleans.com/Louisiana-Life/Submit-a-Parade-to-Louisiana-Life
 

You Might Also Like

Adventures On a Horse Named Sheriff

Riding the Audubon Park Trail

10 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for events happening in the weekend of July 25-27.

6 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this weekend's events.

8 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this weekend's events

6 Things To Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Our top picks for this July 4th weekend's events.

Add your comment:

Latest Posts

Monogram Everything

The Southern woman's stylish piece de resistance

Good and Simple

Classic Cocktails Made Easier

Japan, New Orleans connection

A rich history.

Advocate Buys Parish Weeklies

Survivor Journalism

I was thinking like a surviving family member and not as a journalist.