lifetimes

a guide to festivals around the state may-June

Cane River Green Market, Natchitoches

Northern Louisiana

May 7. Defenders of Liberty 2011
Air Show. Barksdale Air Force Base,
Bossier City (318) 456-5650.

May 7. Heflin Sawmill Festival.
Heflin (318) 377-7539.

May 7. Orchestral Fireworks Concert. Monroe (318) 812-6761.

May 7. Sixth Annual Fuller Center
Golf Tournament. Springhill Country Club, Springhill (318) 539-2122.

May 21. Krewe des Ambassadeurs
Golf Tournament. The Grove, Minden
(318) 377-3900.

May 26-29. 28th Annual Mudbug Madness Festival. Festival Plaza, Shreveport (318) 222-7403.

June 4-5. Minden Charity Classic.

The Grove, Minden (318) 377-0395.

June 9. Springhill Rodeo Parade.

Main Street, Springhill (318) 464-9399.

June 9-11. Springhill PRCA Rodeo. Springhill (318) 464-9399.

June 23-25. 49th Annual Miss Louisiana Pageant. Monroe
misslouisiana.com.

CENTRAL LOUISIANA

Starting May 7-June 25, every Saturday. Cane River Green Market. Natchitoches (866) 941-6246.

May 7-8. Choctaw Apache Indian Pow Wow. Zwolle Intermediate Gym, Zwolle
(318) 645-2588.

May 12-15. Cochon de Lait Festival. Mansura (318) 964-2887.

May 12-15. The Great Southern Rally. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales
(225) 274-6136.

May 14. Louisiana Dragon Boat Races benefitting Alexandria Museum of Art. Red River, Alexandria (318) 443-3458.

May 14-16. Fisher Sawmill Days. Town Square, Village of Fisher (318) 256-5047.

May 19-21. Cruising on the River.

Vidalia (318) 336-9934.

May 20-22. Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow. Marksville (318) 253-1946.

May 28. Fleur de Lis Arts & Crafts Show. Natchitoches Art Guild & Gallery, Natchitoches (318) 352-1626.

June 3-4. Cookin’ On The Cane BBQ Competition & Festival. Downtown Riverbank, Natchitoches (318) 352-9500.

June 11-12. Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival. Melrose Plantations, Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.

June 18-19. Black Heritage Festival Juneteenth Celebration. Many
toledobendlakecountry.com.

June 23-25. Beauregard Watermelon Festival. Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, DeRidder (800) 738-5534.


BATON ROUGE/PLANTATION COUNTRY

May 1. FestForAll. Downtown,
Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.

May 1-6. Baton Rouge Blues Week. Downtown, Baton Rouge (225) 324-4440.

May 3-4. Imago’s Zoo Zoo. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.

Through May 5. Beyond Black Exhibit. LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge
(225) 389-7206.

Through May 27. The World of
Cane River Creole. Baton Rouge
(225) 219-0726.

May 6. Wine…Cheese…& Art Night. Gonzales (225) 328-7354.

May 6-7. “It Runs in the Family.”

Baton Rouge Little Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 924-6496.

May 7. Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Repentance Park, Baton Rouge
www.batonrougebluesfestival.org.

May 18. Angola Prison Spring Rodeo
& Craft Show. Angola State Prison,
Angola (225) 655-2030.

May 21. Artillery Ridge Tour. Port Hudson State Historical Site, Jackson
(225) 654-3775

May 28-29. Bayou Country Superfest. LSU Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
(800) 745-3000.

May 29. 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition. LSU Museum of Art (225) 389-7200.

June 2. “Swingin’ on the Levee.” Nottoway Plantation Resort, White Castle (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.

June 4. Cool Ideas for the Long, Hot Summer. Baton Rouge Unit of The Herb Society of America (225) 291-5684.

June 5. Passport to the World International Tasting Fair & Cooking Competition. Baton Rouge
(225) 930-0901.

June 10-12. The Day the War Stopped. Downtown, St. Francisville (225) 635-4224.

June 18. Art Gumbo Market. Darrow. (225) 328-7354.

CAJUN COUNTRY

May 1-8. Contraband Days.

Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles contrabanddays.com.

May 1. Festival International de Louisiane. Lafayette (337) 232-8086.

May 1. Jam Session at Tom’s Fiddles. Arnaudville (337) 754-5528.

May 1. Loyalty Day. Bouligny Plaza,
New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 1. Shadows Jazz Brunch.

Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia
(888) 942-3742.

May 1. SugaFest Jr. High School Rodeo. SugArena, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 1. Triple Crown High Tea. Wolff Banquet & Reception Hall, Washington (337) 826-7337.

Starting May 3, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Farmers Market. Opelousas
(337) 948-0561.

Starting May 3, every Tuesday and Saturday. Teche Area Farmers Market. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 3. Zydeco Dance Class for Beginners. North City Park Community Center, Opelousas (337) 948-0561.

May 4. “Dallas Brass.” Schreier Theater of Municipal Auditorium, Morgan City
(985) 385-2307.

Starting May 4, every Wednesday and Saturday. Farmers Market. Eunice
(337) 457-7389.

May 4-5. Iberia Parish 4-H Ag Days. SugArena, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 4. Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing every Wednesday through Saturday until September 5. Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Opelousas (337) 594-3000.

May 6-7. Acadiana 4-H Horse Camp. SugArena, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 6. Bunk Fest Steppers Jazz & Zydeco Expo. Martin Luther King Center, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 6. Opelousas Music & Market featuring the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Farmer’s Market, Opelousas
(337) 948-6263.

May 6. Relay for Life of Iberia Parish. New Iberia Senior High School, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

Starting May 6, every Friday. “Rhythms on the River.” Front Street in Historic Downtown, Morgan City (985) 395-4905.

May 7. The Eighth Annual Step Outside Day. Krotz Springs (337) 585-0853.

May 7. The 15th Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. Sunset (337) 662-3542.

May 7. Big Easel Art Festival. River Ranch (917) 282-1880.

Starting May 7, every Saturday. Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Culture Center. Eunice (337) 457-8499.

Starting May 7, every Saturday. Live Music at the Courtyard at Nick’s. Eunice (337) 457-4921.

Starting May 7, every Saturday. “Rendez-Vous des Cajuns” Live Radio and TV Show. Liberty Theater, Eunice (337) 457-7389.

Starting May 7, every Saturday.

Savoy Music Jam. Eunice
(337) 457-9563.

May 7-15. National Tourism Week.

Lake Charles visitlakecharles.org.

May 7. Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dance. Lakeview Park & Beach, Eunice (337) 457-2881.

May 7. Registered Shoot. Long River Lodge, Melville (337) 623-4395.

May 11-12. Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition. SugArena,
New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 12-15. Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In. New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 12. Poetry & Literary Readings with Laura Mullen & Dan Williams. Casa Azul, Grand Coteau (337) 662-1032.

May 12-14. Starks Mayhaw Festival. Highways 109 and 12, Starks
visitlakecharles.org.

Starting May 13, every Friday. Downtown at Sundown Friday Concert Series. Downtown Lake Charles, Lake Charles
cityoflakecharles.com.

May 13. Opelousas Music & Market featuring Roscoe Chenier and the Inner City Blues Band. Farmer’s Market, Opelousas (337) 948-6263.

May 13-15. Westlake Family Fun & Food Festival. St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Westlake.

May 14. Acadiana Barrel Race. SugArena, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 14. Grammy Celebration Party with Chubby Carrier. The Delta Grand Theatre, Opelousas (337) 407-1806.

May 14. Lovesick Blues: An Evening with Hank Williams Sr. featuring Hugh Harris. Liberty Theater, Eunice
(337) 457-7389.

May 14. Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dance with Horace Trahan & Ossun Express. Lakeview Park & Beach, Eunice (337) 457-2881.

May 14. Q-ing on the Bayou – Boat Poker Run. Delcambre Boat Docks, Delcambre (888) 942-3742.

May 15. National Barrel Race. SugArena, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 19. Poetry with WordCrew from Baton Rouge. Casa Azul, Grand Coteau (337) 662-1032.

May 20. Opelousas Music & Market featuring Patrick Henry and the Liberation Band. Courthouse Square, Opelousas (337) 948-6263.

May 20-22. Triple S Productions Added Money Barrel Race. SugArena, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 21. 2011 “Relay for Life” of East St. Mary Parish. Morgan City Junior High School, Morgan City (985) 384-9291.

May 21. Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dance with Pine Leaf Boys. Lakeview Park & Beach, Eunice (337) 457-2881.

May 23. “Jim Witter—The Piano Men.” Schreier Theater of Municipal Auditorium, Morgan City (985) 385-2307.

May 24. Film Night: King Crawfish. Casa Azul, Grand Coteau (337) 662-1032.

May 27. La Scéne Ouverte—Open Mic en Francais! Casa Azul, Grand Coteau casaazul.homestead.com.

May 27. Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dance with High Performance. Lakeview Park & Beach, Eunice (337) 457-2881.

May 27. Opelousas Music & Market featuring Koray Broussard and the Zydeco Unit. Farmer’s Market, Opelousas (337) 948-6263.

May 27-28. SugaSheaux. SugArena,
New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 27-28. Sulphur Heritage Days. Heritage Square, Sulphur sulphur.org.

May 28. La Table Francaise. Steeple Vue Gallery, Arnaudville (337) 754-7724.

May 28. Splash Bash. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 29. Bunk Fest Jazz & Gospel Brunch & 2nd Line Parade. St. Edward School, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 29. National Barrel Race. SugArena, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

May 29. Zydeco Extravaganza. Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Opelousas
(337) 234-9695.

May 30. Memorial Day Avenue of Flags. Orange Grove-Graceland Cemetery,
Lake Charles.

May 31. Memorial Day Ceremony. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.

June 1-30. Artist of the Month. Downtown Art Gallery 630, Houma
(985) 851-2198.

June 1. Jam Session at Tom’s Fiddles. Arnaudville (337) 754-5528.

June 3-5. The Seventh Annual Spice & Music Festival. South City Park, Opelousas (337) 948-5227.

June 5. Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, Houma (985) 665-1005.

June 6. Catch a Concert. Lake Charles Civic Center – Arcade Pavilion, Lake Charles lakecharlescommunityband.com.

June 7. The Opelousas-Eunice Public Library Performing Arts Series presents GreySeal Puppets. Liberty Theater, Eunice; South City Park, Opelousas
(337) 948-3693, (337) 457-7120.

June 7. Zydeco Dance Class for Beginners. North City Park Community Center, Opelousas (337) 948-0561.

June 9. The Rusted Chrysalis: Performance Art by Alphabet & Eyelash. Casa Azul, Grand Coteau (337) 662-1032.

June 10-12. Montegut Lions Club 52nd Annual Speckled Trout Rodeo. Montegut Lions Home, Montegut (985) 790-5160.

June 11. LCCMC Un Celebration De Cajun-Leur Culture. Northwest Community Center, Eunice (337) 457-5601.

June 13. Catch a Concert. Lake Charles Civic Center – Arcade Pavilion, Lake Charles lakecharlescommunityband.com.

June 17-19. Steubenville on the Bayou Youth Conference. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma (985) 850-3171.

June 18. Juneteenth. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles kzwa.com.

June 18. Juneteenth Folklife Celebration. Farmer’s Market, Opelousas
(337) 948-9884.

June 20. Catch a Concert. Lake Charles Civic Center – Arcade Pavilion, Lake Charles lakecharlescommunityband.com.

June 20-24. Children’s Summer Art Camp 2011. Downtown Art Gallery 630, Houma (985) 851-2198.

June 21. Film Night: Abel Raises Cain. Casa Azul, Grand Coteau (337) 662-1032.

June 23. Music & Literary Reading with Jessica Powers and Joseph Keegan.

Casa Azul, Grand Coteau (337) 662-1032.

June 23. Music & Prose with Jim Pharris and Patrice Melnick. Casa Azul, Grand Coteau (337) 662-1032.

June 24-25. Krewe of Houmas Invitational Saltwater Fishing Rodeo. Coco Marina, Cocodrie (985) 226-8788.

June 25. La Table Francaise. Steeple Vue Gallery, Arnaudville (337) 754-7724.

June 25. Patriotic Concert. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma
(985) 637-3894.

June 27. Catch a Concert. Lake Charles Civic Center – Arcade Pavilion, Lake Charles lakecharlescommunityband.com.

June 27-30. Children’s Summer Art Camp 2011. Downtown Art Gallery 630, Houma (985) 851-2198.

NEW ORLEANS

Through May 1. Disney on Ice presents “Toy Story 3.” UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (800) 745-3000.
Through May 1. Zurich Classic, TPC Louisiana. New Orleans (504) 342-3000.

May 1-6. The Third Annual “Tour du Rouge,” the Gulf Coast American Red Cross Bicycle Ride. Starts in Houston and ends in New Orleans (713) 313-1668.

Through May 8. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. New Orleans Fair Grounds, New Orleans www.nojazzfest.com.

Through May 13. French Quarter Wine Festival. Maison Dupuy Hotel, New Orleans (504) 648-6113.

May 13. Festival Friday. Fountain Park Center, Harvey (504) 644-4100.

May 15. The Home Show at Lambeth House. New Orleans (504) 865-1960 ext. 112.

May 20-22. Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. New Orleans www.thebayouboogaloo.com.

May 24-28. New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. New Orleans www.nowfe.com.

May 27-29. Greek Festival. New Orleans www.greekfestnola.com.

June 3-5. Back to the Beach Festival. New Orleans.

June 4-5. New Orleans Oyster Festival. New Orleans www.neworleansoysterfestival.org.

June 10-12. New Orleans Vieux to Do. New Orleans.

Through June 12. “Then & Now.” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (504) 528-3805.

June 17. Festival Friday. Fountain Park Center, Harvey (504) 644-4100.

Through June 26. “On the Air.” National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, New Orleans (504) 528-1944. 
 

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