A Guide to Events Around the State

NORTH LOUISIANA

• Through Nov. 10. State Fair of Louisiana.
3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport. (318) 635-1361.
• Nov. 1-2. Main to Main Trade Days.
Main Street, Minden. (318) 371-4258.
• Nov. 8-10. Zonta Club of Shreveport Antique Show & Sale.
600 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. (318) 820-4730.
• Nov. 16. Minden Fasching Celebration.
520 Broadway St., Minden. (318) 371-4258.
• Nov. 17. Highland Jazz & Blues Festival.
700 Columbia, Shreveport. (318) 869-5706.
• Dec. 1-31. Christmas at the Biedenharn.
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe. (318) 387-5281.
• Throughout December. Santa’s Christmas Village.
Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum, Monroe. (318) 361-9611.
• Dec. 5. Downtown Gallery Crawl.
Downtown Monroe & West Monroe. (318) 503-5125.
• Dec. 7. Minden Christmas Parade.
Main Street, Minden. (318) 371-4258.
• Dec. 7. Christmas on the Front Line.
Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield. (318) 872-1474.
• Dec. 7. Bah Humbug 5K Run.
100 Trenton St., West Monroe. www.ovrrc.com
• Dec. 7. Downtown Renaissance Fireworks Extravaganza.
Downtown Monroe. (800) 843-1872.
• Dec. 12. Springhill Main Street “Christmas on Main.”
218 N. Main St., Springhill. (318) 539-5699.
• Dec. 14. Benton Christmas on the Square Festival & Parade.
417 Sibley St., Benton. (318) 393-5246.
• Dec. 17. A Celtic Christmas.
Hamilton House, West Monroe. (318) 366-2412.


CAJUN COUNTRY

• Nov. 1-2, 8-10. Thibodaux Playhouse Presents “The 39 Steps.”
Jean Lafitte Wetlands Activity Center, Thibodaux. (985) 446-1896.
• Nov. 1-3. Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar and Festival.
Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 747 N. Union St., Opelousas. (337) 942-2732.
• Nov. 1-3. Louisiana Swine Festival.
Basile Town Park, Basile. (337) 230-1479.
• Nov. 2. Air Supply Concert.
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, Westlake. (337) 430-2121.
• Nov. 2. Great Chili Challenge.
300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. (337) 365-9303.
• Nov. 2. Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival.
1208 Museum Drive, Houma. (985) 851-0154.
• Nov. 2-3. Shadows Civil War Encampment.
317 E. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.
• Nov. 2-3. Celebration of the Giant Omelette.
Downtown Abbeville. (337) 893-0013.
• Nov. 2-3. Acadiana Barrel Race Association; Bayou Classic.
713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.
• Nov. 7-9. Port Barre Cracklin Festival.
Veterans Park, Lafayette. (337) 308-1245.
• Nov. 7-10. Rayne Frog Festival.
Fairgrounds, Rayne. (504) 334-2332.
• Nov. 8. Big Boy’s Main Street Cook-off.
Downtown Thibodaux. (985) 431-9886.
• Nov. 8. “If Headstones Could Talk…” Cemetery Tour.
231 S. Main St., Abbeville. (337) 740-2112.
• Nov. 8-10. COYC Fair.
Cut Off Youth Center, Cut Off. (985) 632-7616.
• Nov. 9. Thibodauxville Fall Festival.
Downtown Thibodauxville. (985) 446-1187.
• Nov. 9. Southern Soul Food Showdown.
7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette. (337) 365-8185.
• Nov. 9. Atchafalaya Basin Festival.
Henry Guidry Memorial Park, Henderson. (337) 257-2444.
• Nov. 11. Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony.
102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.
• Nov. 11. Veterans Day Avenue of Flags.
Orange Grove/Graceland Cemetery, Lake Charles. (337) 436-4800.
• Nov. 14-16. Moss Bluff Harvest Festival.
Moss Bluff Recreation Complex, Moss Bluff. mossbluffharvestfestival.webs.com
• Nov. 16. El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia.
102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 369-2330.
• Nov. 16-17. Flea Fest: Flea Market.
Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles. fleafest.com
• Nov. 20-23. Mistletoe & Moss Holiday Market.
Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. www.jllc.net
• Nov. 22. Rory Partin’s Big Band Sounds – Holiday Concert.
Water’s Edge Community Theatre, Lake Charles. (337) 478-3305.
• Nov. 23-Dec. 23. Noel Acadien au Village.
200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette. (337) 981-2364.
• Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Tis the Season Street Stroll.
Downtown Bogalusa. (985) 750-4106.
• Dec. 1. Christmas Shoppe.
113 Willow Wood Drive, New Iberia. (337) 229-1982.
• Dec. 1. Sounds of the Season with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
St. Peter’s Church, New Iberia. (337) 364-1603.
• Dec. 1. Thibodaux Christmas Extravaganza.
Downtown Thibodaux. (985) 446-1187.
• Dec. 1-31. Victorian Christmas at The Joseph Jefferson Home.
Jefferson Island, Rip Van Winkle Boulevard, New Iberia. (337) 359-8525.
• Dec. 5-7. Sulphur’s Christmas Under the Oaks Festival/Holiday House.
Henning House, Sulphur. (337) 527-0357.
• Dec. 6. 20th Annual Oil Center Festival of Lights.
Oil Center, Lafayette. (337) 232-4343.
• Dec. 6. Christmas Spirits.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Lake Charles. (337) 274-2012.
• Dec. 6. McNeese State Holiday Art Sale.
McNeese State University, Shearman Fine Arts Center Grand Gallery, McNeese. (337) 475-5060.
• Dec. 6. KCS Holiday Express Train.
DeQuincy Railroad Museum, DeQuincy. (337) 786-2823.
• Dec. 6-15. White Christmas.
ACTS Theatre, Lake Charles. (337) 443-2287.
• Dec. 7. Cracklin’ Cook-off & Car Show.
Cut Off Youth Center, 205 79th St., Cut Off. (985) 632-7616.
• Dec. 7. Jennings Christmas Festival & Gumbo Cook-off.
Louisiana Oil & Gas park, Jennings. (337) 821-5532.
• Dec. 7. Le Feu & L’eau (Fire & Water) Festival.
Nunn Arts & Cultural Collective, Arnaudville. (337) 523-5832.
• Dec. 7. Light Up the Lake Christmas Celebration.
Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (866-625-4586)
• Dec. 7. Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony.
102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.
• Dec. 8. Magic on Main; Christmas Tour
of Homes. 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.
• Dec. 8. Jeanerette Christmas Parade.
Main Street, Jeanerette. (337) 579-2153.
• Dec. 13-15. The Nutcracker.
SPAA Performing Arts Theatre, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5000.
• Dec. 14. Yuletide on the Bayou.
Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (888) 942-3742.
• Dec. 14. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by the Lake Charles Civic Ballet.
Rosa Hart Theatre, Lake Charles Civic Center. (866) 625-4586.
• Dec. 19. I’ll Be Home For Christmas.
Heymann Performing Arts Center & Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette. (337) 291-5540.


CENTRAL LOUISIANA

• Nov. 1-3. Pecan Festival.
Downtown Colfax. (318) 627-5196.
• Nov. 1-3. Florien Freestate Festival.
Florien. (318) 586-3521.
• Nov. 2. Louisiana Native American Art Festival.
2907 N. Toledo Park Road, Zwolle. (318) 617-0322.
• Nov. 9. Sugar Day.
Kent Plantation House, Alexandria. (318) 487-5998.
• Nov. 16. Farm to Table dinner.
933 Second St., Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
• Nov. 23-24. A Holiday Extravaganza Sponsored by The Red River Arts & Crafts Guild.
Hwy. 28 East, Pineville. (318) 443-1785.
• Nov. 28-Jan. 6. 2013 Festival of Lights.
Historic Landmarks District, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.
• Dec. 11-21. Holiday Tour of Homes.
781 Front St., Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.
• Dec. 14. Fete Hiver. Fort St.
Jean the Baptist State Historic Site, Natchitoches. (887) 677-7853.


BATON ROUGE/PLANTATION COUNTRY

• Through Nov. 3. Greater Baton Rouge State Fair.
Baton Rouge Fairgrounds. (225) 755-3247.
• Nov. 2. Louisiana Book Festival.
State Library of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. (225) 219-9503.
• Nov. 8-9. Art in the City Weekend.
57845 Foundry St., Plaquemine. (225) 687-3116.
• Nov. 9. La-Vets-Fest.
West Feliciana Sports Recreation Park, St. Francisville. (225) 721-0885.
• Nov. 11. Salute to Veterans Annual Program.
23640 Railroad Ave., Plaquemine. (225) 687-2642.
• Dec. 5. Reflections of the Season.
2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen. (225) 344-2920.
• Dec. 7. USS KIDD Pearl Harbor Day Observance.
USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum, Baton Rouge.
• Dec. 8. Christmas Tour of Homes.
11757 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. (225) 635-4224.


GREATER NEW ORLEANS

• Nov. 1-3. Antiques Trade Days Arts & Crafts Show.
Downtown Ponchatoula. (800) 617-4502.
• Nov. 1-3. Scandinavian Festival and Christmas Sale.
Norwegian Church, 1772 Prytania St., New Orleans. (504) 525-3602.
• Nov. 1-3. The Voodoo Music & Arts Experience.
New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, New Orleans. www.worshipthemusic.com.
• Nov. 2. Bayou Bacchanal.
Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. (504) 220-2441.
• Nov. 2. Southdown Marketplace Fall Arts & Crafts Festival. (>)
Southdown Plantation House, Houma. (985) 851-0154. (Photo courtesy of the Houma Area Convention & Visitor Bureau)
• Nov. 2-8. Louisiana Renaissance Festival.
46468 River Road, Hammond. (985) 429-9992.
• Nov. 8-9. Lebowski Festival.
Various venues including Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, and AMF All Star Lanes, Kenner. (502) 583-9290.
• Nov. 8-10. Folk Magic Festival.
Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel, New Orleans. (831) 423-5477.
• Nov. 8-10. Westwego Cypress Swamp Festival.
Catfish Bourgeois Park, Westwego. (504) 341-3424.
• Nov. 9. Mirliton Festival.
The Brickyard, 3000 Chartres St., New Orleans. (504) 450-1733.
• Nov. 9-10. Covington Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Columbia St., Covington. (985) 327-9797.
• Nov. 9-10. Treme Creole Gumbo Festival.
Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. (504) 558-6100.
• Nov. 13-17. Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans.
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. (504) 586-1609.
• Nov. 15-17. River Parishes Fall Festival.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Norco. (985) 764-9958.
• Nov. 16. Antique Auto Club of St. Bernard Cruise Night.
8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette.  
• Nov. 21. Art & Wine Walk.
409 Aycock St., Arabi. (504) 355-4442.
• Nov. 23. Magazine Street Blues Festival.
Magazine Street and Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans. (504) 962-7260.
• Nov. 23-Jan. 1. Celebration in the Oaks.
City Park, New Orleans. (504) 483-9415.
• Nov. 23. Camp Moore Annual Civil War Living History Reenactment.
Hwy. 51, Tangipahoa. (985) 229-2438.
Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Bayou Classic.
Various locations, New Orleans. (504) 293-2619.
Nov. 30. Christmas Open House.
Ponchatoula Country Market, Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2537.
Dec. 1-31. Christmas New Orleans Style.
Various locations, French Quarter, New Orleans. (504) 522-5730.
Dec. 6-8. Plaquemines Parish Orange Festival.
Historic Fort Jackson, Buras. (504) 398-4434.
Dec. 6, 13. Ponchatoula Friday Night Lights.
Historic Downtown Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536.
Dec. 7. Ozone Camellia Festival.
61239 Roosevelt Blvd., Slidell. (985) 643-7156.
Dec. 22. Caroling in Jackson Square & Home Tour.
French Quarter, New Orleans. (504) 523-7047.
Dec. 30-Jan. 1. Hands On Literary Fest & Masquerade Ball.
Maison St. Charles and The Prytania Bar, New Orleans.
• Dec. 31. Zoo Year’s Eve. Audubon Zoo,
New Orleans. www.AudubonInstitute.org


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