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Statewide Calendar

November and December events, festivals and more

42nd Rayne Frog Festival

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North

Nov. 14. Shop Til You Drop Arts, Crafts & Gift Show. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe. (318) 396-5000.
Nov. 22. Minden Fasching Celebration. 520 Broadway, Minden. (318) 371-4258.
Nov. 28. Bossier City Holiday Arts, Crafts & Gift Show. Bossier Civic Center, Bossier City. (318) 741-8900.
Nov. 28-Dec. 21. Christmas in Roseland. American Rose Center, Greenwood. christmasinroseland.com
Nov. 29. RiverMarket Days: Christmas at the RiverMarket. Along the Ouachita River, Monroe. (318) 807-9985.
Nov. 29-Dec. 13. Fall Harvest Festival. 716 Whitaker Rd., Grant. (318) 634-3408.
Dec. 2. Minden Christmas Parade. Main Street, Minden. (318) 377-8630.
Dec. 12. Christmas Market. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe. (318) 396-5000.

Central

Nov. 1-2. Sabine Free State Fair. Florien. (800) 358-7802.
Nov. 7-9. Pecan Festival. Downtown Colfax. (318) 627-5196.
Nov. 22 – Jan. 6. Festival of Lights. Landmark Historic District, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714.
Nov. 29. Fleur de Lis Arts & Crafts Show. Natchitoches Events Center, Natchitoches. (318) 238-7500.
Dec. 3-5. Natchitoches/Northwestern Christmas Gala. A.A. Fredericks Auditorium, Northwestern State University.
Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-23, Dec. 26-28. Holiday Light Safari. 3016 Masonic Drive, Alexandria. (318) 441-6810.
Dec. 10, 13, 17, 19, 20. Holiday Tour of Homes. Natchitoches Historic Foundation. (800) 259-1714.

BATON ROUGE/ PLANTATION COUNTRY

Nov. 1. Louisiana Book Fest. State Library of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. (225) 219-9503.
Nov. 8-9. Destrahan Plantation Fall Festival. Destrahan Plantation, Destrahan. (985) 764-9315.
Nov. 15. Louisiana Veterans Fest. West Feliciana Sports Park, St. Francisville. (225) 635-0058.
Nov. 28-29. Christmas Open House. Antique District, Denham Springs. (225) 667-7512.
Dec. 4. Chef’s Evening & Wine Tasting Event. Antiques District, Denham Springs. (225) 667-7512.
Dec. 5-7. Christmas in the Country. Downtown St. Francisville. (225) 635-3873.
Dec. 7. A Rural Life Christmas. Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge. (225) 765-2437.
Dec. 14. Denham Springs Christmas Parade. Denham Springs High School, Denham Springs. (225) 665-8155.
Dec. 24. Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee. Various locations around Lutcher and Gramercy.

Cajun country

Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Louisiana Swine Festival. Basile Town Park, Basile. (337) 230-1479.
Nov. 1-23. Noel Acadien au Village. Acadian Village, Lafayette. (337) 981-2364.
Nov. 1. Country Christmas. Sugar Mill Pond Town Center, Youngsville. (337) 856-2323.
Nov. 1-2. Abbeville’s Giant Omelette Celebration. Downtown Abbeville. (337) 893-0013.
Nov. 6-9. 29th Annual Cracklin Festival. Veteran’s Park, Port Barre. (337) 585-6673.
Nov. 8. Atchafalaya Basin Festival. Henry Guidry Memorial Park, Henderson. (337) 257-2444.
Nov. 8. Southern Soul Food Showdown. 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette. (337) 365-8185.
Nov. 11. Veteran’s Day Memorial Ceremony. 102 W. Main St., New Iberia.
Nov. 14-16. El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia. Bouligny Plaza/Steamboat Pavilion, New Iberia. (337) 349-7343.
Nov. 15. 42nd Rayne Frog Festival. 206 Frog Festival Drive, Rayne. (337) 334-2332.
Nov. 22. 4 Winds Pow Wow. Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds, DeRidder. (337) 462-2135.
Nov. 27. Rhythms on the River. River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette. (337) 216-6566.
Nov. 28. A Cajun & Creole Christmas. Various locations, Lafayette. (800) 346-1958.
Nov. 29. Sounds of the Season with the Acadian Symphony Orchestra. St. Peters Church, New Iberia. (337) 364-1603.
Nov. 30. Christmas Shoppe. Willow Wood Park Recreation Center, New Iberia. (337) 229-1982.
Dec. 1- Dec. 31. Shadows Merry Making Season. Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.
Dec. 1-31. Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home & Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Rip Van Winkle Gardens, New Iberia. (337) 359-8525.
Dec. 1-31. Christmas in Old Opelousas. Various, including Opelousas Historic District. (800) 424-5442.
Dec. 3. Carencro Country Christmas. Various locations, Carencro. carencro.org/newsevents.
Dec. 3. Christmas in Scott. St. Aubin Park, Scott. (337) 269-5115.
Dec. 5. Annual Lighting of Le Vieux Village. Opelousas. (800) 424-5442.
Dec. 6. Jennings Christmas Festival & Gumbo Cook-off. Louisiana Oil & Gas Park, Jennings. (337) 821-5532.
Dec. 6. Le Feu & L’eau (Fire & Water) Festival. NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, Arnaudville. (337) 523-5832.
Dec. 6. Christmas in the Park. Downtown Gueydan. (337) 536-6140.
Dec. 6. St. Lucy Festival of Light & Christmas Parade. St. Martin de Tours Church Square, St. Martinville. (337) 394-2233.
Dec. 6. Battle of the Gumbo Paddle Cook-off. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Fair Grounds, Delcambre. (337) 349-0229.
Dec. 7. Light up the Lake Christmas Celebration. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 491-9159.
Dec. 7. Pearl Harbor Day Memorial. 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 344-9397.
Dec. 11. Downtown Opelousas Children’s Christmas Parade. Downtown Opelousas. (800) 424-5442
Dec. 13. Delcambre Boat Parade. Delcambre Shrimp Docks, Delcambre. (337) 658 2422.
Dec. 13. Yuletide on the Bayou. Bouligny Place, New Iberia. (337) 369-2330.
Dec. 13. Sounds of Christmas. Strand Theatre, Jennings. (337) 821-5509.
Dec. 14. Opelousas Children’s Parade. St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas. (337) 948-2589.
Dec. 14. Magic on Main and Gingerbread Tea. 320 E. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.
Dec. 14. Delcambre Christmas on the Bayou. Main Street, Delcambre. (337) 519-2541.
Dec. 31. New Year’s Noon. Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Lafayette. (337) 232-8500.
May 16-17. Rock & Gem Show, DeRidder. (337) 585-3693.

Greater New Orleans

Through Nov. 2. The Voodoo Music & Arts Experience. New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, New Orleans. Info@thevoodooexperience.com
Nov. 1. Bayou Bacchanal. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. (504) 220-8441.
Nov. 1- Dec. 7 (weekends). Louisiana Renaissance Festival. 46468 River Road, Hammond. (985) 429-9992.
Nov. 7-9. Scandanavian Festival & Christmas Sale. Norwegian Church, New Orleans. (504) 525-3602.
Nov. 7-9. Westwego Cypress Swamp Festival. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Westwego. (504) 341-3424.
Nov. 8. Irish Fest. Kingsley House, New Orleans. (504) 523-6221.
Nov. 8-9. Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. (504) 558-6100.
Nov. 14-16. River Parishes Fall Festival. Sacred Heart of Jesus School, Norco. (985) 764-9958.
Nov. 15-16. Covington Three Rivers Arts Festival. Columbia Street, Covington. (985) 327-9797.
Nov. 20-24. Words & Music: A Literary Fest in New Orleans. Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. (504) 586-1609.
Nov. 25-30. Bayou Classic. Various locations, New Orleans. (504) 293-2619.
Nov. 29-30. Tis the Season Street Stroll. Downtown Bogalusa. (985) 732-4684.
Dec. 1-31. Christmas – New Orleans Style. French Quarter & other locations, New Orleans. (504) 522-5730.
Dec. 5-7. Plaquemines Parish Orange Festival. 100 Hebert Harvey Drive, Plaquemines. (504) 398-4434.
Dec. 5-31. Holiday in the Park: Lights at Lafreniere. Lafreniere Park, Metairie. (504) 838-4389.
Dec. 5-31. Witches Brew Tour. 819 Decatur St., New Orleans. (504) 413-3120.
Dec. 6. Cracklin’ Cook-off & Car Show. Cut Off Youth Center, Cut Off. (985) 632-7616.
Dec. 20. Christmas Party & Holiday Craft Fair. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Westwego. (504) 341-3424.
Dec. 21. Caroling in Jackson Square. Jackson Square, New Orleans.
Dec. 31. Zoo Year’s Eve. Audubon Zoo, New Orleans. (504) 581-4629.

 

 

 

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