Northern Louisiana

Through April 27. The American Soldier, A Photographic Tribute. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Shreveport (318) 632-2020.

April 3. ULM Presidential Lyceum Series: James Carville and Mary Matalin. University of Louisiana,  Monroe (318) 342-5447.

April 4, 11, 18, 25. Brown Bag Concerts. Ana Gray Noe Park, Monroe (318) 396-9520.

April 5. Shreveport Symphony presents: Shakespeare & Company. Riverview Theater, Shreveport (318) 227-8863.

April 5. Easter Egg Hunt at the Library. 315 Cypress St., West Monroe (318) 327-1365.

April 5-6. Scottish Tartan Festival. Scotland Farms, Minden (318) 929-3220.

April 7. Easter Egg Hunt at the Zoo! Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, Monroe (318) 329-2400.

April 10. Taking Control: A Financial Management Workshop for Women. West Monroe (318) 398-9438.

April 12. Fly Fishing Demonstration. Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville (888) 677-9468.


April 12. 22nd Annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival. Downtown Winnsboro (318) 435-7607.

April 14. The Honky Tonk Talent Search & Concert. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe (318) 372-7817.

April 14. Ark-La-Miss Opry. Fiske Theatre, Oak Grove (318) 428-2635.

April 16. Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour. CenturyTel Center, Bossier City (318) 741-9700.

April 17. 17th Annual Garden Symposium. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe (318) 387-5281.

April 17. Just for Boys Body Awareness Class. Glenwood Medical Mall, West Monroe (318) 329-8590.

April 19. National Environmental Educational Day: Pollution in Fish. Lake Claiborne State Park, Homer (888) 677-2524.

April 19. Women’s Expo. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe (318) 387-3922.

April 19-May 5. Beauty and the Beast. Strauss Theatre Center, Monroe (318) 323-6681.

April 20-21. Corney Creek Outdoor Festival. Main Street, Bernice (318) 285-7730.

April 21. 12th Annual Spring Fest. 400 S. Fifth St., West Monroe (318) 387-4001.

April 21-26. Northeast Louisiana Senior Olympic Games. Monroe (318) 348-1034.

April 23-26. 14th Annual Spring Arts Festival. East Union & Talson streets, Minden (318) 393-5991.

April 25. Broadway in Monroe presents Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe (318) 329-0001.

April 25-27, May 2-4. Nunsense (musical). East Bank Theatre, Bossier City (318) 741-8310.

April 26. Regional Dutch Oven Gathering. Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville (888) 677-9468.

April 26. La Traviata. Riverview Theatre, Shreveport (318) 227-9503.

April 26. Church Mess. Strand Theatre, Shreveport (318) 226-8555.

May 3. Minden Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show. Minden (318) 423-0192.

May 7-11. Women’s Health Screening. Glenwood Medical Mall, West Monroe (318) 329-8590.

May 8. Just for Girls Body Awareness Class. Glenwood Medical Mall, West Monroe. (318) 329-8590.

May 9. Lest They Be Forgotten (film). West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe (970) 254-9262.

May 9-10. Mayhaw Festival. Main Street, Marion (318) 292-4715.

May 11. Second Annual “A Night for You” (for single moms). Life Church, West Monroe (318) 398-1983.

May 12. Child Identification Fingerprint Program. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe (318) 387-5281.

May 17. Trails & Trellises Garden Tour. Minden (318) 371-1371.

May 17. Riverboat Festival. Main Street, Columbia (318) 649-0726.

May 19. North Delta Music Project Concert. Downtown Monroe (318) 651-7591.

May 19-20. 16th Annual Ronald McDonald House Big Bass Fishing Tournament. Lazarre Point, West Monroe (318) 387-7933.

May 22-25. 25th Mudbug Madness. Shreveport (318) 222-7403.

May 24. Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats. The Strand Theatre, Shreveport (318) 226-8555.

May 25-26. Confederate Heritage Conference. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe (318) 728-4310.

May 25-29. 15th Annual Selman Field Reunion. Holiday Inn, Monroe (318) 325-2998.

May 31-June 1. Classic Arms Gun & Knife Show. Riverview Hall, Shreveport (985) 624-8577.

June 1-2. Beach Bash. 2909 Kilpatrick Blvd., Monroe (318) 651-4409.

June 2. 20th Annual Classic Chevy Jamboree. Holiday Inn, Monroe (318) 397-1181.

June 2. 22nd Annual Marengo Swamp Ride. Beouf River Wildlife Area, Hebert (318)
728-2300.

June 7-9. Scrapbook Celebration. West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe (318) 801-0256.

June 8-9. 10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Mary F. Goins Park, Richwood (318)
322-2104.

June 8-9. Louisiana Geriatric Society Mid-Year Conference. University of Louisiana,
Monroe (318) 342-5447.

June 12-14. 56th Annual Springhill PRCA Rodeo featuring Champion Bull Rider
Donny Gay. Springhill (318) 464-9399.

June 12-14. Montegut Lion’s Club 50th Anniversary Speckled Trout Rodeo. Montegut
Lions Home, Montegut (985) 594-2437.

June 13-16. Miss Louisiana Pageant. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe (318) 343-1300.
June 13-17. Grambling Juneteenth Festival. Grambling (318) 381-4498.

June 17. Dirt Drags & Mud Racing. Motor Sports City, Start (318) 366-7320.

June 20-21. Krewe of Houmas Invitational Saltwater Fishing Rodeo. Cocodrie (985) 879-4388.

June 20-22. Let the Good Times Roll Festival. 101 Crockett St., Shreveport (318) 470-3890.

June 27-29. Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival. Ruston (318) 255-2031.

June 27-29. Down Da Bayou Festival. Shrimpers Row, Dulac (985) 855-1670.

June 29. Fireworks Show at High Delta. Delhi (318) 878-8770.

June 30. Peanut Butter & Jam Concert. Children’s Museum, Monroe (318) 361-9611.

June 30. First Annual West Monroe LibertyFest. Antique Alley, West Monroe (318) 410-1000.


Central Louisiana
April (select dates). Butterfly Gardening. Hodges Garden State Park, Florien (800) 354-3523.

April 1, 5, 27. Celebrating Spring with Flowers. South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco (888) 398-4770.

April 2. Kaleidoscopes. South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco (888) 398-4770.

April 4-5. Louisiana Doll Festival. Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, Deridder (800) 738-5534.

April 4-5. Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival. Cane River Lake, Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.

April 5. Louisiana Piano Series International. Northwestern State University, Natchitoches (318) 357-4522.

April 5. Tunica Songs and Stories. Marksville State Historic Site, Marksville (888) 253-8954.

April 5, 12, 26. Nature Walk. Hodges Garden State Park, Florien (888) 253-8954.

May 8-11. Cochon de Lait Festival. Mansura (318) 964-2696.

April 6. Nature Videos. South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco (888) 398-4770.

April 9, 12. Homes for the Birds. South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco (888) 398-4770.

April 11, 18. Animal Magnets. South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco (888) 398-4770.

April 12. Herb Day. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 487-5998.

April 13. Third Annual Bridal Extravaganza. Natchitoches Events Center, Natchitoches (318) 238-7503.

April 16, 25. Rose Seminar. Hodges Garden State Park, Florien (800) 354-3523.

April 16-19. Hamlet. LSU at Alexandria, 8100 Highway 71 S., Alexandria (318) 445-3672.

April 18-May 10 (select dates). Juried Student Art Exhibition. Louisiana College, Pineville (318) 487-7011.

April 19-June 28 (Saturdays). Cane River Green Market. Natchitoches (318) 238-7500.

April 19. Heritage Day at Long Leaf. Forest Hill (318) 748-8404.

April 19. Faux-Raku Bird Feeder. South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco (888) 398-4770.

April 19. Earth Celebration. Fort Jesup Historic Site, Many (888) 677-5378.

April 19. Jazz on the River. Downtown Alexandria (800) 551-9546.

April 20, 22. Earth Day. Hodges Garden State Park, Florien (800) 354-3523.

April 24. International Festival. Natchitoches (318) 357-5085.

April 25-26. Seventh Annual Spring Festival. Rebel State Historic Site, Natchitoches (318) 472-6255.

April 26. Weddings In Time: A Living History Event. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 487-5998.

April 26. Fishin’ 101. South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco (888) 398-4770.

April 28. Trottingbred Racing. Metro Soileau Downs, Soileau (337) 639-4868.

May 2-4. 32nd Annual Mayfest. Third Street, Leesville (337) 238-0783.

May 3-June 28 (Saturdays). Saturday Night Classic Double Features. Rebel State Historic Site, Nachitoches (318) 472-6255.

May 4. Dinner on the Bayou with Chef John Folse. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 487-5998.

May 4-6. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Spring Festival. Oakdale (337) 639-4868.

May 9-11. Alexandria Afire! A Living History Event. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 487-5998.

June 23-27. Jane in June. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria (318) 487-5998.

June 13-15. Louisiana Corn Festival. Bunkie (318) 346-2575.

June 14-15. Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival. Natchitoches (318) 379-0055.

June 27-29. Beauregard Watermelon Committee. Beauregard Fairgrounds, Deridder (800) 738-5534. Cajun Country
Through April 26. “Common Ground.” Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas (337) 942-4991.

April 1. Historic Lafourche Presentation & Reception. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux (985) 4484273.

April 1-4. Festival of the Arts. University of Louisiana, Lafayette (337) 482-6224.

April 2-3. Pianist Leon Bates Lecture & Master Class. Performance at Talbot Theater, NSU, Thibodaux (985) 448-4273.

April 3-6. Cajun Hot Sauce Festival. New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
April 4-6. Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival. Kemper Williams Park, Patterson (985) 395-4905.
April 5. Big Easel Art Festival. Lafayette (337) 216-6529.
April 5. The Haven’s “Home is Where the Heart Is” Spring Gala. Houma-Terrebone Civic Center, Houma (985) 872-0757.
April 5. Fifth Annual Jubilee Jambalaya Writer’s Conference: Ink on the Page. 151 Library Drive, Houma (985) 868-2732.
April 5-6. Festival des Fleurs de Louisiane. Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette (337) 482-5339.
April 5-6. Pyromania “Fired Up On Art” Weekend. Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette (337)  269-0363.
April 6. Horse Show. Houma Airbase, 221 Moffet Road, Houma (985) 580-2445.
April 6. Music at St. John’s Presents: Alexander-Soares Violin & Piano Duo. 718 Jackson St., Thibodaux (985) 447-2910.
April 9. 12th Annual Cajun Swamp Stomp Festival II. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux (985) 448-4633.
April 10. Arts Alive. 507 W. Third St., Thibodaux (985) 448-4273.
April 10-12. Louisiana Railroad Days. DeQuincy Railroad Museum, Dequincy. (800) 456-7952.
April 11-13. Creole Festival on the Teche. Jeanerette City Park, Jeanerette (337) 276-3615.
April 12. Cracklin Cook-Off. 205 W. 79th St., Cut Off (985) 632-7616.
April 12. Winter Rodeo Series. Houma Airbase Arena, 221 Moffet Road, Houma (985) 594-7545.

April 12. Wildflower Walk. Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles (888) 677-7264.
April 12. Healthy Kids Day. 103 Valhi Blvd., Houma (985) 851-0154.
April 12, May 10, June 14. Second Saturday Artwalk. Downtown Lafayette (337) 291-5566.
April 12-20. Sixth Annual Juried Arts Exhibition. Community Center, Grand Isle (985) 787-2997.
April 13. Southdown Jazz Brunch. Southdown Plantation House/Terrebonne Museum, Houma (985) 851-0154.
April 17-27. The Perfect Wedding. Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne, 7829 Main St., Houma (985) 876-4278.
April 17. Second Annual Latin American Festival. Talbot Hall, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux (985) 448-4600.
April 18-20. Lockport Food Festival. Downtown Lockport (985) 856-6842.
April 19. 11th Annual Panda Meander. Houma (985) 872-3854.
April 19. Ninth Annual Ladybug Ball. Southdown Plantation Museum, Houma (985) 688-3937.
April 19. Art Under the Oaks. 2295 St. Mary St. (LA Highway 1), Thibodaux (985) 876-7831.
April 29. Earth Day Eco-Party. Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles (888) 677-7264.
April 19, 24-27. Thibodaux Playhouse Presents Rumors. 314 St. Mary St. (LA Highway 1), Thibodaux (985) 446-1896.
April 20. Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet. St. Joseph’s Church, 5232 Highway 56, Chauvin (985) 594-5859.
April 23-27. Festival Internationale de Louisiane. Lafayette (337) 232-8086.
April 25-27. 23rd Annual Arnaudville Etouffee Festival. Arnaudville (337) 754-5912.
April 25-27. Cajun Woodstock. Church Point (337) 280-8710.
April 25-27. 45th Annual Family Fun Festival. Larose Regional Park, LA Highway 308, Larose (985) 693-7355.
April 26. “Grillin’ in the Park” Annual South LA Championship B-B-Que Cook-off. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia (337) 367-8424.
April 26. Canoe Tour. Chicot State Park, Ville Platte (888) 677-6100.
April 26. Canoe De Swamp. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville (888) 677-7200.
April 26-27. Down Da Bayou Festival. KC Home, Shrimpers Row, Dulac (985) 563-2648.

April 27. Laurel Valley Spring Festival. LA Highway 308, Thibodaux (985) 446-7456.
April 29-May 11. Contraband Days Pirate Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (800) 456-7952.
May 1-4. Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair. Firemen’s Fair Grounds, Thibodaux (985) 447-1986.

May 2-4. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Breaux Bridge (337) 332-6655.
May 3. 12th Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. Sunset (337) 662-5225.

May 3. Bonne Terre Garden Fair. 1208 Museum Drive, Houma (985) 851-0154.



May 10. TGMC 5K Run for Excellence and Cajun Food Festival. Houma (985) 868-5881.
May 15-17. Starks Mayhaw Festival. Starks (800) 456-7952.
May 16-18. Ninth Annual Parade of Rods. Ramada Inn, Houma (985) 532-2777.

May 23-25. 12th Annual Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo. Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle (985) 787-2418. May 25. Zydeco Extravaganza. Opelousas (337) 948-2520. May 25. Bunk Johnson Jazz Festival. New Iberia (337) 560-5595.

May 30-31. OMSA Ninth Annual Cajun Tropic Fishing Rodeo. Bridge Side Marina,
Grand Isle (985) 787-2997.

May 31. Daylily Festival and Garden Show. Magdalen Square, Abbeville (337) 898-4110.

June 1. Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, Houma (985) 665-1005.

June 5-7. 12th Annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo. Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle (985) 787-2418.

June 6-8. Fourth Annual Opelousas Spice & Music Festival. Opelousas (337) 948-5227.

June 6-8. 26th Annual Church Point Buggy Festival. Church Point (337) 684-2739. June 7-8. Gheens Bon Mange Festival. Community Center, Gheens (985) 532-5694. June 8. Flag Day Concert: A Patriotic Salute. Houma Municipal Auditorium, Houma (985) 594-2266.

June 12-14. Fifth Annual Cut-off Fishing Club Public Rodeo. Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle (985) 787-2418. June 14. Louisiana Appaloosa Horse Show. Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 365-7539.

June 15-16. Friends of Grand Isle Rodeo. Grand Isle (985) 787-2997.

June 20-21. 24th Annual Creole Classic Fishing Rodeo. Grand Isle (985) 787-2418. June 21. Juneteenth Folklife Celebration. Opelousas (337) 948-9884. June 28.  “Take A Kid Fishing” Rodeo. Youth Center, 205 W. 79th St., Cut Off (985) 632-7616. June 29. 13th Annual Erath 4th of July Bar-B-Que Cook-off. Erath (337) 937-8401.


Baton Rouge/ Plantation Country
April (Saturdays). Live Animal Presentation. Tickfaw State Park, Springfield (225) 294-2218. Through June 28 (Saturdays). Historic Donaldson Farmers Market. Crescent Park, Donaldsonville (225) 806-7220. Through June 6. An Adventure in the Arts: The Permanent Collection of the Guild Hall Museum. LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge (225) 389-7200. Through June 22. Jim Henson’s Fantastic World. Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge (225) 344-5272. Through June 28. Digital Universe. Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge (225) 344-5272. Through June 28. Extreme Planets. Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge (225) 344-5272. April 1. Southern vs. LSU Baseball. Southern University, Baton Rouge (225)
359-9328. April 3-6. Magnolia Classic Arabian Horse Show. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (225) 621-1700. April 4-6. Seventh  Annual Audubon Birdfest. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. April 5. Audubon Nature Day. Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville (888) 677-2838.

April 5-6. Art, Antiques & Authors. Crescent Park, Donaldsonville (225) 473-4814.

April 6. Spring Bird Walk. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. April 6. Bite the Bullet: A Look at Civil War Medicine. Centenary State Historic Site, Jackson (888) 677-2364. April 6. Firepower. Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson (888) 677-3400. April 11. “Life on a Plantation” School Day. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. April 12. Swamp Celts’ Festival & Games. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (225) 927-1453. April 12. Flint Knapping. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. April 19. Audubon Heritage Food Fest. Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville
(888) 677-2939.

April 19. Spring Horticultural Seminar. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. April 19. Art Gumbo Market. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (225) 644-8496.

April 19. Lost Arts Saturdays: Shaving Horse. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. April 19-20. Angola Prison Spring Rodeo. Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola (225) 655-2607.

April 20. Ascension Catholic School Fair. South Louisiana Fair Grounds,
Donaldsonville (225) 473-9227.

April 24-27, May 1-3. Godspell. Pasqua Community Theatre, Gonzales (225) 647-1230. April 25. Lock Fest. Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site, Plaquemine (877) 987-7158.

April 25-27. Native American Powwow. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (504) 837-6085. April 25-May 11. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Little Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 924-6496. April 26. “A Day of Love: The Rosedown Wedding.” Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. May 1. Nnenna Feelon. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334. May 1-4. Hair. Reilly Theatre, LSU, Baton Rouge (225) 578-3527. May 3-4. Avian Extravaganza Bird Fair. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (225) 572-2561. May 10. Flint Knapping. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. May 17. Lost Arts Saturdays: Medical Practices of the 19th Century. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. May 17. Art Gumbo Market. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (225) 644-8496.

May 22-25. Jambalaya Festival. Jambalaya Park, Gonzales (225) 647-2937. June 12-21. 59th Annual Dodge Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (225) 721-3209. June 13-15. Juneteenth Family Reunion and Festival. Louisiana Square, Donaldsonville (225) 474-5553. June 14. Summer Horticultural Seminar Series. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332. June 19. Red Hot Night. River Region Art Gallery, Gonzales (225) 644-8496.

June 21. Lost Arts Saturdays: Basket Weaving. Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville (225) 635-3332.


Greater New Orleans Through April 6. 72nd New Orleans Spring Fiesta. New Orleans (504) 581-1367.

Through April 19 (select dates). Birds of a Feather: Wildfowl Carving in Southeast Louisiana. Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans (504) 523-4662. Through May 10. Gretna Art Walk. Gretna (504) 341-5745.

Through May 11. Living Color: Photographs by Judy Cooper. New Orleans Museum of
Art, New Orleans (504) 658-4100.

Through June 8. The Museum of Arts Presents George Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs and Beyond Katrina. New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (504)
658-4100.

Through July 12. Surrounded by Water: New Orleans, the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. Williams Gallery, 533 Royal St., New Orleans (504) 523-4662.

Through Aug. 28 (Thursdays). Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series. Garden-Pavillion, City Park, New Orleans (504) 483-9386.

April (Fridays). Shoreline Discovery. Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville (888) 677-3668.

April 3-5. Requim presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Loyola University, New Orleans (504) 523-6530. April 4. Hornets vs. New York. New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (504) 587-3663. April 4. 1964: The Tribute. Columbia Theater, Hammond (985) 543-4371.

April 4-13. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Dillard University, New Orleans (504) 816-4857.

April 4-20. Ruthless the Musical. Westwego Performing Arts Theater, Westwego (504) 371-3330.

April 5. Bait-n-Wait Kid’s Fishing Derby. Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville (888) 677-3247. April 5-6. Wild Iris Tour. Fontainbleau State Park, Mandeville (888) 677-3668.

April 5-6. Spring Garden Show. City Park, New Orleans (504) 838-1170.

April 5-6. Old Agiers RiverFest. New Orleans (504) 362-8813. April 6. Hornets vs. Golden State. New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.

April 8. Tea on Tuesday: New Orleans Painted Ladies. Longue Vue House & Gardens, New Orleans (504) 488-5488.
 
April 9. Opera on Tap. The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans (504) 529-2278. April 10-20. New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, New Orleans (504) 827-5858. April 11. Threatened & Endangered Animals: Bald Eagles. Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville (888) 677-3668.

April 11-12. V to the 10th. New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.

April 11-13. 25th Anniversary French Quarter Festival. New Orleans (504) 522-5730.

April 11-13. 37th Annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Ponchatoula (800) 917-7045.

April 11-13. Bogalusa’s Festival in the Park. Bogalusa (985) 735-5731.

April 12. Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilting Workshop. Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville (985) 792-4652.

April 12. Zoomobile: Fur, Feathers, Scales & Skin. Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville (985) 792-4652.

April 12. Seventh Annual Cannes Brulee Native American Pow Wow. Rivertown, Kenner (504) 468-7293.

April 12 & 19. Spring Farm Fest at Red Bluff Farm. 15110 Highway 1078, Folsom (985) 796-0452.

April 12-Oct. 31. Real to Reel: Hollywood and WWII. National WWII Museum, New Orleans (504) 527-6012.

April 12-13. 78th Annual Pirate’s Alley Art Show. French Quarter, New Orleans

April 15. Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers. New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (504) 587-3663.

April 15. COAST Spring Frolic and Senior Olympic Games. Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville (800) 256-2328.

April 17. Ninth Annual Bill Russell Lecture: “Jazz and the Mississippi River.” Williams Research Center, New Orleans (504) 523-4662.

April 18. 2008 WPRO World Racquetball Championships. Elmwood Fitness Center, Harahan (504) 733-1600.

April 18. Amazing Grapes Wine Auction. 333 St. Joseph St., New Orleans (504) 525-5661.

April 18. Concerts in the Courtyard. 533 Royal St., New Orleans (504) 523-4662.

April 18-20. Potpourri Festival. Westwego (504) 436-0812.

April 19. Earth Day. Hammond (985) 542-3417.

April 19. Art in April Festival. Chalmette (504) 278-4242.

April 19. Cathedral Window Quilting Workshop. Fairview-Riverside State Park, Madisonville (985) 792-4652.

April 21. Zoo-to-Do for Kids presented by Humana. Audubon Zoo, New Orleans (504) 861-6160.

April 25-May 4. 39th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. New Orleans Fair Grounds, New Orleans (504) 522-4786.

April 28. Blessing on the Bayou. Westwego (504) 436-0812.

May 2. 2008 Chase Zoo-to-Do.  Audubon Zoo, New Orleans (504) 861-6160.

May 2. John McDonogh Day Celebration. Gretna. (888) 447-3862.

May 2-4. May Weekend Gospel Festival. Hammond (985) 542-4939.

May 3-4. Tomato Festival. 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette (504) 271-2953.

May 10. Arts & Crafts Festival. Gretna. (888) 447-3862.

May 10. German Mai Fest. Gretna. (888) 447-3862.

May 10-13. Zephyrs vs. Sacramento. Zephyr Field, Metairie (504) 734-5155.

May 14. “The French and Indian War” lecture by Dr. Fred Anderson. 410 Chartres St., New Orleans (504) 523-4662.

May 16. Concerts in the Courtyard with the Washboard Chaz Blues Trio. 533 Royal St., New Orleans (504) 523-4662.

May 18. The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Annual Family Day. 533 Royal St., New Orleans (504) 523-4662.

May 21-25. 2008 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. New Orleans (504) 529-9463.

May 22. Memorial Day Celebration. Kenner (504) 468-7293.

May 23-24. Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival. New Orleans (504) 488-3865.

May 23-26. Zephyrs vs. Albuquerque. Zephyr Field, Metairie (504) 734-5155.

May 30-June 1. The Louisiana Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo. Alario Center, Westwego (504) 349-5525.

June 7. Grand Opening of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. Riverwalk Marketplace, New Orleans (504) 539-9617.

June 7-8. 22nd Annual French Market Creole Tomato Festival. French Quarter, New Orleans (504) 524-8843.

June 13-15. New Orleans Seafood Festival. French Quarter, New Orleans (504) 587-7788.

June 16. Native Flowers of Bayou Segnette. Bayou Segnette, Westwego (504) 736-7155.

June 19. Hammond Tangipahoa Juneteenth Festival. Hammond (985) 345-2844.

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