Northern Louisiana

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.

July 7-10. Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf Junior Clinic. Black Bear Golf Course, Delhi (318) 878-2162.

July 10-26 (select dates). The Death of Dr. Pepper Dinner Theater. Chateau Restaurant, Monroe (318) 323-6681.

July 11-12, 18-19. Strauss Young Troupe: Blather, Blarney and Balderdash. Monroe (318) 323-0474.

July 12. NBHA National Barrel Race. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

July 13. North LA Team Roping. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

July 15. Black Bear Ladies Scramble. Black Bear Golf Course, Delhi (318) 878-2162.

July 18. Moonlit Gardens. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe (318) 387-5281.

July 19. Poker Run on the River. Ouachita River Boat Dock, Columbia (318) 649-0726.

July 26. Cotton Country Horse Show. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

Aug. 1-3. Wagon Hill Ministries Rodeo – Rodeo school. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

Aug. 10. North LA Team Roping. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

Aug. 15. Moonlit Gardens. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe (318) 387-5281.

Aug. 16. Missouri Fox Trotters. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

Aug. 16-17. Dream Cruz truck, car & bike show. Lazarre Point, W. Monroe (318) 537-3318.

Aug. 17. Black Bear Summer 2-Person Scramble. Black Bear Golf Course, Delhi (318) 878-2162.

Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Cotton Land Cluster of Dog Shows. Monroe Civic Center, Monroe (318) 343-8604.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Run for the Diamonds. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

Sept. 6. Grambling State vs. Alcorn State @ home. Grambling (318) 274-4795.

Sept. 7. North LA Team Roping. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

Sept. 11-28 (select dates). The Fantasticks. Strauss Theatre, Monroe (318) 323-6681.

Sept. 12. Moonlit Gardens. Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, Monroe (318) 387-5281.

Sept. 14. Black Bear Summer 2-Person Scramble. Black Bear Golf Course, Delhi (318) 878-2162.

Sept. 19-21. Ron McGlofin Clinic. Northern Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston (318) 243-4941.

Sept. 20. Grambling State vs. Jackson State @ home. Grambling (318) 274-4795.

Sept. 20, 27. Strauss Young Troupe: Camelot. Strauss Theatre, Monroe (318) 323-0474.

Sept. 27. Grambling State vs. Langston University @ home. Grambling (318) 274-4795.

Sept. 27-28. Black Bear Course Championship. Black Bear Golf Course, Delhi (318) 878-2162.


Central Louisiana
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.
Through Aug. 12. Cammie G. Henry Center Art Exhibit. Northwestern State University, Natchitoches (318) 357-4585.
Through Aug. 30. LSU Sports Exhibit. Old Courthouse Museum, Natchitoches (318) 357-2270.
June 2-Aug. 1. Summer Safari Camp. Alexandria Zoological Park, Alexandria (318) 473-1143.
July 4. Celebration on the Cane. Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.
July 4. Brown Bag Lunch Concerts. Natchitoches (318) 238-7502.
July 5. Red, White & Blue in the Zoo. Alexandria Zoological Park, Alexandria (318) 473-1143.
July 12, 26. Cane River Green Market. Natchitoches (318) 238-7500.
July 12, 26. Trottingbred Racing @ Metro. Soileau Downs, Soileau (888) 639-4868.
July 18-19. 29th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival. Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches (318) 357-4332.
Aug. 4, 23. Trottingbred Racing @ Metro. Soileau Downs, Soileau (888) 639-4868.
Aug. 29-30. Cane River Zydeco Festival. Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.
Aug. 30. NSU vs. Texas A&M @ Turpin Stadium. Natchitoches (318) 357-4268.
Aug. 30. Goldonna Drake Salt Works Festival. Goldonna (318) 727-8770.
Aug. 31. St. Joan of Arc Bazaar. Oberlin
Sept. 6. Black Bear Conservation Day. Alexandria Zoological Park, Alexandria (318) 473-1143.
Sept. 6, 20. Trottingbred Racing @ Metro. Soileau Downs, Soileau (888) 639-4868.
Sept. 12. Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival. Natchitoches (318) 352-6164.
Sept. 13. NSU vs. Grambling State @ Turpin Stadium. Natchitoches
Sept. 13. Miss Allen Parish Pageant. Allen Parish (888) 639-4868.
Sept. 16-17. Cemetery Landscape Preservation Workshop. Natchitoches (318) 356-7444.
Sept. 17-20. Allen Parish Fair. Oberlin (888) 639-4868.
Sept. 18-20. Hunter Safety Program. Pineville (318) 449-5652.
Sept. 20. Zoo Day. Alexandria Zoological Park, Alexandria (318) 473-1143.
Sept. 21. Sixth Annual Meat Pie Tri[athalon]. Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.
Sept. 26-27. Old Time Plow Days. Mittie (888) 639-4868.
Sept. 27. NSU vs. Southeastern Oklahoma @ Turpin Stadium. Natchitoches (318) 357-4268.
Cajun Country
Through Sept. 1. Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing. Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Evangeline (337) 594-3000.
Through Aug. 1. “Marquis de La Fayette: Legacy of a Hero.” Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium, Lafayette (337) 291-5544.
Through Aug. 30. Freddie Pate’s Jamboree. Strand Theater, Jennings (337) 779-2343.
Through Nov. 30. Eunice Market Days. Eunice (337) 457-7389.
Through Dec. 6 (select dates). Louisiana Opry. Historic Rice Theater, Crowley (337) 281-8695.
Through Dec. 27 (select dates). Jam Session at Vermillionville. Lafayette (337) 233-4077.
Through Dec. 31. New Iberia Downtown Farmer’s Market. New Iberia (337) 369-2330.
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.
June 30-July 4. 62nd Annual Erath Fourth of July Celebration. Erath (337) 937-8401.
July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13. Second Saturday Artwalk. Lafayette (337) 291-5566.
July 4. Freedom Fest 2008. Cajun Field, Lafayette (800) 346-1958.
July 4. Happy Birthday America! Parc International, Lafayette (337) 232-4277.
July 4. Fourth of July Celebration & Parade. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia (337) 369-2337.
July 5-6. Krewe of Bayou Petit Caillou Fishing Rodeo. Terry Lapeyrouse’s Seafood Bar & Grocery, Highway 56, Chauvin (985) 226-0049.
July 12. Louisiana Stock Association Ranch Horse Competition. Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
July 19. Summer Fun Kid’s Day 2008. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma (985) 850-4657.
July 19. Gulf Brew. Parc International, Lafayette (337) 233-7060.
July 25. Downtown Live After 5. Courtsquare, Houma (985) 873-6408.
Aug. 8-9. Festival of Riches Square Dance Festival. Cyr Gates Community Center, New Iberia (337) 364-6284.
Aug. 14-17. Delcambre Shrimp Festival. Delcambre (337) 685-2653.
Aug. 15-17. Le Cajun French Music Festival and Awards Show. Lafayette (337) 291-5555.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Labor Day Classic Open 4D Barrel Race. Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
Aug. 30. 26th Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival. Zydeco Festival Grounds, Plaisance (337) 232-7672.
Sept. 5-6. Lydia Cajun Food Fest. Weeks Park, Lydia (337) 365-5577.
Sept. 5-7. Rayne Frog Festival. Fair Grounds, Rayne (337) 334-2332.
Sept. 14. National Barrel Horse Association. Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
Sept. 20. Les Cadiens du Teche Cajun Music Festival. Cyr Gates Community Center, New Iberia (337) 364-4030.
Sept. 20. UL vs. Kent State. Cajun Field, Lafayette (337) 265-2100.
Sept. 27. Ninth Annual Atchafalaya Catfish Festival. Melville Civic Center, Melville (337) 623-4226.
Sept. 24-28. Louisiana Sugarcane Festival. New Iberia (337) 369-9323.
Baton Rouge/Plantation Country
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.
Thursdays through Oct. 30. St. Francisville Farmer’s Market. 4-H Barn, Wilcox Street, St. Francisville (225) 635-4224.
Through July 21. Blending Old and New: Quilts. West Baton Rouge Museum, Baton Rouge (225) 336-2422.
Through Sept. 30. “Louisianans on the Hill” – A Congressional Exhibit. Louisiana Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge (225) 342-0500.
Through Sept. 30. Portraits of the Presidential Hopefuls. Louisiana Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge (225) 342-0500.
Through Sept. 30. Basketball Hall of Fame Exhibit. Louisiana Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge (225) 342-0500.
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.
July 1-Sept. 9 (Tuesdays). False River Tuesday Night Fishing Tournament. Public Boat Landing, New Roads (225) 955-2460.
July 3. Come 4th on the 3rd Donaldson Fireworks & Fais-Do-Do. Crescent Park, Donaldsonville (225) 473-4247.
July 4. False River Fourth of July Boat Parade, Boat & Pier Decorating Contest. New Roads (225) 638-3998.
July 4-Aug. 29 (Fridays). False River Cookie Jar Fishing Tournament. LA Express Boat Dock, Jarreau (225) 293-3402.
July 5-6. Fire Cracker Barrel Futurity Competition. Multi-use Center, New Roads (225) 781-2438.
July 5-6. Krewe of Bayou Petit Caillou Fishing Rodeo. Chauvin (985) 226-0049.
July 5-Sept. 27 (Saturdays). Historic Donaldsonville Farmers Market. Crescent Park, Donaldsonville (225) 806-7220.
July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13. Second Saturday Market Day. New Roads (225) 638-6764.
July 13. Baton Rouge Barrel Race Competition. Multi-use Center, New Roads (225) 718-2438.
July 18-19. Deep South Crane and Rigging Swamp Pop Music Festival. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (877) 753-9990.
July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26. Downtown Live After 5. Courtsquare, Houma (985) 873-6408.
July 25-26. Third Annual Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration. St. Francisville (800) 488-6502.
July 28. National Barrel Race Competition. Multi-use Center, New Roads (225) 718-2438.
July 31-Aug. 9 (select dates). Disney’s High School Musical. Pasqua Community Theatre, Gonzales (225) 647-1230.
Aug. 1-3. Terrebonne Sportsman League 57th Annual International Fishing Rodeo. East Park Recreation, Houma (985) 851-4537.
Aug. 2. BHB C/A BC Youth Fishing Tournament. Jim’s Boat Landing, Ventress (225) 439-0005.
Aug. 3. Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, 221 Moffet Road, Houma (985) 665-1005.
Aug. 8-10. Krewe of Hercules Annual Redfish Rodeo. Harbor Light Marina, Cocodrie (985) 872-0444.
Aug. 15-17. Hook, Line and Drinkers. Coco Marina, Cocodrie (985) 637-5910.
Aug. 21. Academic Excellence Teacher Awards. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma (985) 868-5881.
Aug. 23. Yard Sale. Southdown Plantation House/Terrebonne Museum, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma (985) 851-0154.
Aug. 23. Dream Come True Na-Na-Sha Dance. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales (225) 346-4311.
Sept. 5-Oct. 15 (select dates). New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. Kaplan (337) 643-1528.
Sept. 7. Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, 221 Moffet Road, Houma (985) 991-1005.
Sept. 13. Art After Dark. Main Street, from Lafayette to Barrow streets, Houma (985) 873-6367.
Sept. 19-20. Grand Bois Intertribal Pow-wow. Grand Bois Park, 470 Bourg-Larose Highway, Houma (985) 594-7410.
Sept. 20. Pops Concert. Southland Mall, 5953 W. Park Ave., Houma (985) 594-2266.
Greater New Orleans

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.
Thursdays through July 31. Ogden After Hours. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans (504) 539-9600.
Through Sept. 25 (select dates). Rabbit Hole: Experimental Theater. La Nuit Theater, 2301 Soniat St., New Orleans (504) 899-0336.
Through Oct. 31. Real to Reel: Hollywood and WWII. National WWII Museum, New Orleans (504) 527-6012.
Saturdays through Dec. 27. Mandeville Trailhead Community Market. Mandeville (985) 624-3147.
Saturdays through Dec. 27. Upper Ninth Ward Market. New Orleans (504) 482-5722.
Saturdays through Dec. 27. German Coast Farmer’s Market. (West Bank market) 13969 River Road, Luling and (East Bank market) 13786 River Road, Destrehan (985) 764-9762.
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.
July 1-Aug. 31. “COOLinary New Orleans – Celebrating Dining in America’s Most Delicious City!” New Orleans (800) 748-8695.
July 3-6. Mandeville Seafood Fest. Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville (985) 624-9762.
July 3-6. Lesbians of Color Weekend. New Orleans (714) 642-0882.
July 4. Go 4th on the River. Woldenberg Park, New Orleans (504) 522-2621.
July 4. St. Bernard Salutes America Celebration. 8201 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette (504) 278-4242.
July 4-6. 14th Annual Essence Music Festival. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans (504) 587-3822.
July 4. 11th Annual Slidell Heritage Festival. Heritage Park, Slidell (504) 646-4375.
July 7. WWE Raw. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
July 10. Sinbad @ Harrah’s Casino. New Orleans (504) 533-6000.
July 12. Edwin McCain, concert. House of Blues, New Orleans (504) 310-4999.
July 16-20. Tales of the Cocktail: 6th Annual Culinary and Cocktail Festival. New Orleans (888) 299-0404.
July 19. Christmas in July. Pontchatoula (800) 917-7045.
July 19. Longue Vue Annual Ice Cream Day. 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans (504) 488-5488.
July 24-Aug. 16. Cripple Creek Theatre Co. presents An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen & Arthur Miller. 1130 N. Rampart St., New Orleans (504) 891-6815.
July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27. Arts Market of New Orleans. Palmer Park, New Orleans (504) 523-1465.
July 27. Arena Bowl XXII. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
July 31-Aug. 3. Satchmo Summerfest. French Quarter, New Orleans (504) 522-5730.
July 31-Aug. 3. “Oklahoma!” Brant V.B. Dixon Performing Arts Center, Tulane University (504) 865-5269.
Aug. 1-3. New Orleans Unity Jam. Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans (504) 483-1720.
Aug. 2. Whitney White Linen Night. Warehouse district, New Orleans (504) 528-3800.
Aug. 2-3. Great American Seafood Cook-Off. New Orleans (504) 283-8150.
Aug. 7-10. Inaugural New Orleans Antiques Forum. 410 Chartres St., New Orleans (504) 523-4662.
Aug. 9. North Shore Art Market. Lee Lane, Covington (985) 809-6854.
Aug. 12. Arts Council of New Orleans presents “Finding & Motivating New Diverse Arts Audiences” workshop. New Orleans (504) 218-8869.
Aug. 14. Kenny Chesney concert. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., New Orleans (504) 587-3663.
Aug. 16. Saints pre-season vs. Houston Texans. Superdome, New Orleans (504) 731-1700.
Aug. 23. 10th Annual Genealogy Workshop: Italian Genealogy. 410 Chartres St., New Orleans (504) 523-4662.
Aug. 27-Sept. 1. Southern Decadence. French Quarter, New Orleans (504) 522-8049.
Aug. 28. Saints pre-season vs. Miami Dolphins. Superdome, New Orleans (504) 731-1700.
Sept. 7. Saints Season Opener vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Superdome, New Orleans (504) 731-1700.
Sept. 13-Oct. 20. Cripple Creek Theatre Co. presents Bury the Dead by Irwin Shaw. 1130 N. Rampart St., New Orleans (504) 891-6815.
Sept. 19-Oct. 12. The Producers. Le Petit Theater, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans (504) 522-2081.
Sept. 19. Arts Council of New Orleans presents “Best Practices to Secure and Keep your Corporate Sponsor” workshop. New Orleans (504) 218-8869.
Sept. 28. Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers. Superdome, New Orleans (504) 731-1700.

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