Northern Louisiana
July 1. 6th Annual Monroe Jacee/Ryan Chevrolet Water Front Festival & Fire Works Show, Forsythe Park Boat Launch, Monroe, (318) 325-9018.
July 1-8. American Junior Brahman Association Show, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, (318) 325-9160.
July 4. 4th of July Celebration, Marksville, (318) 253-0585.
July 6-8. Ace for the Arts, Monroe Athletic Club, Monroe, (318) 387-2352.
July 7. Cotton Country Horse Show, North LA Exhibition Center, Ruston, (800) 392-9032.
July 10-15. Louisiana 4-H State Horse Show, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, (225) 578-2255.
July 27-28. Louisiana Watermelon Festival, Farmerville, (318) 368-0044.
July 28. Natchez Heritage Festival, Natchez, (318) 352-6640.
July 28-29. Shop Til You Drop Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show, West Monroe Convention Center, West Monroe, (318) 470-6714.
July-Sept. 2. Member’s Art Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, (318) 329-2237.
Aug. 3-4. Northeast Louisiana Cutting Horse Association, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, (318) 325-9160.
Aug. 4. NBAJ Barrel Race, North LA Exhibition Center, Ruston, (800) 392-9032.
Aug. 4. Krewe of Artemis – Springhill Coronation VI, Springhill Civic Center, Webster Parish, (318) 377-4240.
Aug. 24-26. Obedience Trial Dog Show, Ruston Civic Center, Ruston, (318) 348-0403.
Sept. 1. Goldonna Drake Salt Works Festival, Natchitoches, (318) 727-8770.
Sept. 8. Northeast Louisiana Race for the Cure, Forsythe Park, Monroe, (318) 397-9735.
Sept. 8. The Classic Car Show, Wal-Mart parking lot, Minden, (318) 377-4240.
Sept. 8. The Fantastic Light Parade, downtown Minden, (318) 377-4240.
Sept. 8-9. Delta Fest, Chennault Park, Monroe, (318) 329-4947.
Sept. 15. Fall Extravaganza, sponsored by Red River Arts and Crafts Guild, Kees Park, Pineville, (318) 445-1962.
Sept. 21-22. Meat Pie Festival, downtown riverbank of Cane River Lake, Natchitoches, (800) 984-1080.
Sept. 27-29. Louisiana Chicken Festival, downtown, Dubach, (318) 777-3321.
Sept. 28-30. Red River Quilters Annual Quilt Show, Riverview Hall, Shreveport, (318) 636-1455.
Sept. 29. Ruston Rumble Bull Riding for DART, North LA Exhibition Center, Ruston, (800) 392-9032.

Central Louisiana
Through July 14. Johnny Mykoff & Tommy & Karen Faulk & Photography Guild (Bicentennial Show), River Oaks Arts Center, Alexandria, (318) 473-2670.
July 1. Boys and Girls Club of Natchitoches Summer Program begins, The Boys and Girls Club on MLK Drive, Natchitoches, (318) 352- 6268.
July 2. “Beyond Blue Dog,” George Rodrigue exhibit opens, Old Courthouse Museum, Natchitoches, (318) 357-2270.
July 3-Aug. 9. Summer Movies for Kids, every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m., Parkway Cinema, Natchitoches, (318) 352-5109.
July 12. 2007 Teen Summer Reading Program, Harry Potter Party, Natchitoches Parish Library, Natchitoches, (318) 357-3280.
July 6-27. Camp Kent House: Rollin’ Through Time, educational adventure camp for kids ages 7-12. Kent House Plantation, Alexandria, (318) 487-5998.
July 9-20. Artworks, multi-disciplinary art and theatre program for kids ages 5-13, Louisiana College campus, Pineville, (318) 473-2670.
July 17-Aug. 25. Annual Resident Artist Exhibit & Joseph Pearson & Photography Guild, Alexandria, (318) 473-2670.
July 20-21. 28th Annual Natchitoches/Northwestern Folklife Festival, Prather Coliseum of Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, (318) 357-4332.
Aug. 2. Go Jump in the Lake, NSU Summer Theatre, NSU Theatre West, Natchitoches, (318) 357-4483.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Cane River Zydeco Festival, downtown riverbank of Cane River Lake, Natchitoches, (800) 259-1714.
Sept 1. Goldanna Drakes Saltworks Festival, Goldanna, (318) 727-8770.
Sept. 14-15. Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival, 25 miles west of Natchitoches, (318) 472-6707.
Sept. 29. “Celebration of Life,” Fall Fundraiser Gala for the Women’s Resource Center, special guest Ms. Jennifer O’Neill, Events Center, Natchitoches, (318) 357-8888.

Cajun Country
July 3. Sugasheaux Ride Night, SugArena, Acadian Fairgrounds, New Iberia, (337) 365-7539.
July 4. Freedom Fest, Cajun Field, Lafayette, (337) 235-2471.
July 4. Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, New Iberia City Park, New Iberia, (337) 369-2337.
July 4. New Iberia 4th of July Parade, Historic Main Street, New Iberia, (888) 942-3742.
July 4. Red, White, Blue and You Festival, Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, (337) 494-7952.
July 4. Go Fourth, Independence Day celebration, Morgan City, (800) 256-2931.
July 13-14. Beauregard Watermelon Festival, Beauregard, (337) 463-5534.
July 14. Summer Pops, Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum, Lake Charles, (337) 494-7952.
July 14. Bastille Day – Vive la France, Children’s Museum, Lake Charles, (337) 494-7952.
July 21-22. Cajun Music & Food Festival, Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, (337) 494-7952.
Aug. 10-11. Festival of Riches, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia, (337) 365-5881.
Aug. 15-19. Delcambre Shrimp Festival, Shrimp Festival Building, Delcambre, (337) 685-2653.
Aug. 17-19. Le Cajun French Music Festival & Awards Show, Heymann Performing Arts Center & Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, (337) 233-9690.
Aug. 18. Games of Acadiana, Cajundome, Lafayette, (337) 984-1920.
Aug. 23-25. Gueydan Duck Festival, Duck Festival Park, Gueydan, (337) 536-6456.
Aug. 24-26. 11th Annual Acadiana Great Outdoors Expo, Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette, (866) 673-7488.
Aug. 30. Zydeco Festival Jam Session, Slim’s Y-KiKi, Opelousas, (337) 942-2392.
Aug. 30-Sept. 3. Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, downtown, Morgan City, (985) 385-0703.
Aug. 31. Zydeco Festival Kick-Off Dance, Slim’s Y-KiKi, Opelousas. (337) 942-2392.
Sept. 1. 24th Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival, Zydeco Festival Grounds, Plaisance, (337) 942-2392.
Sept. 1. Lafayette Reggae & Cultural Festival, Pelican Park, Carencro, (337) 886-0572.
Sept. 7-8. Lydia Cajun Food Fest, Weeks Park, Lydia, (337) 365-5577.
Sept. 7-9. Rayne Frog Festival, Gossen Memorial Park, Rayne, (337) 783-2108.
Sept. 15. Les Cadiens du Teche Cajun Music Festival, Cyr Gates Community Center, New Iberia, (337) 364-4030.
Sept. 15-16. Evangeline Oil & Gas Festival, St. Joseph Church, Evangeline, (337) 824-4995.
Sept. 19-22. Tinsel & Treasures, Convention Center, Lafayette, (337) 988-2739.
Sept. 26-30. Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, New Iberia, (337) 369-9323.

Baton Rouge/Plantation Country

All Summer. Sweet Memories, WBR Cinclare Plantation, West Baton Rouge Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 336-2422.
All Summer. “Invasion: Japanese Robots from the collection of Warren Schwartz,” LSU Museum of Art-Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, (225) 389-7200.
Through July 9. All American Made Dolls, handcrafted doll exhibit, The Enchanted Mansion, Baton Rouge, (225) 769-0005.
Through July 15. “Five Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics,” donated by the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272.
Through Sept. 2. “Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru,” LSU Museum of Art-Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, (225) 389-7200.
July 1. Is there Life After High School?, Baton Rouge Dinner Playhouse, Baton Rouge, (225) 223-6683.
July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2. Free admission to the LSU Museum of Art, the La. Art & Science Museum, the Old State Capitol and the USS Kidd, Baton Rouge, www.bracvb.com.
July 3. Fireworks and Fais DoDo, Crescent Park, Donaldsonville, (225) 910-3302.
July 12-Sept. 10. Summer Brides, exquisite bridal show, The Enchanted Mansion, Baton Rouge, (225) 769-0005.
July 13-15. McGrain’s Antique Show & Sale, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, (225) 346-4477.
July 20-21. Deep South Crane and  Rigging Swamp Pop Music Festival, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, (225) 769-9994.
July 27-28. Hummingbird Festival hosted by the Feliciana Nature Society, St. Francisville, (800) 488-6502.
Aug. 17-18. First Baptist of Ivy Gap, by Ron Osborne, Baton Rouge Dinner Playhouse, (225) 223-6683.
Aug. 25. Dreams Come True/Na-Na-Sha Dance, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, (225) 637-8777.
Sept. 1. Baton Rouge Arts Market, Main Street Market, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-8558.

Greater New Orleans
July 3. Light Up the Sky for 4th of July, Zemurray Park, Hammond, (985) 542-3400.
July 4. Slidell Heritage Festival, Heritage Park, Slidell, (985) 643-1234.
July 6. Gospel Concert featuring Mike Vaughn and guests, Good News Fellowship Church, Tickfaw, (985) 974-0507.
July 13. Babes in Toyland presented by Playmakers Theatre, Covington, (985) 893-1671.
July 13-14. Krewe of Bayou Petit Caillou Fishing Rodeo, Chauvin, (985) 232-3416.
July 21. Summer Fun Kids Day, Houma-Terrebone Civic Center, Houma, (985) 850-4657.
July 21. Northshore Cajun Dance, Town Hall, Abita Springs, (504) 887-1485.
July 21-22. Christmas in July, downtown, Ponchatoula, (800) 617-4502.
Aug. 3-5. Terrebonne Sportsman League 56th Annual International Fishing Rodeo, East Park Recreation, Houma, (985) 804-7504.
Aug. 5. Horse Show, Houma Airbase, Houma, (985) 580-2445.
Aug. 10-12. Krewe of Hercules Annual Redfish Rodeo, Harbor Light Marina, Cocodrie, (985) 637-3401.
Aug. 11. Black Tie Affair, African American Heritage Museum, Hammond, (985) 345-9134.
Aug. 11. 1st Annual Crab Festival, Tarpon Rodeo Pavillion, Grande Isle, (985) 787-2997.
Aug. 17. Hot August Night, downtown, Hammond, (985) 542-3471.
Aug. 17-19. Hook, Line and Drinkers Social Rodeo, Coco Marina, Cocodrie, (985) 381-2098.
Aug. 21. Business & Professional Expo, Lions Club, Ponchatoula, (800) 617-4502.
Aug. 31. Downtown Live After 5, Courthouse Square, Houma, (985) 873-6408.
Sept. 1-2. Tangipahoa African American Heritage Festival, African American Heritage Museum, Hammond, (985) 345-9134.
Sept. 2. Horse Show, Houma Airbase Arena, Houma, (985) 580-2445.
Sept. 8-9. St. Anne-Bourge KC Fishing Rodeo, Headquarters: St. Ann Community Center, Houma, (985) 594-1882.
Sept. 9-23. Curious Savage presented by Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne, Terrebonne, (985) 876-4278.
Sept. 14-16. Grande Bois Intertribal Pow Wow, 470 Bourg-Larose Highway, Bourg, (985) 594-7410.
Sept. 15. Annual Alligator Day, Hammond, (985) 345-3617.
Sept. 21-23. Bayou Blue KC Fishing Rodeo, Fair and Craft Show, Headquarters: Bayou Blue KC Home, Houma, (985) 876-3622.
Sept. 22. “Pops” Concert, Houma-Terrebonne Community Band, JC Penny Court at Southland Mall, Houma, (985) 637-3894.
Sept. 22. Antique Appraisal Fair, Country Market, Ponchatoula, (800) 617-4502.
Sept. 28-30. 44th Annual Caminada Redfish Rodeo, Sanddollar Marina, Grand Isle, (985) 787-2500.
Sept. 30. Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra outdoor concert, Southdown Plantation House, Houma, (985) 851-0154.

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