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A guide to events around the state: March-April
Scottish Tartan Festival

NORTHERN

March 1-4. Wrong Window. Ruston Community Theatre, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.

March 3. Jonquil Jubilee Home and Garden Tour. Gibsland. (318) 843-6228.

March 6. Monty Python’s Spamalot. Strand Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 226-8555.

March 8. Jason Petty’s Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes. Dixie Center for the Arts, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.

March 10. Walk MS Shreveport-Bossier City. Louisiana Boardwalk, Bossier City. (800) 344-4867.

March 17. Shreveport Symphony Luck O’ The Irish Concert. Riverview Hall, Shreveport. (318) 227-8863.

March 17. Louisiana Redbud Festival. Vivian Town Square, Vivian. (318) 375-3893.

March 24. ARTini. Boomtown Hotel and Casino, Bossier City. (318) 741-8310.

March 28-31. North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival. Courthouse Square, Oak Grove. (318) 282-6938.

March 31. April Fools Fun. Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, Shreveport. (318) 929-2806.

March 31. Scottish Tartan Festival. Scotland Farms, Minden. (318) 393-2693.

April 11. Gazillion Bubble Show. Strand Theatre Corp., Shreveport. (318) 226-8555.

April 14. Franklin Parish Catfish Festival. Winnsboro. (318) 435-7607.

April 21. Eldorado Tuff Hedeman Shootout. Centrylink Center, Bossier City. (817) 626-2855.

April 25-May 19. Pippin. 398 Poe Street, Ruston. rustonlincoln.com.

April 28. 13th Annual Croquet Classic. Louisiana State University–Shreveport, Shreveport. (318) 425-3222.

April 28. Shreveport Symphony Season Finale: Poling’s Farewell. Riverview Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 227-8863.

CENTRAL

March 3-4. Red River Arts and Crafts Guild. Rapides Parish Coliseum Expo Hall, West Alexandria. (318) 443-1785.

March 16-18. Louisiana Nursery Festival. Downtown, Forest Hill. (318) 748-6300.

March 11. Blush & Bashful Bridal Affair. Natchitoches Events Center, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714 or (318) 238-7500.

March 14-17. As It Is in Heaven. A.A. Fredericks Auditorium, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches. (318) 357-4522.

March 17-18. Que’in on the Red. North Levee Park, Alexandria. (318) 449-5225.

March 19. Louisiana Piano Series International. Magale Recital Hall, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches. (318) 357-5854 or (318) 357-5763.

March 24. Bloomin’ on the Bricks. Downtown Riverbank, Natchitoches. (866) 941-6246 or (800) 259-1714.

March 24. Art Along the Bricks. Front Street, Natchitoches. (318) 352-1626.

March 29-31. Louisiana Farm Festival. Moreauville. (318) 985-2338.

March 29-31. Merryville Heritage Festival. Downtown, Merryville. (337) 825-1045.

March 30-31. Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival. Downtown Riverbank, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714 or (318) 352-5900.

March 31. Master Gardeners Symposium. Natchitoches Events Center, Natchitoches. (318) 354-2102 .

April 6-7. Grant Parish Dogwood Festival. LaCroix Park, Pollock.

April 7. Easter on Red River Festival. Effie. (318) 613-2274.

April 20-21. Simmesport Atchafalaya River Festival. Yellow Bayou Park, Simmesport. (318) 941-2493.

April 21-22. Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival. Melrose Plantation, Melrose. (866) 259-1714.

April 27-28. Ashland Spring Festival. Ashland. (318) 544-0044.

Starting April 28, every Saturday. Cane River Green Market. Downtown Riverbank, Natchitoches. (866) 941-6246.

CAJUN COUNTRY

March 1. “The Speaker of the House Wields a Heavy Gavel.” Ralph Squires Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 3-April 28, every Tuesday and Saturday. Teche Area Farmer’s Market. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 369-2330.

March 3. Fear No Evil Bull Riding Challenge. Houma- Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 850-4657.

March 3. Terrebonne Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. Houma-Terrebone Civic Center, Houma. (985) 873-6495.

March 3. Great Gator Race. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 367-3277.

March 3. Shadows Arts and Crafts Show. Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia. (337) 369-6446.

March 4. MozART Group. F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 9. A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra. F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 9-11, March 15-18, March 22-25. Chicago: Presented by the Iberia Performing Arts League. Essanee Theater, New Iberia. (337) 364-6114.

March 10. Black Heritage Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 436-9588.

March 13. “When Religion Becomes Lethal.” Parra Ballroom, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 15-17. Iowa Rabbit Festival. Lawrence Toups Jr. Memorial Park, Iowa. (337) 436-9588.

March 16. “Tradition and Creativity: From Louisiana Creole Expressive Culture to ‘American Routes.’” Stokes Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 16-18. Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. (985) 448-4965.

March 16-18. No Hitchin’ – What a Ride. Franklin. (337) 828-5739.

March 17. Rhythmic Circus. F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 17. Celebrate Spring. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville. (888) 677-7200.

March 17. 13th Annual Lockport Main Street Market and Bayouside Arts and Crafts Show. Main Street, Lockport. (985) 532-5909.

March 17. Festival of Live Oaks. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 369-2337.

March 18. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Houma. (985) 581-6977.

March 18-April 3. Annual Spring Art Show. Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

March 20. “Will Chile Be Capitalism’s Achilles Heel?” Shearman Fine Arts Building, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 24. Samite. Shearman Fine Arts Building, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 27. Mnozil Brass. F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 30. Live in Louisiana. Sliman Theater, New Iberia. (337) 369-2337.

March 30-31. LA Cutting Horse Association. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

March 30-April 1. Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival. Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. (985) 395-4905.

March 30-April 1. Choctaw Firemen’s Fair. 2854 Choctaw Road, Thibodaux. (985) 633-5470.

March 30-April 1. Family Fun Festival. Larose Regional Park and Civic Center, Larose. (985) 693-7355.

March 31-April 1. Palm Sunday Tour of Homes. Downtown, Lake Charles. (337) 436-1116.

March 31. The Malone Brothers. F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

March 31. Great Acadiana Running of the Ducks. Lafayette. (337) 268-9555.

March 31. Southdown Marketplace Arts and Crafts Festival. Southdown Plantation House and Museum, Houma. (985) 851-0154.

April 1. Symphony Sunday in the Park. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 364-1603.

April 3-28, every Tuesday and Saturday. Wildlife Hike. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville. (888) 677-7200.

April 6-8. Laotian New Year Celebration. What Thammarattanaram, Coteau. (337) 364-3403.

April 11. Flap, Hope, & Run. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville. (888) 677-7200.

April 12-14. Louisiana Railroad Days Festival. DeQuincy Railroad Museum Fairgrounds, DeQuincy. (337) 786-8241.

April 12-15. Downtown Crawfish Fest. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 310-0083.

April 13. Spring Art Walk. Downtown, Lake Charles. (337) 436-9588.

April 13. John Pizzarelli Jazz Quartet. F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

April 13-14. Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 310-0083.

April 13-15. Boggy Bayou Festival. Pine Prairie. (337) 599-2463.

April 13-15. Louisiana Railroad Days Festival. DeQuincy Railroad Museum, DeQuincy. (337) 436-9588.

April 13-15. Jeanerette Ole Country Fair. Jeanerette City Park, Jeanerette. (337) 276-4293.

April 13-15. Cajun Hot Sauce Festival. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

April 14. Dr. John Wood. Ralph Squires Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

April 14. New Iberia Downtown Art Walk. West Main Street, New Iberia. (337) 369-2330.

April 14. Cracklin Cook-off, Car, and Craft Show. 205 W. 79th St., Cut Off. (985) 632-7616.

April 15. Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet. Chauvin. (985) 594-5859.

April 15. 2011 Chauvin Folk Art Festival. Chauvin Sculpture Gardens, Chauvin. (985) 493-2500.

April 17. “25 Million Miles in Orbit – An Unforgettable Space Story.” F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

April 19-21. Gulf States Camera Club Council Convention. Ramada Inn, New Iberia. (337) 984-2220.

April 20-22. La Fete Du Monde. Downtown, Lockport. (985) 532-5909.

April 20-22. Westlake Family Fun & Food Festival. St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Westlake. (337) 439-6585.

April 20-22. Bayou Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival. Historic Downtown, Franklin, (800) 256-2931.

April 20-22. Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show. Historic Downtown, Franklin. (337) 828-3706.

April 21. Circus Incognitus. Rosa Hart Theatre, Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

April 21. The Haven’s Annual Spring Gala. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 872-0757.

April 21. Ladybug Ball Children’s Festival. Southdown Plantation House, Houma. (985) 580-7289.

April 22. Avec Souci Garden Tour: “Les Beaux Jardins.” Lafayette. (337) 258-6411.

April 24. “Representations of the South in Popular Culture.” Stokes Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

April 25-29. Festival International de Louisiane. Downtown, Lafayette. (337) 232-8086.

April 27. “He Said – She Said.” F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

April 27. 24th Annual LSU Fighting Tigers Celebrity Golf Tournament. Ellendale Country Club, Houma. (985) 868-3500 or (985) 209-9007.

April 27. Downtown Live After 5. Downtown, Houma. (985) 873-6408.

April 27-29. Arnaudville Étouffée Festival. 232 Main St., Arnaudville. (337) 754-5912.

April 27-29. SugaFest Jr. & High School Rodeo. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

April 28. Grillin’ in the Park. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 367-8464.

April 28. American Cancer Society’s Annual Terrebonne Relay for Life. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 851-7719.

April 28-29. 10th Cajun Woodstock: A Benefit for St. Jude’s. Church Point City Park, Church Point. (337) 280-8710.

April 29. Jazz Brunch. Southdown Plantation, Houma. Southdownmuseum.org/events.

BATON ROUGE

March 1-18. S.E. High School Rodeo. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 621-1700.

March 3. Plantation Easter Egg Hunt. Rosedown Plantation and Gardens, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3110.

March 3-4. Repticon. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 621-1700.

March 9-11. Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 621-1700.

March 16-18. Annual Audubon Pilgrimage. West Feliciana Historical Museum, St. Francisville. (225) 635-6330.

March 17. Third Annual New Roads Street Festival and Car Show. Main Street, New Roads. (225) 638-3998.

March 17. Greater Baton Rouge Cat Show. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 291-7733.

March 18. Kiwanis of Pointe Coupee Open Bass Fishing Tournament. Morrison Parkway Boat Dock, New Roads. (225) 638-8626.

March 22-24. 11th Annual Fordoche Fair. New Roads. (225) 637-3112.

March 23. Tineke Postma presented by River City Jazz Coalition. 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. (225) 344-8558.

March 23. 47th Jackson Assembly Antiques Show and Sale. Jackson. (225) 634-7155.

March 24-25. Oak Alley Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie. (225) 265-2151.

March 24-25. Sixth Annual Louisiana State and Regional Chili Cook-Off. 4-H mini barn–LSU campus, Baton Rouge. (225) 272-6744.

March 24-25. Annual Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show. John M. Parker Coliseum–LSU campus, Baton Rouge. (225) 578-2158.

March 31. St. Francisville Spring Garden Stroll. Town Hall, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3614.

March 31-April 1. Kite Fest Louisiane. West Baton Rouge Vocational, Port Allen. (225) 344-2920.

April 21-22. Angola Spring Prison Rodeo. Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola. (225) 635-2030.    

April 21-22. Immaculate Conception Church Fair. Immaculate Conception Church, Lakeland. (225) 627-5124.

April 27-29. St. Joan of Arc Spring Festival. St. Joan of Arc Church, Laplace. (985) 651-8279.

NEW ORLEANS

March 2. French Quarter Wine Festival Opening Reception. Le Meritage, New Orleans. (504) 648-6113.

March 2-4. Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days and Craft Fair. C J’s Antiques and Collectables, Ponchatoula. (800) 617-4502.

March 3-April 28, every Saturday. Saturday Farmer’s Market. 600 block of Columbia Street, Covington. Covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

March 6. French Quarter Wine Festival Opus One Winery Reception & Dinner. Le Meritage, New Orleans. (504) 648-6113.

March 7. French Quarter Wine Festival Page Wine Cellars Dinner and Reception. Le Meritage, New Orleans. (504) 648-6113.

March 7-April 25, every Wednesday. Wednesday Farmer’s Market. Covington Trailhead, Covington. Covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

March 9. The Hullabahoos. Columbia Theater, Hammond. (800) 542-7520.

March 9-11. Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival. Downtown, Independence. (800) 542-7520.

March 11. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Metairie.

March 13. French Quarter Wine Festival Patz & Hall Reception & Dinner. Le Meritage, New Orleans. (504) 648-6113.

March 14. French Quarter Wine Festival Derioush Reception & Dinner. Le Meritage, New Orleans. (504) 648-6113.

March 15. Parasol’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant, New Orleans. (504) 302-1543.

March 16. Sunset at the Landing Concert. Columbia Street Landing, Covington. Cityofcovingtonla.com.

March 16-18. Amite Oyster Festival. Tangipahoa Parish Fairgrounds, Amite. (800) 617-4501.

March 17. Irish Channel Parade. Uptown, New Orleans.

March 17. Krewe of Erin Ponchatoula St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Downtown, Ponchatoula. (800) 617-4502.

March 17-18. Los Isleños Fiesta. Isleños Museum Complex, St. Bernard. (504) 676-3098.

March 18. Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade. Metairie.

March 20. French Quarter Wine Festival Flowers Vineyard Reception & Dinner. Le Meritage, New Orleans. (504) 648-6113.

March 21-25. Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival. New Orleans. (504) 581-1144.

March 22-24. HT3 Pro Redfish Invitational Series. Chalmette. (504) 278-4242.

March 22-25. Louisiana Crawfish Festival. Torres Park, Chalmette. (504) 329-6411.

March 23-24. Secret Gardens Tour. Uptown, New Orleans. (504) 838-3098.

March 23-24. Hammond Smokin’ Blues and BBQ Challenge. Downtown, Hammond. (800) 542-7520.

March 23-April 1. 76th Annual Spring Fiesta. New Orleans. (800) 550-8450.

March 24-25. New Orleans Roadfood Festival. French Market, New Orleans. (504) 293-2657.

March 24-25. Congo Square Rhythms Festival. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans.

March 27. 28th Annual Mad Hatters Luncheon. New Orleans. (504) 416-8890.

March 29-April 1. A Taste of Covington. Downtown, Covington. (504) 439-2543.

March 30. Columbia Street Block Party. Downtown, Covington. Cityofcovingtonla.com.

March 30-April 1. Festival in the Park. Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. (985) 735-5731.

March 31. Fête Française. Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, 821 Gen. Pershing, New Orleans. (504) 896-4500.

March 31. American Cancer Society Relay for Life of St. Tammany–Northwest. Covington High School, Covington. Relayforlife.org.

March 31-April 1. Old Algiers River Fest. Algiers Point.

April 1. Irish, Italian, Isleños Parade. Chalmette. (504) 931-8772.

April 5-26, every Thursday. Rockin’ the Rails Concert. Covington Trailhead, Covington. Cityofcovingtonla.com.

April 7-28, every Saturday. Art in April Festival Celebration. Farmers’ Market, Chalmette. (504) 278-4242.

April 12-15. French Quarter Festival. French Quarter, New Orleans. (504) 522-5730.

April 13-15. Great Louisiana Bird Festival. Northlake Nature Center, Mandeville. (985) 626-1238.

April 13-15. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Ponchatoula. (800) 917-7045.

April 20. Sunset at the Landing Concert. Columbia Street Landing, Covington. Cityofcovingtonla.com.

April 21. Crawfest. Tulane University, New Orleans. tulanecrawfest@gmail.com.

April 21. St. Tammany Art Association Spring for Art. Columbia Street, Covington. Sttammanyartassociation.org.

April 21-22. Slidell Antique Street Fair. Slidell. (985) 641-6316.

April 22. Sentimental Journeys 2012: Venetian Carnevale. New Orleans. (504) 293-4723.

April 27. Columbia Street Block Party. Downtown, Covington. Cityofcovingtonla.com.

April 27-May 6. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Fair Grounds, New Orleans. (504) 410-4100.

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