Posted by: noadventure | April 16, 2011

2011 Fairs and Festivals

This weekend is New Orleans’ own Ironman Triathlon! It’s been a record breaker in previous years and it promises to be another successful event. I’ve assembled(well, Gambit assembled) a list of every gosh darn fair and festival in the state for the whole freaking year. Golly.

Here’s the rest of April and HERE”S THE WHOLE LIST AT GAMBIT

14-16 — Great Southern R.V. Park Bluegrass Fest, Angie (Hwy. 21, 985-516-4680;www.sabinebluegrass.com/events/AngieLa.html)

15-16 — Jazz and R&B Festival, Natchitoches (Downtown riverbank, 800-259-1714; www.natchjazzfest.com)

15-17 — Migratory Bird Celebration, Grand Isle (Grand Isle Sanctuary, 985-787-2229; www.btnep.org)

15-17 — Great Louisiana Bird Fest, Mandeville (Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Hwy. 190 East, 985-626-1238;www.northlakenature.org)

15-17 — Louisiana Indian Heritage Association, A Spring Powwow, Gonzales (Trademart Building, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 837-6085; www.liha-news.com)

15-17 — Bayou Teche Bear Fest, Franklin (Downtown, 800-256-2931; www.bayoutechebearfest.org)

15-17 — Wagon Festival and Trail Ride, Cankton (337-668-4671; www.cajuntravel.com)

15-22 — Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Week, Ville Platte (Chicot State Park, 3469 Chicot Park Road, 337-234-8360; www.lafolkroots.org)

16 — Spring for Art, Covington (Downtown, various locations, 985-892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org)

16 — Southdown Marketplace Arts and Crafts Festival, Houma (Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, 985-851-0154; www.southdownmuseum.org)

16 — Art in April with Champagne, Hammond (Downtown, 985-542-3471; www.dddhammond.com)

16 — Jazz’n the Vines, Bush (81250 Old Military Road, Hwy. 1082, 985-892-9742;www.pontchartrainvineyards.com)

16-17 — Antique Street Fair, Slidell (Olde Towne Antiques District, 985-641-6316; www.slidellantiques.com)

16-17 — Angola Spring Rodeo, Angola (Louisiana State Penitentiary, Hwy. 66, 225-655-2030;www.angolarodeo.com)

16-17 — Battle of Jackson Crossroads, Jackson (Hwy. 68, 225-634-7155; www.battleofjacksoncrossroads.org)

17 — Earth Day Celebration, Baton Rouge (Downtown, 225-205-2680; www.laearthday.org)

17 — Laurel Valley Spring Event, Thibodaux (706 Hwy. 308, 985-446-7456;www.visitlafourche.com/event_calendar.php)

20 — Young Leadership Council Wednesday at the Square concert series, New Orleans (Lafayette Square Park, 585-1500; www.www.wednesdayatthesquare.com)

22-24 — Laotian New Year Festival, Broussard (Lanexang Village, 7913 Champ Ave., 888-942-3742;www.iberiatravel.com)

23 — Crescent City Classic, New Orleans (Starting line Decatur and St. Peter streets, 861-8686; www.ccc10k.com)

24 — Goodchildren Easter Parade, New Orleans (www.myspace.com/goodchildrencarnivalclub)

26-May 8 — Contraband Days, Lake Charles (Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive, 337-436-5508;www.contrabanddays.com)

27 — Young Leadership Council Wednesday at the Square concert series, New Orleans (Lafayette Square Park, 585-1500; www.wednesdayatthesquare.com)

27- May 1 — Festival International de Louisiane, Lafayette (Downtown, 337-232-8086;www.festivalinternational.com)

28-May 1 — Thibodaux Volunteer Firemen’s Fair, Thibodaux (1101 Tiger Drive, 985-447-1986)

29 — Bunk Johnson Jazz Festival, New Iberia (SugArena, 713 Northwest Bypass, Hwy. 3212, 888-942-3742)

29-30 — Cracklin’ Cookoff, Parks (Cecile Rousseau Poche Memorial Park, 337-288-3509;www.parkscracklincookoff.com)

29- May 1 — New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course, 410-4100;www.nojazzfest.com)

29- May 1 — Festival de la Prairie, Prairieville (St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 15208 Hwy. 73, 225-673-8307)

29- May 1 — New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course, 410-4100;www.nojazzfest.com)

29- May 1 — Cajun Fest, Marrero (Visitation of Our Lady School, 3520 Ames Blvd., 347-7248;www.cajunfest.vol.org)

29- May 1 — Italian Festival, Tickfaw (Our Lady of Pompeii Church baseball field, Boscoe Avenue, 800-542-7520)

29- May 1 — Etouffee Festival, Arnaudville (St. John Francis Regis Church, 370 Main St., 337-754-5912;www.johnfrancisregis.net/etouffee_festival.html)

29-May 1 — Tomato Festival, Chalmette (Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2320 Paris Road, 271-2953;www.oplsschool.org/tomatofest.html)

29-May 1 — Little Red Church Food Fun Festival, Destrehan (St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Road, 985-764-6383; www.archdiocese-no.org/scbparish)

30 — Jazz’n the Vines, Bush (81250 Old Military Road, Hwy. 1082, 985-892-9742;www.pontchartrainvineyards.com)

30 — Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off, Ville Platte (Belaire Cove Chapel, Belaire Cove Road, (Hwy. 1168, 337-363-3957; www.evangelinetourism.com/festivals)

30 — Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival, Denham Springs (North Range Avenue, 225-665-4666;www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com/festivals)

30 — Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival, Madisonville (Tchefuncte River, 416-962-8899;www.gwndragonboat.com)

30- May 1 — Blues Week and Festival, Baton Rouge (Repentance Park, 275 S. River Road, 800-527-6843;www.batonrougebluesfestival.org)

30-May 1 — FestforAll, Baton Rouge (Downtown 225-344-8558; www.artsbr.org)



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