Statewide Calendar

May/June Events, Festivals and More

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NORTH
May 1-4. “All Because of Agatha.” Dixie Center for the Performing Arts, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.
May 3. Heflin Sawmill Festival. Various locations, Heflin. (318) 377-7539.
May 3. Rock-N-Shop Craft Bazaar. Outside Hot Wheels Skating Palace, Bossier City.
May 3. Tour of Piney Hills Bicycle Ride. Ruston Junior High School, Ruston. (318) 366-0930.
May 4. Spring Open House on Antique Alley. 110 Trenton St., West Monroe. (318) 388-3920.
May 9. Water Reservation Festival. The Outlets, Bossier City.  (318) 752-1455.
May 15-17. Starks Mayhaw Festival. Corner Hwys. 12 & 109, Starks. mayhawfest.com
May 23-26. Mudbug Madness Festival. Festival Place, Shreveport. (318) 222-7403.
June 20-22. Let the Good Times Roll Festival. Festival Plaza, Shreveport. (318) 470-3890.
June 21. Sunflower Trail & Festival. 12797 Main St., Gilliam. (318) 296-4303.

CENTRAL
April 8 - May 24. Nilda Comas Exhibit. River Oaks Square Arts Center. 1330 Main St., Alexandria. (318) 473-2670
May 2-3. 39th Annual MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival. Downtown Leesville. (337) 238-0782.
May 3-4. Melrose Plantation Arts & Crafts Festival. Melrose Plantation, Melrose. (318) 581-8042.
May 8-11. Alexandria River Fete.  915 Third St., Alexandria (318) 449-5225.
May 10. Louisiana Dragon Boat Races. On the Red River, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.
May 16-18. Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow. Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, Marksville. tunicapowwow.org.
May 27 - July 5. Jacob Broussard Exhibit. River Oaks Square Arts Center. 1330 Main St., Alexandria. (318) 473-2670
June 6-7. Cookin’ on the Cane BBQ Competition & Festival. Downtown Natchitoches. natchitochesjaycees.com/bbq.

BATON ROUGE/ PLANTATION COUNTRY    
May 3. Spanish Town Walking Tour. LSU Museum, Baton Rouge. (225) 389-7200.
May 10. Baton Rouge Greek Festival. 102 France St., Baton Rouge. brgreekfest.com
May 22-25. Jambalaya Festival. Various locations, Gonzalez. (225) 647-2937.
May 23-26. Bayou Country Superfest. Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge. visitbatonrouge.com
May 26. USS KIDD’s Memorial Day Observance. 305 So. River Rd., Baton Rouge. (225) 342-1942.
May 31-June 1. Baton Rouge Repticon Show. Lamar Dixon Exposition Center, Baton Rouge. repticon.com/batonrouge
June 8. World’s Ocean Day. Baton Rouge Zoo. (225) 775-3877.

CAJUN
Through May 11. Contraband Days. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. contrabanddays.com
May 1-3. Abbeville Spring Festival. On the Square, Abbeville. abbevillespringfestival.com
May 1-4. Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair & Parade. Thibodaux Firemen’s Fairground, Thibodaux. (985) 446-3247.
May 2-3. Relay for Life of Iberia Parish. New Iberia Senior High School, New Iberia. relayforlife.org
May 2-4. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge. bbcrawfest.com
May 3. 18th Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. Old Sunset High School grounds, Sunset. (337) 662-3542.
May 3. Relay for Life – West St. Mary Parish. Franklin Senior High Stadium, Franklin. (337) 578-2537.
May 3-4. Hydro drag, Mud Bug National, Jet-Ski event. Lake Pal, Morgan City. mpyoungjr@aol.com
May 9-June 1. Bayou Playhouse Presents “Driving Miss Daisy.” 101 Main St., Lockport. (888) 99BAYOU.
May 10. 2nd Annual Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo. Patterson Area Civic Center, Patterson. mcofr@yahoo.com
May 22-June 1. Cajun Heartland State Fair. Cajundome, Lafayette. cajundome.com.
May 24. Splash Bash. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 369-2337.
May 21. Clifton Chenier Celebration. Clifton Chenier Club, New Iberia. (337) 339-5903.
June 6-8. Bon Mange Festival. Vacherie-Gheen’s Community Center, Gheens. (985) 532-6307.
June 7. Jerry Crochet Horseshoe Pitching Tournament. Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. (985) 385-3838.
June 7-8. Cajun Heritage Festival. Larose Park and Civic Center, Larose.  (985) 228-0845.
June 14-15. Lafayette Event Center Gun & Knife Show. Lafayette Event Center. (985) 624-8577.
June 20-22. Louisiana Catfish Festival. St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Des Allemands. (985) 758-7542.
June 27-28. Le Festival de Viande Boucanee (Smoked Meat Festival). North Side Civic Center, Ville Platte. (337) 363-1416.

Greater New Orleans
May 1-4. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Fairgrounds Race Course, New Orleans. (504) 558-6100.
May 9-11. Festival in the Park. Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. (985) 735-9188.
May 10. Crawfish Mambo Cook-off & Music Festival on the Lake. The Cove, UNO Campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. crawfishmambo.com
May 10. Hammond Spring Festival. Downtown Hammond. (985) 277-5680.
May 10. Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival. Tchefuncte River, Madisonville. (416) 962-8899.
May 16-18. Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. Banks of Bayou St. John, New Orleans. thebayouboogaloo.com
May 21-24. New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Various locations, New Orleans. nowfe.com
May 23-25. Greek Festival New Orleans. 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. greekfestnola.org
May 31-June 1. New Orleans Oyster Festival. Various locations, New Orleans. neworleansoysterfestival.org
June 7-8. French Market Creole Tomato Festival. 1008 N. Peters St., New Orleans. frenchmarket.org
June 14-15. Louisiana Cajun & Zydeco Festival. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. (504) 558-6100.
June 19-22. Festigals. Various locations, New Orleans. (855) GAL-WKND.
June 20-22. New Orleans Pride Parade & Festival. Washington Square Park, New Orleans. prideneworleans.com
June 21-22. Kenner Great Southern Gun & Knife Show. Pontchartrain Center, Kenner. greatsoutherngunshow.com

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