Covington Three Rivers Art Festival
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival

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The historic downtown district of Covington takes art seriously and is home to a number of galleries representing the region’s best artists. So it should come as no surprise that the town’s annual Three Rivers Art Festival, held each November, also is serious enough to carefully jury the 200 artists invited to participate in an event that takes over several city blocks.

The result is a vibrant celebration of art. Works in every medium are represented in the booths lining both sides of Columbia Street: ceramics, paintings, photography, fiber art, woodworking, metal work, sculptures, jewelry and more.

Though Louisiana and the Gulf Coast are well represented, artists come from 28 states, from as far away as Virginia, Missouri, Massachusetts and Arkansas, to participate in this fun, high-quality art festival.

There’s no admission charge to get into the festival and parking is free, too. November’s often glorious weather and the picturesque, historic buildings of downtown Covingtonprovide a beautiful backdrop for the arts festival that attracts as many as 50,000 visitors each fall.

In addition to the art booths, there is a Children’s Discovery Area and an arts demonstration tent where you can watch artists make pottery or blow glass. And, this being Louisiana, of course there is music and food. The culinary arts are represented almost as well as the visual arts at this event where local restaurants, food trucks and vendors serve up everything from turkey gumbo, crawfish etouffée, and shrimp and grits to gyros, tacos and deep-fried brownies. How about an alligator sausage po-boy? Uh huh. You heard that right.

The Three Rivers Art Festival is a great place to find a work of art that speaks to you and to shop for the holidays.

For more info, check out our event detail.

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Riley Green
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Riley Green

Varsity Theatre FEATURING Riley Green

Doors Open at 7PM
Show Starts at 8PM

General Admission, Standing Room Tickets are $18 in Advance and $20 Day of Show
Available at our Box Office inside The Chimes Restaurant on Highland Road, over the phone at 866.777.8932 and on-line at www.TicketWeb.com

*** All Persons Must Be Eighteen (18) Years Old or Older with Proper Identification to Attend Any Event at The Varsity Theatre ***

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OLDE TOWNE SLIDELL ANTIQUE FAIR
Oct
27
to Oct 28

OLDE TOWNE SLIDELL ANTIQUE FAIR

More than 200 dealers and vendors set up shop in booths offering all kinds of antique furniture, stained glass, art, vintage jewelry and clothing, Depression glass, porcelain, dolls and toys, and other collectibles. Some of the dealers come from around the region, others operate brick and mortar antiques stores and galleries in the district year-round.

In addition to the great antiques shopping, the spring and fall fairs offer a number of food booths as well as live music all day. Take a break from treasure hunting, grab a bite to eat and relax at one of the tables set up in the middle of it all.

There’s no charge to enter the fair and no charge to park. Save your money for shopping!

For more information about this year's fair, check out the event details for the Fall 2018 festival and Spring 2019 festivals, and for more on the antiques shops that call downtown Slidell home, visit www.slidellantiques.com.

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State Fair of Louisiana
Oct
25
to Nov 11

State Fair of Louisiana

  • 3701 Hudson St Shreveport, Louisiana (map)
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The dates this year are October 25 - November 11 (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays). Please join us for the largest livestock show and carnival in the state. The State Fair of Louisiana is a not for profit organization run by a board of directors and staff. 

Mission Statement: "To promote the industrial and agricultural resources of the great State of Louisiana and to provide a better quality of life for its citizens through education and entertainment"

(318) 635-1361

info@statefairoflouisiana.com

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Tour de Jefferson & Live Well Fest
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Tour de Jefferson & Live Well Fest

  • 3000 Downs Boulevard Metairie, LA, 70003 United States (map)
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Tour de Jefferson Rider Check-In: 7 AM
Tour de Jefferson: 8:30 AM
Event Check-In will take place on Sunday morning from 7 – 8 AM. ALL riders MUST arrive by 8 AM in order to ride.
**THERE IS NO EVENT DAY REGISTRATION.**

Fun Run & Walk Check-In: 8:30 AM
Fun Run & Walk Warm-Up: 8:45 AM
Fun Run & Walk: 9 AM

LiveWell Fest: 10 AM – 4 PM

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Harvest Festival
Oct
19
to Oct 22

Harvest Festival

CARNIVAL BRACELETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY FROM 6 PM-10:00 PM, SATURDAY FROM NOON-4 PM, AND ON SUNDAY FROM 1 PM-5 PM!  ONLY $25.00!

Nationally known music artists

  • First class Carnival Rides for the whole family to enjoy

  • The best selection of delicious foods from all around the region

  • Over 100 Arts and Crafts vendors

  • Free Kids Zone with activities designed just for them

  • Beer Garden for adults only with several televisions to enjoy your favorite sports games


PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE Please see event website for more details

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Violet Oyster Festival
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Violet Oyster Festival

  • 2621 Colonial Boulevard Violet, LA, 70092 United States (map)
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The Violet Oyster Festival is held on the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Sample oysters freshly shucked from the waters of St. Bernard.  In addition to oysters on the half shell, you can get them just about any way you like - fried, grilled, in gumbo, on a po-boy, in a fritter - you name it!  If oysters aren't your thing, you can sample many other oyster-free local favorites.

Enjoy live music, rides, games, and more in a family friendly festive atmosphere.

Contact: 504-682-7070 

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Vintage Market Fall Harvest
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Vintage Market Fall Harvest

  • 1301 N.W. Central Ave Amite, LA 70422 (map)
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Vintage, vintage-inspired, architectual Salvage, repurposed finds, jewelry & clothing, live music, food trucks

Tickets available at the gate. Friday: $10.00 Saturday: $5.00 Sunday: $5.00

Friday, October 19, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, General Admission (Sat/Sun), Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate. Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.

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Alligator Festival
Sep
27
to Sep 30

Alligator Festival

join us for the Annual Alligator Festival at the Westbank Bridge Park in St Charles Parish. The festival is our main fundraiser and helps us fund college scholarships for local youth. Come join us and pass a good time! Bring your appetite, because one of the main reasons to spend a weekend at the Alligator Festival is to enjoy some of South Louisiana’s best foods. Get ready to rock with some of the New Orleans area’s greatest bands.

For more information contact:

Eric Dishongh: 504-606-1267 or ericdishongh@yahoo.com

Susan Wilson (Hole Sponsors): 504-559-0766 or swilson@stcharlesgov.net

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Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
Sep
26
to Sep 30

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

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The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association extends a heartfelt invitation to everyone to join in this fun-filled five day event honoring Louisiana’s prestigious sugar cane industry. This year’s festival marks 77 years of celebrating sugar.

337-369-9323

info@hisugar.org

PO Box 9768
New Iberia, LA 70562

lasugarparade@gmail.com

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WHETHAN Chet Porter
Sep
16
to Sep 17

WHETHAN Chet Porter

Varsity Theatre FEATURING Whethan Chet Porter

WHETHAN

Life Of A Wallflower Tour

Sunday, September 16th

With Special Guests CHET PORTER and WIN AND WOO

Doors Open at 7PM, Show Starts at 8PM

General Admission, Standing Room Tickets are $22.50 in Advance and $25 Day of Show

Available at The Chimes Restaurant on Highland Road, over the phone at 866.777.8932 and on-line at www.TicketWeb.com

** Persons Must Be Eighteen (18) Years Old or Older with Proper Identification to Attend Any Event at The Varsity Theatre **

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ST. TAMMANY CRAB FESTIVAL
Sep
15
to Sep 16

ST. TAMMANY CRAB FESTIVAL

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The St. Tammany Crab Festival celebrates the cantankerous crustacean with a huge two-day party in Slidell’s Heritage Park. The fun festival features non-stop live music, Battle of the Bands, a classic car show, boat rides, kids games and activities and, of course, the star of the show, crabs galore. 

Known for decades as the Lacombe Crab Fest, the event moved to Slidell in 2016. The venue may have changed, but the joyous celebration of Louisiana food and culture has not. Families come prepared for a day of fun outdoors, using umbrellas, hats and visors to shield them from the sun. There’s dancing everywhere, even in the food booth lines, and good vibes in the air. 

68099 Highway 59
Mandeville, Louisiana 70471
800.634.9443

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Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival

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ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD ON THE RIVERBANK IN DOWNTOWN HISTORIC NATCHITOCHES.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, MEAT PIE VENDORS, ARTS & CRAFTS, SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS EVENT AND SO MUCH MORE.  

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!  JOIN US FOR THE MEAT PIE FESTIVAL!

You’re invited to the 16th annual Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival and 19th annual River Run being held in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival Is Sponsored By:Independent Motorcycle Riders of Natchitoches

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Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Aug
30
to Sep 3

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

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The Shrimp & Petroleum Festival is known for the diverse music you can hear during the 4-day festival: Zydeco, Cajun, Country, and popular music, and all for free.

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival won Festival of the Year (Division III) in 2006, 2007, 2014 and 2015 and was once honored with the title of "Most Unusual Festival Name."

715 Second Street, P.O. Box 103
Morgan City, LA
1985.385.0703 | info@shrimp-petrofest.org

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Gueydan Duck Festival
Aug
20
to Aug 23

Gueydan Duck Festival

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The Festival is usually held the last full weekend in August. Since it does highlight the hunting heritage of the Acadiana region, the Duck Festival offers the public great entertainment with its Duck and Goose Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting, Dog Trials, Duck Dash, and Decoy Carving. This is in addition to great food, nightly bands, Junior and Senior Queens pageants, a Grand Parade, Outdoor and Indoor Cooking Contest, and to top it all off, a thriling Carnival. As with any event in Cajun Country, the Gueydan Duck Festival gives everyone an excuse to meet old friends and make new ones. 

Mailing Address - P.O. Box 179 - Gueydan, LA. 70542
Physical Address -
404 Dallas Guidry Rd Gueydan, LA. 70542
(Duck Festival Park)
Phone: 337-536-6456
Email: info@duckfestival.org

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Delcambre Shrimp Festival
Aug
15
to Aug 19

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

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Sponsors

The Town of Delcambre, Louisiana, located about 20 miles southwest of Lafayette, is home to one of the area's most productive shrimp fleets. The town devotes an entire weekend to honor this economic lifeblood. Events include a shrimp cook-off, queens pageants, fais-do-do's, food booths, carnival rides, and the blessing of the shrimp boat fleet. There's plenty of fun for "kids" of all ages and lots to see, hear, and EAT! -shrimpfestival.net

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Alabaster Stag
Aug
9
to Aug 10

Alabaster Stag

Varsity Theatre FEATURING Alabaster Stag

With Special Guests SLANGSTON HUGHES & FO ON THE FLO with C. SHREVE THE PROFESOR and RUSTED ALTR

Doors Open at 8PM

Show Starts at 9PM

General Admission, Standing Room Tickets are $7 in Advance and $10 After Doors Open

Available at our Box Office inside The Chimes Restaurant on Highland Road, over the phone at 866.777.8932 and on-line at www.TicketWeb.com

*** All Persons Must Be Eighteen (18) Years Old or Older with Proper Identification to Attend Any Event at The Varsity Theatre ***

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Gospel Brunch
Aug
5
10:30 AM10:30

Gospel Brunch

House of Blues FEATURING GOSPEL BRUNCH

Doors Open: 10:00 AM

Prices: $45.00

Artist(s) At This Event: 
House of Blues Gospel Brunch, Gospel Brunch at House of Blues New Orleans

Ticket price includes the buffet, live gospel show, tax, tip, and non-alcoholic beverages. --Parties who wish to be seated together should purchase their tickets at the same time. --For parties of 20 or more, please call the House of Blues sales department at (504) 310-4990.

--PLEASE NOTE: SEATING BEGINS AT 10AM, SHOW BEGINS AT 10:20AM. T

his House of Blues WORLD-FAMOUS EVENT is a foot stomping napkin waving good time. This spectacular experience showcases local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Before and during the show treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts. Don't miss our signature chicken and waffles! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, providing arts and music support to underserved youth.

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Robert "Saxy" Richard
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Robert "Saxy" Richard

Blue Dog Cafe FEATURING: Robert "Saxy" Richard

We feature a variety of excellent musical groups playing Cajun, Creole, Celtic, Folk, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, old standards and original compositions. A Great way to expose your kids to the wonders of live music, up close and personal, & guaranteed to be family friendly! 

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Louisiana Military Benefit
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Louisiana Military Benefit

Varsity Theatre

*** ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOUISIANA MILITARY CHARITIES ***

Doors Open at 7PM
Show Starts at 8PM

Featuring...
THE ATOMIC PUNKS
5150
MOTLEY INC.

General Admission, Standing Room Tickets are $20 in Advance and include...
- Complimentary Pizza from ROTOLO'S CRAFT & CRUST
- Complimentary Draft Beer from ABITA BREWING COMPANY

VIP Balcony Access Tickets are $75 in Advance and include...
- Complimentary Food from THE CHIMES RESTAURANT
- Complimentary Open Bar

Tickets available at our Box Office inside The Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room on Highland Road, over the phone at 866.777.8932 and on-line at www.TicketWeb.com 

Presented by RED, ROCK & BLUE + ROADRUNNER TOWINGSUPPORT OUR WAR HEROES + DANA BROWN & THE LAW OFFICES OF OSSIE BROWN


*** All Persons Must Be Eighteen (18) Years Old or Older with Proper Identification to Attend Any Event at The Varsity Theatre ***

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