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Baton Rouge and Louisiana Festivals 2012
THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 27
- 14TH ANNUAL JUBILEE (ARTS & HUMANITIES FESTIVAL): Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. The festival features workshops, conferences, musical performances,
receptions, concerts, plays, etc. Many events are free, but some charge for admission. (985) 448-4273.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 30-APRIL 1
- CYPRESS SAWMILL FESTIVAL: Patterson. Golf tournament, arts and crafts, street fair, food and drink booths,
softball tournament, fun walk, cypress sawmill and old engine displays, classic car and truck show, souvenir booth, lumberjack show, country showdown musical event,
poke run street fair, gumbo cook-off and live music. $5 per car, Friday, $10 per car Saturday and Sunday, or $20 for weekend pass. http://www.cypresssawmill.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
- SOUTHDOWN MARKETPLACE FESTIVAL: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Southdown Plantation House and Museum, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma. Cajun food, folklife
demonstrations, museum tours, arts and crafts. $5, adults; free, children under 12. (985) 851-0154.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 31-APRIL 1
- VELO LOUISIANE: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Perkins Road Community Park, Baton Rouge. Third annual bicycle festival includes bike rides,
Velodrome events, EMS/police bike squad and much more. http://www.velola.org.
- KITE FEST LOUISIANA: West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex, La. 415 at 3383 Rosedale
Road in Port Allen. Fun, games, music, kite-flying performances. Free and open to the public. http://ww.westbatonrouge.net.
- ZIPPITY ZOO FEST: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
both days, BRECís Baton Rouge Zoo. Education stations, animal encounters, childrenís village, food court, spring festival and photo contest entries on display.
Regular zoo admission applies. (225) 775-3877 or http://www.brzoo.org.
- NEW ORLEANS SPRING FIESTA: Experience the grandeur of the past at this tour of 20 homes not usually
open to the public. Walking tours begin at 10 a.m. at 826 St. Ann St. and home tours start at 1 p.m. at 2504 Prytania St. on Saturday, and 629 Gov. Nicholls St. on Sunday.
$13-$30. For a list of homes, call (504) 581-1367. http://www.springfiesta.com.
- OLD ALGIERS RIVERFEST: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mardi Gras World-West Bank, 233 Newton St.,
Algiers. Music, food and drinks. Free admission. (504) 529-4341 or http://www.oldalgiersriverfest.com.
Dates below are for 2011 Use as a guide only. Call before you go.
- 12TH ANNUAL JUBILEE (ARTS & HUMANITIES FESTIVAL): Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. A festival to stimulate the hearts and minds of all those who attend, with events such as workshops, conferences, musical performances, receptions, concerts, plays, etc. Many events are free, but some require admission. Details, (985) 448-4273.
- NEW ORLEANS SPRING FIESTA: Experience the grandeur of the past at this tour of homes not usually open to the public. For a list of homes, call (504) 581-1367.
- Z FEST: Zachary Youth Park on Mt. Pleasant Road (La. 64) in Zachary. Carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, live music, food and dog show. (225) 654-6777. http://www.zfest.us
- 45TH JACKSON ASSEMBLY ANTIQUES FESTIVAL & TOUR: downtown Jackson, La. Elegant antiques and collectibles, lunches and desserts, art show, antiques show, historical tours and more. Details, http://www.felicianatourism.org
- TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL: all weekend, various locations, New Orleans. A celebration honoring the playwright Tennessee Williams in the city he adopted as his “spiritual home.” The weekend includes guest speakers, master classes, discussions, scholars’ conference, comedy improv, poetry slam, literary walking tours, a book fair and much more. Details, go to http://www.tennesseewilliams.net
- LOUISIANA OYSTER JUBILEE: 300 block of Bourbon Street, French Quarter, New Orleans. Celebration of Louisiana’s rich musical and culinary culture with live music, food and fun. Several French Quarter restaurants will join together to create the world’s longest oyster po-boy. Details, go to http://www.oysterjubilee.com
- SOUTHDOWN MARKETPLACE FESTIVAL: Southdown Plantation House, 1208 Museum Dr., Houma. Cajun food, folklife demonstrations, museum tours, arts and crafts. (985) 851-0154.
- OUTHOUSE FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL: Bo Campbell Cox Auditorium, LSU campus. Founded by a group of LSU students, this is Baton Rouge’s original film festival with three days of guest speakers, workshops, social gatherings and movies from around the world. Details, http://www.myspace.com/outhousefilmfest
- 4TH ANNUAL KIWANIS LOUISIANA CHILI COOK-OFF: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, next to the John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU campus. (225) 241-2396.
- ZIPPITY ZOO FEST: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. Education stations, animal encounters, children’s village, food court and spring festival. This is a great weekend event for the whole family. (225) 775-3877. http://www.brzoo.org
- BATON ROUGE SPRING GARDEN SHOW: Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU campus. The area will be transformed into a world of plants and gardens. Many vendors will sell plants and garden-related merchandise ranging from artwork to furniture to tools to landscaping materials. Details, go to http://www.lsuagcenter.com
- WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE COOK-OFF: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Northwest Pavilion, 651 Samuel Dr., Eunice. Live music, arts and crafts, food and poker run. (337) 457-7389.
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