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TUESDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 1-13

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 4-6

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 5-6

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 10-13

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 18-20

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 24-27

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 25-27

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 26-27


Dates below are 2011. Use only as a guide. Call before you go.

2011 BATON ROUGE BLUES WEEK/BATON ROUGE BLUES FESTIVAL: Blues week includes numerous musical performances in the Manship Theatre, Teddy’s Juke Joint (Zachary), Chelsea’s and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux. The festival takes place noon-10 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Repentance Park downtown between the Baton Rouge River Center and the Old State Capitol. Performers include Delbert McClinton, Jimmie Vaughan, Henry Gray, Jimbo Mathus and others. http://www.batonrougebluesfestival.com.

AGMAGIC: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, LSU campus. Learn about the magic of agriculture and how it affects your everyday life at this annual event, which features live plants and animals, exhibits, educational booths, demonstrations and much more.

DESTREHAN PLANTATION SPRING HERITAGE DAY: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 13034 River Road, Destrehan. Fifteenth Annual Spring Heritage Day and Civil War Encampment. Civil War re-enactments along with demonstrations of 19th century American life. $5. (985) 764-2894.

BREAUX BRIDGE CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge. Crawfish-eating contest, souvenirs, live music, Cajun dance contest, Cajun cooking demonstration, parade, arts and crafts, etc. (337) 332-6655 or http://www.bbcrawfest.com.

COCHON DE LAIT FESTIVAL: downtown Mansura. Roasted pig, street dance, games, arts and crafts, beer-drinking and boudin-eating contests. http://www.cochondelaitfestival.com.

INAUGURAL BACKYARD COOK OFF, CRAFT FAIR: Livingston Parish Fairgrounds, Livingston. Competition includes cook-offs of barbecue chicken and ribs, and chicken/sausage gumbo. Crafts and fine art items. (225) 686-1123.

TUNICA-BILOXI POW WOW: Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Powwow Grounds, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Reservation, Marksville. Dance competition, drum contest, food, gourd dancing, arts and crafts vendors. Musical performances by Butch Mudbone, The Tunica Singers, Hawk Henries. http://www.tunicapowwow.org.

JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: Gonzales. The Memorial Day weekend festival offers world champion jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests and more. http://www.jambalayafestival.org.

GREEK FESTIVAL: Hellenic Cultural Center, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. Greek food, 5K race, music, children’s activities, dancing, cathedral tours and gift shop. http://www.greekfestnola.com.

BAYOU COUNTRY SUPERFEST: LSU Tiger Stadium. Two days of music featuring Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Thompson and Lee Brice. http://www.bayoucountrysuperfest.com.



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