Festivals

Around the State

NORTH Redbuds in Vivian By Jeanne Frois There’s no tree that symbolizes the renewal of spring other than the redbud – sprays of countless magenta flowers springing forth straight from the dun-colored leafless tree bark like a sign of redemption.…

Let's Make Carnival Parades Better

By now practically every Carnival organization in the state with enough gumption to stage a parade also has a website, even if it is put together by a neighbor’s 14-year-old. Looking at what is online I have concluded that there…

Events and Highlights

North CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE IN BENTON Perched in uppermost northwest corner of Louisiana, the small, charming town of Benton hosts the Christmas on the Square Festival and Parade. This community- and family-driven festivity is produced by and for a…

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    North RED RIVER REVEL Shreveport will hold the annual Red River Revel Oct.4-11. This alliterative arts festival has received international recognition and attracts 180,000 visitors over the course of its eight-day run. It’s ranked in the top 100…

Fall Along the Coastal Bend Brings Feathers and Festivals

“Look! There’s a buff-belly at the feeder!” That excited cry can only mean one thing: it’s time once again for the annual HummerBird Celebration in Rockport, Texas (rockport-fulton.org). In a state where bigger is better, the world’s smallest birds take…

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NorthSteamboating in Columbia On a natural crossing of the beautiful Ouachita River, the town of Columbia, seat of Caldwell Parish, was founded in 1827. The river is named for the Ouachita Native Indians; the word Washita is an Indian word…

A Guide to Events Around the State

NORTH LOUISIANA • Through Nov. 10. State Fair of Louisiana. 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport. (318) 635-1361.• Nov. 1-2. Main to Main Trade Days. Main Street, Minden. (318) 371-4258.• Nov. 8-10. Zonta Club of Shreveport Antique Show & Sale. 600 Clyde…

Louisiana Lifetimes

NORTHERNMarch 1-4. Wrong Window. Ruston Community Theatre, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.March 3. Jonquil Jubilee Home and Garden Tour. Gibsland. (318) 843-6228.March 6. Monty Python’s Spamalot. Strand Theatre, Shreveport. (318) 226-8555.March 8. Jason Petty’s Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes. Dixie Center…