Parish Event Guide

Are you looking for somewhere fun to take your family this month? We've got you covered! To make sure you don't miss out on an event this April,  we put together this guide so you can find things to do in your area. Enjoy!

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Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation Gala 2019
When: April 6
Where: Chappapeela Sports Park
Time: 7 PM-12 AM
"Take a walk down the yellow brick road to join us for an amazing night in Emerald City. The night will be filled with music, food and fun. More details to come!" For more information, click here.

Sicilian Festival Pageant
When: April 7
Where: Mater Dolorosa Catholic School
Time: 5 PM
"Who will be the 2020 Independence Sicilian festival Royalty? Come have a year filled with fun and memories." For more information, click here.

Oak Knoll's Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 7
Where: Oak Knoll Country Club
Time: 2-4 PM
"Come out to Oak Knoll's 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Easter Treats, Egg Hunt, Face Painting, and the Easter Bunny" For more information, click here.

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
When: April 12-14
Where: Ponchatoula
Time: Varies
"Join us for the 48th Annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival on April 12-14, 2019 in Memorial Park in historic and beautiful Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is a FREE family friendly outdoor festival, filled with lots of great food, strawberries, entertainment, and fun for people of all ages to enjoy!

Brunch With Bunnies
When: April 14
Where: One Thirteen Restaurant
Time: 11-3
"Join us at one thirteen restaurant on Sunday, April 14th for "Brunch with Bunnies" with local motherhood photographer Kali Norton. Kali will be set up with a Spring photo set-up and live bunnies for kids and families to enjoy taking a few Spring photos while enjoying Sunday Brunch!"

Team Louisiana Annual Donor Dash
When: April 27
Where: Zemurray Park
Time: 9 AM-12 PM
"Team Louisiana Donor Dash For Life 5k Walk/Run. Join us at Zemurray Park as we honor the legacy of donors and provide hope for those who are waiting. Team Louisiana athletes like “ Mr. Zeke” compete against recipients and donors from around the country in a variety of sports and fun-oriented events." For more information, click here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Northshore Bunny Hop Fun Run
When: April 5
Where: Terra Bella Village
Time: 8-10 AM
"Jump start your Crescent City Classic performance! Saturday, April 6th at 8:00am 5K & 1 mile fun run. Costume Contest! Wear your ears tutus! Awards given for age, gender and group sizes." For more information, click here.

Easter at the Market
When: April 13
Where: Mandeville Trailhead
Time: 10 AM-12:30 PM
"Experience fun for the whole family at "Easter at the Market," the annual springtime event held during the weekly community market at Mandeville Trailhead featuring family entertainment and activities for the kids. A variety of vendors and local artisans provide seasonal workshops, food, plants and artwork alongside live music and interactive fountains provided for the community." For more information, click here.

Spring for Art
When: April 13
Where: Downtown Covington
Time: 6-9 PM
"This free event showcases new works and one-night-only shows at Covington's art galleries and dozens of downtown shops, all by regional and nationally-renowned artists. Enjoy an evening of live music at multiple locations (indoors and out), art demonstrations, dance and other special performances, hands-on art activities, dining in dozens of locations, and shopping at couture fashion boutiques, antique and home furnishings stores, and more." For more information, click here.

Egg Rollin' at the Covington Trailhead
When:
April 20
Where: 
Covington Trailhead
Time:
10 AM-12 PM
"Bring your little ones to the City of Covington's annual spring kids' event at the Covington Trailhead, "Egg Rollin' at the Trailhead, Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 12pm. The kids will love the Zoo 2 U Petting Zoo, crafts and games!" For more information, click here.

Quack-A-Falaya Rubber Duck Race
When: April 20
Where: The Chimes Restaurant
Time: 10 AM-1 PM
"The event starts with river float from upstream to The Chimes Restaurant; followed by the duck race which also finishes at The Chimes. The public is encouraged to sponsor a duck in the race ($20), participate in the river float / costume contest or both." For more information, click here.

Mamma Mia! The Musical
When: April 1-19
Where: Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell
Time: 8 PM
"Cutting Edge Theater presents Mamma Mia!,  with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm." Tickets available online here.

There are many things going on in St Tammany this month! To see a full list of events, click here.

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Hwy 621 Outdoor Market
When: April 13
Where: Gonzales
Time: 9 AM-3 PM
"Happy Easter! Join us for our first market of the year! Saturday, April 13th, from 9am-3pm. We will have all the amazing arts and crafts you enjoy, plus food, music, and the Easter Bunny!" For more information, click here.

Town of Sorrento Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 13
Where: Sorrento Community Center
Time: 10 AM-1 PM
"The Town of Sorrento will hold it's first Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Community Center. In addition to the egg hunt we will have a potato sack race, ring toss, Easter craft project, inflatables and a special visit from the Easter Bunny! The Sorrento Lions Club will be serving free hot dogs during the event! Bring your family out and pass a good time!" For more information, click here.

Easter Open Studio
When: April 15
Where: Prairieville
Time: 10 AM-3 PM
"Hop into the studio to create some fun Easter themed artwork on the first day of spring break! All artists will leave with 2-3 completed art projects and knowledge they will be able to take with them and apply to future artwork!" For more information, click here.

Annual Ascension Chamber Spring Sprint 5K
When:
April 21
Where: Gonzales
"Join in for the First Annual Ascension Chamber Spring Sprint 5k! The course will be a fun classic route through the middle of Gonzales starting at City Hall and starting and ending on the tree lined Irma Boulevard. Please bring a bag of canned goods with you to be dropped off at designated areas for Ascension Food Banks." For more information, click here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Wine on the River
When: April 27
Where: Louisiana's Old State Capitol
Time: 3-7 PM
"It's time to get some extra stamps in your WINE passport! Sample wines from around the the corner AND around the world at Wine On The River 2019! Happening Saturday, April 27 at the Old State Capitol Grounds in Downtown Baton Rouge, benefiting Our Lady of The Lake! An afternoon of wine and food sampling with live music from Ned Fasullo & The Big Bang Orchestra!"  For more information, click here.

Denham Springs Fair
When: April 5-7
Time: Varies
"There will be live music, carnival rides, a crawfish boil contest and much more! We've added an extra night and new features, new rides and new entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! Entry into the fair is free." For more information, click here.

Spring Animal Swap and Sale
When: April 6
Where: The Outpost Feed & Outdoors LLC
Time: 8 AM-1 PM
"Come browse local animals and meet great people! All vendors and their animal customers receive discounts on feed! Giveaways & drawings through the day for customers! All healthy animals welcomed! Customer needs include:
Rabbits, Quail, chickens, chicks, goats, sheep, ducks, guineas & geese! Need to reduce your farm animals? Come set up a tent and table & sell your farm babies here!" For more information, click here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Italian Heritage Festival
When: April 5-7
Where: Kenner
Time: Varies
"Kenner's Italian Heritage Festival is a fun-filled, family event that offers live music, food, rides, games and crafts. Our 20th year of the festival in 2019 will be held April 5-April 7." For more information, click here.

Step Up for Children Gala
When: April 20
Where: Jefferson Children's Advocacy Center
Time: 7-11 PM
"It's that time of year again! Mark your calendars for our 8th annual Gala. Featuring entertainment by local favorites "No Idea", an exciting live auction with The Black Tie Auctioneer and MUCH, MUCH more, this fun-filled evening for an amazing cause is sure to be a night to remember. Buy your tickets (or sponsorships) before its too late!" For more information, click here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Paddle Bayou Lafourche
When: April 11-13
Where: Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Time: 8 AM
"Join us as we take a trip down Bayou Lafourche! The Paddle Bayou Lafourche event was design to create a sense of stewardship and pride for the environment. The trip offers a unique approach to educating the participants about the great gift of Louisiana’s wetlands, and helps them recognize that Bayou Lafourche is historically, culturally, economically, and ecologically important to the communities along its banks. BTNEP also wants to increase the awareness of Bayou Lafourche being a drinking water source." For more information, click here.

Relay for Life
When:
April 13
Where: Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium
Time: 4 PM
"Join us for Relay for Life of Thibodaux at the Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium!! There will be lots of great food, activities, and fun for everyone!! Join us as we celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and take action for a lifesaving change!" For more information, click here.

Lockport Food Festival
When: April 26-28
Where: Lockport
Time: 11 AM-2 PM
For more information, click here.

2 Da Swamp Bayou Tours and Museum
When: Open Tuesday-Sunday
Where: Des Allemands
Time: 10 AM-5:30 PM
Travel Bayou Des Allemands leisurely on a boat ride while listening to Cajun music. Catch live crabs (in season), see 100 year old cypress trees, dugout pirogues, and other unique artifacts of Cajun life. Sunset tours are also available. For more information, click here.

Airboat Tours By Arthur Matherne
When: Open Daily
Where: Des Allemands
"Adventurous airboat ride on Bayou Des Allemands featuring alligators, water plants, and graceful cypress trees draped with Spanish Moss." For more information, click here.

Torres Cajun Swamp Tours
When: Open Daily
Where: Kraemer, LA
Time: 8 AM-5 PM
"Relax on this swamp tour featuring the ambiance of Bayou Boeuf and hear stories about how the local Cajuns lived off the land." For more information, click here.

Bayou Country Children's Museum
When: Open Daily
Where: Thibodaux, LA
Time: Hours Vary
"At the Bayou Country Children’s Museum, children will learn as they play on a full-size sugarcane harvester, spot waterfowl from a duck blind, toss beads from a Mardi Gras float, climb aboard a shrimp boat and a 2-story oil platform, and even experience a severe weather simulation and fire simulation in Safety-ville and so much more!" For more information, click here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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EGGstravaganza
When: April 7
Where: Destrehan
Time: 4-6 PM
"Join us near for an afternoon of Easter Egg fun for the whole family with our Destrehan community. Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny, Egg Games, Egg Hunt, Bounce House, Cupcake Decorating, Food, and More. Rain or Shine - if necessary, we'll move the party inside! Free and Open to All!" For more information, click here.

Ormond Plantation Bridal Show
When: April 14
Where: Ormond Plantation
Time: 3-6 PM
"Planning a party, reunion, shower, special occasion or wedding? Attend our event! We will showcase many vendors from the New Orleans area such as florist, bakeries, photographers, photo booths, djs and so many more! Sample a variety of Chef Richards delicious menu items and win door prizes." For more information, click here.

Bake Off-The Cajun Food Festival
When: April 26
Where: St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Time: 6 PM
"Join us for the Bake Off of the Cajun Food Festival! You will enjoy sampling the Bake Off entries and help decide who will be chosen as Bake Off Fan Favorite." For more information, click here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade & Marching Club
When: April 6
Where: Chalmette
Time: 11 AM-6 PM
"The St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade & Marching Club will hit the streets of Chalmette on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Noon. The parade will feature 42+ floats with 30+ marching units and groups. The 1,000+ members will toss more than 400,000 pounds of produce. You don’t want to miss this family fun event." For more information, click here.

The Wizard of Oz
When: 
April 6-8
Where: Nunez Community College
Time: 7:30-10 PM
"The timeless story comes to life. The Company brings an experienced, talented cast to the stage. Don't miss out on this excellent show!" For more information, click here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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Louisiana Run for the Wetlands
When: April 7
Where: Montegut Recreation Center
Time: 7 AM
"The Louisiana Race for the Wetlands in a new experiential run designed to get a broader group of people to experience and understand more about the coastal wetlands in south Louisiana. The route offers an off-road perspective through some of the most beautiful scenery you will find. With food and drinks included, it is sure to be a good time. Come join our inaugural event and help make it like no other." For more information, click here.

Paddle Down Da Bayou 2019
When: April 6
Where: Chauvin
Time: 9 AM
"Come join us for a family friendly 5 mile paddle trip on lazy Bayou Petit Caillou along Hwy 56 in Chauvin, LA.  Stop over for a rest at Chauvin Sculpture Garden then continue to the end site 5160 Hwy 59, Terrebonne Parish Government private boat launch. Breakfast snacks and beverages will be available at the launch site. Bottled water will be provided. Lunch (jambalaya, white beans, shrimp boulettes, salad) will be served at the fire station along with music and kid’s activities." For more information, click here.

Good Earth Market
When: April 6
Where: Houma
Time: 9 AM-2 PM
"South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center’s annual market includes educational workshops. Vendors will sell native plants, vegetables, ornamental plants, fresh eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, homemade soaps and more."

Relay For Life
When: April 27
Where: Houma
Time: 3-11 PM
"At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 2,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers." For more information, click here.

If there are other fun things happening in your parish this month or next month, let us know!

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