CALENDAR: Upcoming Ascension Parish events

Staff Report

VFW Post 3693 concert set for May 26 in Gonzales

VFW 3693 will host a Memorial Day weekend tribute concert May 26 at the VFW Post Hall at 42430 Churchpoint Rd., Gonzales.

The event will include Marty Raybon of Shenandoah, Andy Griggs, Nelson Blanchard of LeRoux, Clifton Brown, Konner James, Ben Ragsdale, and Mason Shows.

Tickets are $100. All tickets include VIP table seating and dinner.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner is set for 6 p.m., and the concert slated for 6:30 p.m.

Jambalaya Festival set for May 27-29

The 55th annual Gonzales Jambalaya Festival will be held in the city the weekend of May 27 to May 29.

The full schedule of events will include food, music, and a variety of fun experiences the whole family can enjoy. 

Information on the festival can be found at

Donaldsonville to host pop-up events

Pop-up events have been scheduled in Donaldsonville for every Saturday in May.

Each week will feature a different theme and food vendors will be welcomed to participate.

Memorial Day event planned for Donaldsonville

A Memorial Day event will be held at Louisiana Square in Donaldsonville May 30.

It will begin at 9 a.m. with a parade from City Hall to Louisiana Sqaure. Lineup starts at 8:30 a.m.

The event is presented by American Legion Post 98 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3766. It is supported by the City of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Donaldsonville Elks Lodge, Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, and many family members of veterans and community volunteers.

Wing Fest set for Donaldsonville

The Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce will launch its first Wing Fest on June 4 from 1 to 9 p.m. at Crescent Park on Veterans Memorial Drive.

The event will feature a team wing cookoff, food, music and fun and, of course, lots of wings.

Performing live on the main stage is Larry Neal and the Neal Brother's Blues Band from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information about vendors, team competition, or other scheduled activities, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 225-473-4814.

Wellness summit set for Gonzales

The “Rising 4 Wellness in Ascension Parish” - Mental Health, Substance Use, Recovery and Wellness Summit will be held June 9 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Ballroom in Gonzales.

Miss Donaldsonville Pageant set for June 17

The Donaldsonville Downtown Development District has announced its upcoming Miss Donaldsonville Scholarship Pageant, set for June 17.

Application and fees are due June 17 at 5 p.m. at the Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Independence Day event planned for Donaldsonville

The City of Donaldsonville Independence Day celebration will return in 2022.

The event will be July 2 from 4 to 10 p.m. and will include food and entertainment for all ages.

Live music will include Austin Cedotal and DJ Up All Nite and the Michael Foster Project.

Vendor and entry forms will be available online or by the Chamber of Commerce at 225-473-4814. There is a vendor fee and it is first come first served on spaces. Spaces will be reserved in the order in which they are received and vendor will not be allowed to relocate on the event day.

Dancing for a Cause set for July 9

Dancing for a Cause will be July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center 4-H building in Gonzales.

The event is a fundraiser for The Arc of East Ascension.

St. Amant High School 20th reunion planned

St. Amant High School's Class of 2002 will celebrate its 20th reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. July 23, at The Clarion Inn and Conference Center at 1500 Louisiana 30 W, Gonzales, LA 70737. Tickets are $75 a person, and the deadline to RSVP is April 30. 

All details, including how to purchase tickets and special group pricing for hotel rooms, are available at and on the St. Amant High School Class of 2002 Reunion Facebook group.

Boucherie, balloon festival set for December

The annual Sorrento Lions Club Boucherie and Balloon Festival will be held Dec. 2-4, 2022 on Airline Highway in Sorrento.

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