CALENDAR: Upcoming Ascension Parish events

Staff Report

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.

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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