CALENDAR: Upcoming Ascension Parish events

Michael Tortorich
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Senior Sock Hop set for March 31

The Garney Gautreau Senior Sock Hop will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at the Ascension Gym, 9039 South St. Landry Ave., Gonzales.

Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and entertainment will be provided by Mike Broussard and Night Train.

TR Waste Solutions is the sponsor.

Hazardous collection day set for April 1

The Ascension Parish Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day will be April 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center at 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales.

The event is for Ascension Parish residents only (must have valid identification).

For more information, call the Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200.

CALENDAR: What's going on in Ascension Parish? Events in the Gonzales, Donaldsonville areas

Trash Bash scheduled for April 22

The Ascension Parish Trash Bash will be April 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Areas of cleanup will be Veteran's Park (meet at Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on S. Irma Blvd.), Hwy. 1 (meet at DPW West on D. Thibaut Dr. in Donaldsonville), Edenborne Pkwy. (meet at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center), and Parker Road (meet at Prairieville Primary on Hwy. 929).

Lunch will be provided. Updates and links to volunteer can be found at the Keep Ascension Beautiful Facebook page.

Donaldsonville live music events set

The Donaldsonville Downtown Live at Crescent Park event schedule has been announced for 2023.

The Donaldsonville Downtown Live at the Crescent events schedule has been released for spring and summer.

Weather permitting, the events include:

  • April 1 - 225 Band (6-9 p.m.)
  • May 6 - Artemis (6-9 p.m.)
  • June 3 - Don Rich and the Don Rich Band (6-9 p.m.)
  • July 3 - Da Mellow Band (7-10 p.m.)

Lawn chairs, food, and beverages (no glass containers) can be brought to the park.

Jambalaya Festival set for May 26-28

The 56th annual Gonzales Jambalaya Festival will be held during the traditional time, Memorial Day weekend.

The festivities will be May 26-28.

Juneteenth Festival set for June 17

The City of Donaldsonville’s annual Juneteenth Music Festival will be held at Louisiana Square June 17.

The event features live music, food, and a health fair.

More information can be found on the festival's Facebook and Instagram pages.

Dancing For a Cause scheduled for July 8

Dancing For a Cause, a fundraising event for The Arc of East Ascension, is in its 14th year.

WAFB-TV's Elizabeth Vowell and Greg Meriwether return as masters of ceremonies.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at the REV Center at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Do you have an item you would like to have listed on the Ascension Parish events calendar? Email our staff with information on your event.

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