CALENDAR: Upcoming Ascension Parish events
Stress Awareness Month event planned
HOTWORX, which has locations in Gonzales and Baton Rouge, announced its Stress Awareness Month event set for April 27 from 3-7 p.m.
The event will feature offers, giveaways and a chance to win a free month.
HOTWORX Gonzales is located at 503 W. Hwy. 30. The Baton Rouge location is at 19970 Highland Rd.
Sock Hop set for April 28
The Garney Gautreau Senior Sock Hop will be April 28 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center's Ascension Gym from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mike Broussard and Night Train will perform.
Lunch will be served at 11 a.m.
Tee Wayne's Cajun Cooking is this month's sponsor.
Festival de la Prairie scheduled
Festival de la Prairie will be April 28-30 at 15208 Hwy. 73, Prairieville.
To volunteer or for more information, call (225) 938-2818.
Donaldsonville live music events set
The Donaldsonville Downtown Live at Crescent Park event schedule continues for the 2023 season.
Weather permitting, the events include:
- 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.
Margaritas & Mimosas event planned for May 6
The Noel Family Distillery will present Margaritas & Mimosas on the Mississippi from 2-9 p.m. May 6 at Crescent Park.
Music will be provided by Artemis.
Proceeds will benefit the Donaldsonville Elks.
Gospel in the Park planned for Gonzales
River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville presents Gospel in the Park May 13 from noon to 7 p.m. at Jambalaya Park, 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales.
The event is free and includes music, food, and crafts.
Donaldsonville Festa Italiana set for May 19-20
The Donaldsonville Festa Italiana will be May 19-20 at Louisiana Square.
The May 19 schedule from 6-9 p.m. includes music by DJ Up All Night and the cookoff team meeting.
The next day, the schedule will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m., kicking off with the cookoff competition and the car show.
Music for May 20 will begin at noon with the Justin Cornett Band. After awards at 2 p.m., music by Michela Musolino will be 3-5 p.m.
Car show, cruise set for May 20
The Classic Cars on the Square car show and cruise on Railroad Avenue will be May 20 in Donaldsonville.
The event will be from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Louisiana Square.
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.
Memorial Day event scheduled for May 29
A Memorial Day event will be May 29 at Louisiana Square in Donaldsonville.
It will begin at 9 a.m. with a parade from City Hall, followed by a ceremony at 10 a.m.
The event will be presented by the American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 3766.
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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