Weekend Top 5: 4/17

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Every weekend, LifeSongs gives you a variety of outing ideas for the whole family!


Lockport Food Festival | Thursday, 4/16 – Sunday, 4/19

What: Lockport Food Festival presents “La Fete Du Monde!” Enjoy Cajun foods and carnival rides while listening to live music. There also will be auctions and a 5K walk/run. All rides cost $1 on Thursday (April 16), for “sneak-a-peek” night. Admission to the festival is FREE!

Where: Church Street under the Big Tent, Church Street and Sixth Street in Lockport

Call 985-532-3117 or click here for more info.


Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival | Friday, 4/17 – Sunday, 4/19

What: A “running of the bears” 5K run/walk, boat trips, crafts, food, live music, a teddy bear repair clinic, Cajun horseshoes and games, raffle drawing, fireworks on Bayou Teche, and more – and admission is FREE!

Where: Downtown Main Street in Franklin

Click here for more info!

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New Orleans Earth Day Festival and Solar Derby | Saturday, 4/18

What: The Louisiana Bucket Brigade’s Earth Day celebration and green business expo is presented with the Arts Market of New Orleans. Activities include a Solar Derby racetrack, crafts, raffles, a silent auction, live music, entertainment, and more. And best of all? It’s FREE!

Where: Palmer Park, S. Carrollton Ave. at S. Claiborne in New Orleans

When: 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Call 504-484-3433 or click here for more details.



6th Annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest | Sunday, 4/19

What: This free street party celebrating Louisiana music and crawfish, will feature six bands and a full afternoon of activities. And admission is FREE! Pinch A Palooza will feature live music, games for kids, an art market, crawfish races, a crawfish eating contest with two heats of contestants, more than 2,500 pounds of boiled Louisiana crawfish and other Deanie’s crawfish specialities.

Where: Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant, 1713 Lake Ave. in Bucktown

When: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Call 504-831-4141 or click here for details!


Louisiana Earth Day 2015 | Sunday, 4/19

What: Louisiana Earth Day celebrates its 25th anniversary with a festival stretching from the Old State Capitol to the Old Governor’s Mansion along North Boulevard in Baton Rouge. The event shines a spotlight on conservation and environmentalism, and features exhibits, children’s activities, food and music. Exhibits and children’s activities close at 5. Admission is FREE!

Where: Louisiana Old State Capitol House, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge

When: 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM

Call 225-205-2680 or click here for more details.