Events Calendar

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Vivian Black History Festival and Parade

Celebrate at Vivian’s Annual Black History Festival and Parade. Visit historical sites like the Vivian Railroad Station Museum and more. Enjoy great music, food, family fun, and good ole Southern hospitality. Don’t miss the  “Shop Til U Drop” vendors Expo. This festival is held the 3rd Saturday in February each year.

Vivian, LA 71082


Louisiana Redbud Festival

Families looking for fun should check out Louisiana Redbud Festival’s all-day events including music on the square, a parade, food, and arts and crafts booths.

Vivian Townsquare, 100 Front Street, Vivian



Red River Crossroads Historical & Cultural Association – Annual Meeting & Local History Program

This program will be presented by Jameel Damlouji. Jameel will discuss two historical topics, including bottle collecting identification with local bottle production history; and archeology from the Conley site on Loggy Bayou (located South of Shreveport) including the work involved to process, log and identify artifacts on this 8000 year old civilization.

Jameel has a Biological Sciences degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has collected bottles all his life and now specializes in old inkwells called “Teakettle Inks.” Jameel catalogues collections for the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum and provides age estimates for glass found in archeological sites. He helped to re-start the local chapter of the Louisiana Archeology Society, has served as President, and continues to serve on the Board. He has worked closely with Jeff Girard, a retired State Archeologist, on the dugout canoe project. Presently, he is leading the recovery and processing salvaged materials from the Conley site. Jameel was awarded the “Avocational Archeologist of the Year Award” for 2023 at the recent Louisiana Archeological Conference.

Guests are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Ray McKinney at (618) 349-8670,,

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum (LSEM), 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport



Benton Farmers’ Market

The Benton Farmers’ Market includes a huge number of regional producers as well as local arts and crafts vendors, ready-to-eat food, live entertainment and more. Check website for dates and times.

495 Simpson St., Benton



Sunflower Trail and Festival

View the beautiful, blooming sunflowers at Sunflower Trail and Festival along Hwy 3049 in Gilliam. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, food and family fun.

Along LA Highway 3049 between Shreveport and Gilliam.



Heritage and Harvest Tour

Spend a day in the country exploring the history and culture of the region. Historic homes and farms will be open for public tours as well as other points of interest including businesses, churches and attractions.

The Heritage & Harvest Tour begins on Hwy. 3049 north of Shreveport.

Along LA Highway 3049 and U.S. Highway 71 North, Louisiana



The Lumberjack Festival

Arts & Craft vendors, food vendors, free entertainment, a parade, car show, ice cream eating contest, firefighter competition, and timber sports show.

301 W. Church Street, Springhill, LA 71075


Main to Main Trade Days

Main to Main Trade Days is a shopping experience that reaches over 50 miles. The route goes from downtown Springhill on Main Street, then travels south to Cullen’s Main Street, crosses over to US Highway 371 and continues south into Sarepta, Cotton Valley and Dixie Inn, the route turns left on US Highway 80 and goes into downtown Minden. From there shoppers are directed back onto Highway 371 to Sibley and the parish line. The event  includes store specials, antique sales, flea markets, garage sales, food vendors, bake sales, church bazaars, etc. This event is held held rain or shine.


Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival

The only fireworks show in North Louisiana presents local entertainment, concessions, clowns, family fun, Santa, and fireworks over Caddo Lake.

Earl G. Williamson Park, 11425 LA Hwy. 1, Oil City

Christmas Bazaar and Tour of Trees Exhibit

The Christmas Bazaar and Tour of Trees Exhibit is held in downtown Vivian at the Lighthouse Mission Thrift Store, located at 105 West Louisiana Avenue. The thrift store transforms into a whimsical wonderland with more than 100 decorated Christmas trees.

105 West Louisiana Avenue, Vivian, LA 71082

Country Christmas Festival

First Saturday in December.

Vivian Townsquare, 100 Front St., Vivian

Benton Christmas on the Square Festival & Parade

Second Saturday in December.

Heritage Village Square, 417 Sibley St., Benton

Mistletoe and Memories Christmas Festival

Plain Dealing puts on the Annual Mistletoe and Memories Christmas Festival. The event features a cookie decorating contest, holiday raffle, arts and crafts vendors, music, Santa Claus and more. Admission is free.

109 South Cotton Belt Street, Plain Dealing, LA 71064

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