Alexandria, Louisiana

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Alexandria, Louisiana, USA

Entertainment & Events in Alexandria, Louisiana

Special Events

  • Rapides Parish Fair
    Rapides Parish Coliseum
    318-473-6605
    This week-long, old fashioned fair has exhibits, food, and a large carnival with rides for both adults and children. Good old fashioned food competitions are also held. Held in October. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
    1202 3rd Street
    Alexandria, LA 71301
    Corner of 3rd and Lee & 3rd and Washington
    318-443-4718 x 4 (Box Office)
    Located in the arts and entertainment district of historic downtown Alexandria, Louisiana, the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center presents live theatre, dance and music productions. more

  • Rapides Symphony Orchestra
    1101 Fourth Street, Suite 201
    Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-442-9709
    Now celebrating its 40th annual concert season, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra presents a five-concert subscription series, plus a Pops Concert at the Riverfront Amphitheater. The orchestra sponsors an annual Concerto Competition for Louisiana students in two age brackets (10-18 and 19-25), a Youth Honor Orchestra, and music education for public schools through its “Artists-in-Classrooms” program.  more

Plays & Productions

  • Family Playhouse
    2700 Lee Street
    Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-442-6500
    A nonprofit educational theatre for children of all ages that presents well known turn-of-the century children's classics and historical literature, nostalgic past and tried and true Broadway favorites, and much more with all stage productions being original adaptations with original classical music. more

  • City Park Players
    2 Sylvester Street
    Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-442-1800
    Established in 1948, this theatre company provides the best in live theatre to Central Louisiana with year round productions including high quality plays and musicals. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Louisiana Pecan Festival
    Held in Downtown Colfax
    318-627-5196
    Held the first full weekend in November, the Louisiana Pecan Festival is an annual two-day event that features arts, crafts, contests, a street dance, guest performances, and a parade. more

Sporting Events

  • Alexandria Aces Baseball
    1 Babe Ruth Drive
    Alexandria, LA 71301
    Bringhurst Park
    318-473-2237
    Join team mascot, "Alex the Ace," and see the Texas - Louisiana League 2001 Organization of the Year in action from May through September. more

  • Louisiana Lawnmower Racing Association
    Located at the Louisana Lawnmower Racing Speedway
    318-628-1906
    Located 40 miles from the Alex-Pineville area, this speedway features the "Greatest Show On Dirt". The racing season lasts from March through November.

Parades

  • Mardi Gras
    1260 Texas Avenue
    Alexandria, LA 71301
    Mardi Gras is always 41 days before Easter. The Alexandria festivities culminate with a downtown parade for children followed by a larger family style parade on Sunday. The parade is attended by more than 120,000 people who witness the 24 floats and carnival crews plus the local marching bands. more

Tours

  • Dogwood Auto Tour
    Kisatchie National Forest Ranger District
    318-473-7160;318-765-3554
    Let Mother Nature show you the magic she is working in Louisiana, and enjoy a 10-mile interpretive auto tour through a beautifully scented pine forest loaded with natural, white-flowering dogwood blossoms in the spring. Hiking and biking trails as well as picnic areas are also available.

  

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