Alexandria, Louisiana

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Alexandria, Louisiana, USA

Entertainment & Events in Alexandria, Louisiana

Special Events

  • Rapides Parish Fair
    Rapides Parish Coliseum
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Located 40 miles from the Alex-Pineville area, this speedway features the "Greatest Show On Dirt". The racing season lasts from March through November.


  • 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


  • Dogwood Auto Tour
    Kisatchie National Forest Ranger District
    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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