[StBernard] SEAFOOD FESTIVAL in Plaquemines Parish
Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Apr 14 22:04:11 EDT 2010
BELLE CHASSE, LA- The Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival is celebrating its
Sixth Anniversary on Memorial Day weekend, May 28th through May 30th from
6:00 to 11:00 PM on Friday and from 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM on Saturday and
Sunday! The Festival's new location is 225 F Edward Hebert Blvd. The site
is on the fair grounds at the rear of the
Plaquemines Parish Government Complex (previously known as the "State
Guests will enjoy delicious seafood fished from the Gulf waters and prepared
by local restaurants, witness the crowning of the first Seafood Queen and
participate in the only sand-bagging competition ever held at a festival!
Carnival Rides, crafts from local artisans, Helicopter Rides over some of
the most historical battlefields in the Nation as well as the Mississippi
River, and continuous live music throughout the Festival are some of the
Admission is $5 for adults and FREE for children 12 and under. Parking is
FREE! In five years, the Festival has donated over $105,000 to local
charities, youth development groups and other worthwhile organizations such
as the American Cancer Society, Children's Hospital, Knights of Columbus,
the Air National Guard, Louisiana's Medal of Honor Park, local schools,
churches and medical facilities.
The celebration kicks off Friday at 6:00PM with great seafood,
rides, crafts and at 8:00 a concert by The Chee-Weez!
An opening ceremony will be held Saturday at 10:30AM. Local military
service members will perform the National Anthem and provide the color
guard. At 11:00AM the first Seafood Queen Pageant will be held. Headlining
on the Grand Bayou Stage at 1:00 is Foret Tradition followed at 4:30 by the
classic rock band, Contraflow. Bag of Donuts will rock the parish at 8:00
with their "baddest show on earth". Stage 23 will host local favorites Big
River Band at 2:30 followed by swamp pop and variety band Junior and Sumtin
Sneaky at 6:00.
Sunday starts at 11:00 with another great line-up of bands and
exciting activities. At 1:00 on the Grand Bayou Stage, experience the
excitement of Mojeaux. By popular demand, Southern Cross from Houma,
returns to the Stage at 5:00. Stage 23 will host At Close Distance at 11:00
followed by the son of Clarence "Frogman" Henry, known as Clarence "Tadpole"
Henry with the True Player Band at 2:00. Named the Best Emerging Artist of
2009 by OffBeat Magazine,The Honey Island Swamp Band plays at 6:0. Be ready
at 9:00 for the grand finale as performed by COWBOY MOUTH!
Based on charitable commitments from area businesses and over
8,000 in attendance last year, this festival is becoming one of Louisiana's
Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival
109 Good News Ave, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
504-394-6328 phone 504-340-4778 fax
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