2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Miss Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival Pageant will be held on in coordination to the Arts and Music Festival at the Paragon Casino Resort in the Ballrooms. The pageant is OPEN to all girls of age in the state of Louisiana. The chosen Queens will reign over the Annual Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival in Marksville and will receive a custom crown!
The Annual Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival held Downtown Marksville encompasses live bands, Arts, Craft and Food Vendors, Activities for Kids, Car Show, and more! Enjoy Summer Family Fun!
Every summer, the Avoyelles Arts Council branches out to towns and villages throughout the parish to carry out our mission of inspiring, nurturing, and positively impacting our youth through a series of interactive arts workshops.
An annual red carpet event. ENJOY A MAGICAL EVENING CELEBRATING LOCAL AND REGIONAL ARTISTS AT OUR SIGNATURE EXHIBIT AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!
Admission includes a year membership to the Arts Council, complimentary wine and passed hors d’oeuvres! Don’t miss the signature social event of the fall while supporting the LOCAL ARTS!
(Book Character Day)
The program features Harvey, a talking rabbit and his friends. Through ventriloquism, music, magic, comedy, and audience participation, the actors will introduce the students to different building blocks of character. They encourage students to show good character, positive behavior, be drug-free, and say no to bullying.
*Attention Avoyelles Parish High School Students*
Show off your creativity and help us design our yearly Avoyelles Relay for a Life Survivors T-shirt! You must incorporate the yearly theme name and that we are celebrating a Relay for a Life in Avoyelles Parish! The winner will receive $150! This activity generally takes place in March.
Join us for HALLOWEEN ON THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE as we team up with the City of Marksville, Marksville Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Marksville Fire Department to bring you a safe and fun trick or treating event for our youth!
Pop Up Restaurant – A famous chef creates a several course meal with beverage pairings and offers a “pop-up” style restaurant at a beautiful home in our Parish. Past chefs have been students from the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, locals chefs like Trent Bonnette and John Ed Laborde
Visit our atrium Christmas tree display so beautifully decorated by our wonderful Avoyelles nonprofit organizations!
In December, young artists from around Avoyelles Parish gather at Mansura LSU Ag Center for PAINT and PAJAMAS! Each artist paints a design, enjoys hot chocolate & cookies, and visits with the man of the season himself – Santa Claus!
Join us each month for a featured artist in our art gallery located on the Courthouse Square.