Events in Ascension Parish | Tour Louisiana

Throughout the year, you’ll find a long and lively list of festivals and events. Two of the parish's most well-known events is the Jambalaya Festival but there's a lot more going on in Gonzales, Donaldsonville, and beyond throughout the year. Read on so you don't miss out while you're in this corner of Southern Louisiana. You can check for all the calendar of events and sign up for our Enews to keep you up to date.

Market on the Square
Whether you're looking for a new statement piece for your home or the freshest produce around, you'll find it at Donaldsonville's Market on the Square. Held the first Saturday of the month May - September, the market is a showcase of some of the parish's finest vendors.
Downtown Donaldsonville
Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Calling fans of all things scaly and strange! The Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Show is a can't-miss event where you can mix and mingle with other reptile enthusiasts. Watch live animal demonstrations, try your luck at winning amazing prizes, and shop for supplies and other merchandise. The show comes a few times throughout the year. Check the link to the website for dates and tickets.
Lamar Dixon Expo Center.
9039 S St. Landry Avenue
Gonzales, LA 70737

Jambalaya Festival
The famous Jambalaya Festival is held in Gonzales in May. It is a family-friendly event where delicious jambalaya is served throughout the weekend. If the savory tastes of Louisiana’s most famous dish aren't enough, you’ll have plenty of time to dance to live music, try your luck at carnival games, and find arts and crafts to take back home.
219 S. Irma Boulevard
Gonzales, LA 70737

Mistletoe Market
Get an early start on your holiday shopping at the Mistletoe Market in Gonzales. Find all of your gift needs including home décor, jewelry, accessories, clothing, and more at the November show.
Lamar Dixon Expo Center
9039 S St. Landry Avenue
Gonzales, LA 70737

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6967 Highway 22
Sorrento, LA 70778
Ascension Parish
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