Second Saturday Flea Market ~ cancelled until further notice
MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET ~ Every Saturday Rain or Shine ~ 7:00 a.m. -10:oo a.m. Founders Park on Main St. (corner of Main St. & Nezpique St.) in Jennings. Mid May through November (except Oct. 26 during JENNINGS ALIVE) For more info call Joanne at (337) 821-2723. The Farmers Market is closed for the winter. They will reopen Mid-May. You may go to Facebook at Main Street Farmers Market, Jennings, LA to see what is available now.
2014 Calendar of Events
Feb 8: Our Lady Immaculate School/ Dinner Auction ~ For more info call 337-824-1743.
February 15: Movie Night at the Strand ~”Send me No Flowers” starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. ~ 7:00 p.m. A hypochondriac thinks he’s dying this time, and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
February 19: Jeff Davis Business Alliance Legislative Breakfast ~ 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Welsh Community Center located at 101 Palmer Street. This is held each year to honor the area legislators. Business Alliance members will also hear what is planned for the upcoming year and may ask questions of the government officials. Contact the Jeff Davis Business Alliance office at 337-824-0933 for further information.
Feb 22: Elton Children’s Mardi Gras Run ~ 9:00 a.m. ~ Elton Town Park, Traditional Dress required, ages 3-12. Contact Sue Ortego for more details 337-526-8504
Feb 22: Lake Arthur Courier de Mardi Gras Run ~ 9:00 a.m. Call 337-774-3675 for more info.
Feb 22: Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade ~ 2:00 p.m. ~ Arthur Avenue. Call 337-774-3675 for more info.
February 22: 20th Annual Jeff Davis Parish Krewe de Mardi Gras Pageant ~
March 1: Town of Elton Adult Mardi Gras Run ~ starts at Coushatta Tribe Reservation at 7:00 a.m., contact Melissa for more info 337-526-4842.
March 1: Jennings Mardi Gras Festival ~ 11:00 a.m. until 7:30 ~ Founders Park and Beautiful Downtown Jennings ~ Live music, Great Festival Food, Shopping, & Family Fun. t-jam DJ Service will be cranking out music from 3:00 p.m. until the Mardi Gras Parade comes through. Immediately following the parade the band Second Tyme Around will be performing live in Founders Park.
March 1: 9th Annual Squeezebox Shootout Cajun Accordion Championship ~ Begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Strand Theatre, 432 North Main St. ~ Cajun Accordion Players of all different ages and abilities compete for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. General admission for Adults (13-59) $7 Senior Adults (60 & above) $5 Children 12 and younger FREE!
March 1: The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade ~ 4:30 p.m. ~ Historical Downtown Main Street ~ Large and small, beautiful and inventive: with over 60 entries you never know what you will see at the Jennings Mardi Gras Parade. But it will be “Family Friendly” and Fun! Come out to the parade and “Catch Some Beads!”
March 8: Movie Night at the Strand ~ “The Greatest Show on Earth” starring James Stewart, Charlton Heston, & Betty Hutton ~ 7:00 p.m. The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer against a background of circus spectacle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
April 12: Movie Night at the Strand ~ Walt Disney’s “the Shaggy Dog” starring Fred MacMurry, Jean Hagen and Tommy Kirk. ~ 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
April 18-25: Jeff Davis Parish Schools Spring Break
April 20: Easter
April 26: Movie Night at the Strand ~ ”True Grit” starring John Wayne, Glenn Campbell and Kim Darby. ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer in Indian territory. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
May 2: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Lake Arthur Park. 6 pm to 6 am. Contact Joy Huval @ 789-8827 or Michelle Thibodeaux @ 329-0607 or Cherie Stanton @ 734-2166.
May 13: JHS Graduation
May 13-16: Parish wide High School Graduations
May 12-16: National Peace Officers Memorial Week ~ “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes. It is how they lived.”
May 15: Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony ~ Thursday, 5:30 p.m. ~ Emergency Services Memorial Park located at the corner of Market St. and Broadway St. in Jennings. The ceremony honors all officers, firemen and emergency service personnel living and dead. The memorial service coincides with the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week, during which time officers from across the nation who died in the line of duty are inducted into the National Memorial in Washington, D.C.
May 24: Movie Night at the Strand ~ “Rooster Cogburn” starring John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn. ~ 7:00 p.m. Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
June 24: Jeff Davis Business Alliance Farmers’ Breakfast ~ 7:30 a.m. ~ Welsh Community Center at 101 Palmer St. ~ This is a time for the Jeff Davis Business Alliance to honor local farmers and thank them for their hard work. Contact the JD Business Alliance office at 337-824-0933 for more information.
June 28: Movie Night at the Strand “Bernie” starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConauhey. ~ 7:00 p.m. In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive. This is a TRUE STORY about someone with connections to Jennings! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
July 3~ The 23rd Annual Stars & Stripes Celebration & Fireworks ~ Louisiana Oil & Gas Park ~ (I-10 Exit 64 & Hwy. 26) Gates open at 4 p.m. Water fun for the kids & food & live entertainment, followed by a gigantic fireworks display at 9 p.m. Call (337) 821-5532 for more information.
July 12: Movie Night at the Strand – Dr. Seuss’s “Horton Hears a Who” Starring the voices of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett.~ 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
July 26: Movie Night at the Strand “Murder by Death” starring Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, etc.. ~ 7:00 p.m. Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
August 16: Movie Night at the Strand ~ “Hellfighters” starring John Wayne, Katherine Ross and Jim Hutton~ 7:00 p.m. The story of macho oil well firefighters and their wives. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
Oct. 1-5: Jeff Davis Parish Fair ~ Fair Grounds ~ South Lake Arthur Ave. ~ Call 824-1773 for info
Oct. 4: The 33rd Annual End of Season Stearman Fly-In ~ Jennings Airport grounds, behind the Days Inn, Hwy.26. Public is able to view WWII Stearman training aircraft and other planes up close FREE. Also see Fly-Overs and Flying Contests. For more information call (337) 821-5532. www.jenningsstearmanflyin.com
Oct. 25: The 34th Annual Jennings Alive Arts Fair & Festival ~ 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ~ Three blocks of Downtown Historical Main Street, Jennings, LA, is blocked off to traffic and is transformed into an open air market for vendors and informational booths. Founders Park is the center activity with live entertainment including local dance teams, karate studio demonstrations, a magic show, face painting and much more. Near the park there are clowns, balloon artistry, and local food vendors will sell some of the best food in Cajun Country. To become a vendor at Jennings Alive contact us at (337) 821-5532 or e-mail Michelle at email@example.com .
Oct. 28-Nov. 2 ~ 6th Annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival ~ This birding event provides participants a unique venue to view yellow rails (birds) while at the same time bringing birders and farmers together to realize the value of birds of the area’s “working wetlands”. Field days, banding workshops, field trips to other area birding habitats and other activities are planned. Go to www.snowyegretenterprises.com for a list of activities and more information about the Festival.
Dec. 6: The 18th Annual Christmas Festival Gumbo Cook-Off ~ Louisiana Oil & Gas Park (I-10 Exit 64 & Hwy 26) ~ 4:30 p.m. judging takes place for cash prizes and trophies.
Dec. 6: 19th Annual Christmas Parade & Festival
Dec. 13: Sounds of Christmas ~ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. performances. Strand Theatre, 432 North Main St., Jennings. The Annual community Christmas musical features live performances of traditional selections by local talent and special guests. Call (337) 821-5509 for more information.
Note: Dates and Times are subject to change and cancellation. For the latest event information call the contact number listed with the event.
This list of events is provided by the City of Jennings & the Jennings Festival Association, Inc.