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. 25 during JENNINGS ALIVE) For more info call Arlene Waguespak at 337-774-1167. You may go to Facebook at Main Street Farmers Market, Jennings, LA to see what is available now.
2014 Calendar of Events
Sept. 6: Movie Night at the Strand ~ “Hello Dolly” starring Barbra Streisand as busybody matchmaking Dolly, in be-tween running other people’s romances sets her cap at rich, grouchy Walter Matthau. Also starring Michael Crawford. 432 N. Main St., Strand Theatre ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens 60 and over $3.
Sept. 10: Jeff Davis Communities Against Domestic Abuse Presents “Painting with Ronnie Collins“. 6:00 p.m., An ART CLASS to benefit CADA. Tickets must be purchased in advance, for $50 each, by calling Antonette at 337-616-8418. Jennings Golf Club, 602 South Louise St., Jennings.
Sept 12 & 13: The REMARKABLE Fall Affair Open House ~ Mark your calendars! Great line up of classes and demonstrations. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sept. 13: “Zumbathon for CADA” ~ Come out for fun and exercise for a good cause at the Hampton Inn in Jennings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. There will also be a Silent Auction. Admission: $15. Contact CADA at 337-616-8418 for more information.
Sept. 14: SOLD OUT From 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Bon Amie Tours Presents The Louisiana Swamp Pop Revue with The Cypress Band featuring Warren Storm & Willie Tee with Special Guests Tommy McLain, Jivin’ Gene and Charles Mann! Reserved seats are $20. Call Carita at 337-824-7078 for information or tickets.
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. On Saturday the 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. 7: CADA’s 14th Annual “Taste N Tell“ ~ Grand Marais Courtyard, 919 North Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings ~ 6:00 p.m. Good food, Live & Silent Auctions, Fun, Live entertainment by Marcus Davis. ~ Admission $30.00. Tickets available at Jeff Davis Bank (Jennings & Welsh), Mid-South Bank, St. Martin Bank, Marceaux’s and tickets can be purchased at the door. For more info contact Kathryn Murphy at (337) 794-8004 or Marilyn Watkins at (337) 842-4652.
Oct. 18: Movie Night at the Strand ~ “Monster House” ~ Three friends discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. But like most horror movies, the anticipation of horror is much more exciting than the horror itself, as the secrets of Monster House are revealed. Funny dialogue, cool animation, and a great cast make “Monster House” a fun movie for the whole family. 432 N. Main St., Strand Theatre ~ 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 & under and Senior Citizens 60 & over $3.
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 of 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 selling 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Dec. 21: Bon Ami Tours presents A Doug Gabriel Family Christmas Show straight from Branson, Missouri, Strand Theatre, 432 N. Main St., Jennings. Two shows, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Take part in ‘A Gabriel Family Christmas’ and you will have a great start to your Christmas season. Doug and his family present a touching Christmas celebration. Tickets are on sale now. Call Carita at (337) 824-7078 for tickets or 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.