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Festival Of The Bonfires

Don’t miss the Annual  Festival Of The Bonfires (December 9, 10, 11 & 12).   The festival has so much to offer this year and is guaranteed to get you into the right spirit for the season. Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa’s Very Merry Forest and carnival rides throughout the weekend. And there is more: each night we will light a single bonfire. Come out and experience a prelude to the famous Christmas Eve Bonfires: A tradition unique to St. James Parish and all the world!! Come and bring the your family: admission is only $5 and children under 10 get in for free. LOCATION: Lutcher Recreational Park Lutcher Avenue- La HWY 3193, Lutcher, LA 70071

For more information visit: http://festivalofthebonfires.org/

What To Expect At The Festival Of The Bonfires

Here a quick look at the Festival Of The Bonfires’ jam-packed schedule:

Thursday, December 9 (5:30 PM – 11:00 PM):

5:30 PM – Doors open

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Music By: Mothership

9:00 PM – 11 PM – Music By: ROCK SHOW NOLA

Friday, December 10 (2 PM – MIDNIGHT):

4:00 PM – 6:00PM – Music By: Kaleb Olivier

3:45 PM Pick up Gumbos

4:00 PM—Judge Divisions Gumbo Cook-off

5:00 PM- Judge Final Gumbos, Potato Salad, Bread Pudding

6:15 PM —Cook-off Results

7:00 PM—Bonfire Lighting on the Levee* Free Bus Shuttle

7:00—9:00 PM— Music By: Nashville South

10:00 PM—12:00 AM— Music By: KARMA

Saturday, December 14 (8 AM – MIDNIGHT):

9:00 AM—Festival Opens

9:00 AM – 4-H Cookie Contest

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM—Art Contest

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM—Bonfire Contest

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM—Children’s Pageant (Stage)

11:00 AM -1:00 PM- SANTA @ Festival

12:00 PM – Art Show/Bonfire Contest/ Danielle’s Dance Academy

1:00 – 3:00 PM -Music By: Peyton Falgoust

4:00 PM – Teen/Miss Pageant (Stage)

Announcements of Queens and Visiting Queens

6:30 PM – Lighting of Bonfire on Festival Grounds

6:45 PM – 32nd Annual Firework Show

7:00—9:00 PM—Music By: Contraflow

10:00—12:00 AM — Music by: The Molly Ringwalds

Sunday, December 15 (8 AM – 6 PM):

8:00 AM—Festival Opens

8:30 AM – 1/2 Mile Kids Run/Walk

9:00 AM – 5K Run/Walk

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM–Car Show

10:30 AM – Announcements of Art Winner/Bonfire Contest/Scholarship

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM- SANTA @ Festival

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Children’s Entertainment:

Gramercy Magnet School

Chanel Bell Choir/Cheerleaders

Laplace Elementary School

Yvonne’s Directions in Dance

LHS Atomic Marching Band

LHS Varsity Cheerleaders

LHS Purple Jazz/Periquettes

1:00 – 3:00 PM – Music By: Mike Broussard and Night Train

4-6 PM – Music By: Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition Band

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