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Festival Of The Bonfires

Don’t miss the 30th Annual  Festival Of The Bonfires (December 13, 14 & 15).  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

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What To Expect At The Festival Of The Bonfires

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

Friday, December 13 (2 PM – MIDNIGHT):

2:00 PM—Festival Opens
4:00 PM – 6:00PM – Music By: Jordan Babin
3:45 PM Pick up Gumbos
4:00 PM—Judge Divisions Gumbo Cook-off
5:00 PM- Judge Final Gumbos, Potato SaladBread 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: Chase Tyler Band
10:00 PM—12:00 AM— Music By: Category 6 Band

 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: 3rd Gear
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 – 30th Anniversary Firework Show
7:00—9:00 PM—Music By: Mothership: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin Band
10:00—12:00 AM — Music by: Bag of Donuts

Sunday, December 15 (8 AM – 9 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/JV/Varsity Cheerleaders
LHS Purple Jazz/Periquettes
1:00 – 3:00 PM –  Music By: Mike Broussard and Night Train
4-6 PM    Music By: Foret Tradition Band

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