Going strong into its 38th year, this weekend’s Pilgrimage is sure to be another success. Tickets are on sale now at the Museum and are $30 – good for all three days. Other night time events are a separate ticketed activity and are also on sale now. Here again are the times for this year’s events surrounding the 38th Annual Audubon Pilgrimage which will be held this weekend, March 20 – 22, throughout West Feliciana Parish:
Friday, March 20 – Tickets on sale in the barn behind the
Saturday, March 21 – Tickets again on sale in the barn behind the
Sunday, March 22 -- Tickets again on sale in the barn behind the
On Saturday and Sunday, costumed children will dance the Maypole at
Also, Afton Villa, Audubon State Historic Site and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site will be open for tours throughout the weekend from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm.
For even more information, visit www.audubonpilgrimage.info or phone 635-6330.
Light up the Night
This fun party is a separate ticketed event and reservations are being taken now by calling 635-6330. "Light up the Night" on
Music at The Mag
Friday, March 20 – Smugglin’ Plums; Saturday, March 21 – Eilen Jewel with Kim Smith at 9:30 with a cover charge; Friday, March 27 – The Delta Drifters.
Third Weekend Events
The monthly antique auction at Bayou Sara Auction Depot will be held on Friday, March 20 at 6:30 pm. Preview is available at www.bayou-auction.com.
Avondale Antiques will be open this weekend, the third weekend of the month, and there is a new shipment of antiques for sale.
BirdMan Coffee and Books hosts the monthly Arts Market this Saturday.
The centerpiece of Audubon Pilgrimage, Audubon State Historic Site and Oakley Plantation will present programs throughout the weekend of March 20 – 22, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For three days, including a school day on Friday, the park hosts open hearth cooking, spinning, weaving and candle and soap making demonstrations. For more information call 888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 locally.
Visitors can participate in the annual West Feliciana Parish Audubon Pilgrimage on March 20-22, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The site's Lost Arts: Down Hearth Cooking program will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while other activities illustrating daily life during the early 1800s will be presented through the weekend. For more information call 888-376-1867 toll free or 653-3110 locally.
Movie Under the Stars
Re-scheduled because of the rain last week, the
Audubon Country BirdFest
This premier event sponsored by the Feliciana Nature Society will showcase the beautiful and abundant bird life on Saturday, April 4, with a wide array of birding field trips into spectacular wildlife areas and privately owned properties. They will also host the ever popular canoe trips into Cat Island National Wildlife Preserve. For more information and tickets, visit www.audubonbirdfest.com.
Area schools are invited to Audubon State Historic Site to experience Audubon Nature School Day on Friday, April 3. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., area schools can experience the wonder of nature, as it exists in the Felicianas. Interactive stations will be set up providing classes with opportunities for hands-on learning. The stations vary from nature walks to crafts to outdoor experiences with both the plant and wild life of the area. All schools wishing to participate in this special program must pre-register with the site. Admission for pre registered school groups is free. For more information, call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739.
Audubon State Historic Site invites all to experience Audubon Nature Day “Thinking Green” on Saturday, April 4. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. visitors can learn about nature as well as how they interact with the natural environment. Interactive stations will be set up providing classes with opportunities for hands-on learning. The stations vary from nature walks to crafts to outdoor experiences with both the plant and wild life of the area. Entergy, Demco, and Whole Foods Market are just some of the booths on hand to promote a greener tommorow. For more information, call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739.
Spring Bird Walk
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site presents this program on Saturday, April 4 from 10 am-Noon. Local amateur ornithologist Millie Broussard will lead a guided tour through selected areas of Rosedown’s grounds to view birds on site. Ms. Broussard will discuss the various birds of the area, their habitats, characteristics, habits and seasonal patterns. For more information call 888-376-1867 or 635-3110.
Chamber Music Series
The last of the concerts of the Chamber Music Series will feature the musicians of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. The April 4th symphony begins at 8 pm and will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church located on
Flintnapping at Rosedown
On Sunday, April 5, at 11 am, join Interpretive Ranger James Smith as he demonstrates the art, now known as Flint Knapping, which allowed Native Americans to make many of their own tools. Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site offers this program every second Saturday, January through June. For more information call toll free 888-376-1867 or local at 635-3110.
Livestock of Oakley
On Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Audubon State Historic Site presents this program which will include talks about the different types of livestock on the plantation as well as the impact that these animals had on the plantation home. For more information call 888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 locally.
Hemingbough will again be the site of Easter Sunrise Services on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 7 am sharp. For more information, call 635-6617.