Allen Parish
Tourist Commission
P.O. Box 1280
Oberlin, Louisiana 70655
Email:
director@allenparish.com
Toll Free    (888) 639-4868
Telephone (337) 639-4868
Fax             (337) 639-4911


2011

ALLEN PARISH IS THE PLACE TO BE

January 2011

 

 

February 2011

 

March 2011

7   Soileau Mardi Gras Trail Ride

        Soileau, LA (7 a.m.)

8   Oberlin Mardi Gras Parade

        Oberlin, LA (2:30 p.m.)

12   West Bay Youth Turkey Shoot

13   Daylight Savings Time Begins

14   West Bay General Lottery Hunt

17   St. Patrickís Day

20   Spring Begins

26   West Bay General Lottery Hunt

 

 

April 2011

1   April Foolís Day

22   Good Friday

24   Easter

30   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

30   Sacred Heart Catholic Church Spring Fest- Oakdale, LA

 

May 2011

1-2 Sacred Heart Catholic Church Spring Festival- Oakdale, LA

TBA   Kinder Chamber 7th Annual Golf Tournament- Kinder, LA

8   Motherís Day

14   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

28   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

30   Memorial Day

 

June 2011

11   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

14   Flag Day

19   Fatherís Day

21   Summer Begins

25 Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

 

 

July 2011

4   Independence Day

9   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

23   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

 

August 2011

6   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

19   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

27   Dry Creek Ranch Menís Skeet Shoot- Reeves, LA

 

September 2011

3   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

4   St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Bazaar- Oberlin, LA

5   Labor Day

14-17 Allen Parish Fair- Oberlin, LA

17   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

23   Autumn Begins

TBA   Old Time Plow Days- Mittie, LA

 

 

 

October 2011

1-2 Annual Coushatta POW-WOW- Kinder, LA

1   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

10   Columbus Day

15   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

28-29   The Leatherwood Haunting- Oakdale, LA (6 p.m.)

29   Trottingbred Racing @ Metro Soileau Downs- Soileau, LA (4 p.m.)

 

November 2011

1 All Saintís Day

11   Veteranís Day

24   Thanksgiving Day

26   Grant Christmas Tree Farm Events- Grant, LA

27   Christmas in the Park- Reeves, LA

 

 

December 2011

2-3  Holiday Dazzle- UPC- Oakdale, LA

3  Christmas in the Country

 Christmas Parade- 2:00 p.m.- Elizabeth, LA

3   Kinderís Hometown Holidays Christmas Parade- Kinder, LA

4   Grant Christmas Tree Farm Events- Grant, LA

10   Pine Festival Christmas on Main St.

       Christmas Parade- 4:30 p.m.

       Sounds of the Season

       Fireworks Display- Oakdale, LA

10   Grant Christmas Tree Farm Festival- Grant, LA

24   Christmas Eve

25   Christmas Day

31   New Yearís Eve

 


We will also have all these dates listed above on the calendar.

Mardi Gras Pow - Wow
Colorful costumes, horses and good Cajun music are the ingredients for the Allen Parish Mardi Gras. From traditional to contemporary, 
we have a parade for everyone. Festivities begin the 1st weekend prior to Ash Wednesday and build to the grand finale on Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day. 

 

indian_dancer.jpg (105721 bytes) Porcupine Head Roaches, Eagle Feathers, Native American songs, Women's Traditional and Men's Fancy are all ingredients of the Coushatta Pow-Wow. Come and enjoy the many flavors of the Coushatta culture. The Pow-Wow is held during the month of October in Kinder,  LA.

 

Old Time Plow Days Fly-In
Take a trip to the past on the last full weekend in September. Old Time Plow Days held in Mittie, La. features Belgian plow horses, mules, food, and stagecoach rides. Bring the family and watch the past in action. For more information, please call (337) 639-2086 
 
Check out the Allen Parish Airport the last weekend in September. Experimental airlpanes, plane rides for the  children, music and good food will be on hand for a real family, fun filled event. It'll keep your eyes on the skies! 
Call (318) 215-0090 for more information. 
Email: airport1@centurytel.net
 

Allen Parish Fair Christmas in Allen Parish
September in Allen Parish is fair time! The music, rides, and food booths are highlighted with the stock show and rodeo. Family entertainment for parents and children alike. Held in Oberlin, LA.   Les Grandes Lumieres is synonymous with Allen Parish. Events begin the Saturday before Thanksgiving through December. Each town gears up for its own Christmas Celebration. Call for dates and times for all events. Parish wide. 
(888) 639-4868 or (337) 639-4868

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