Events – Allen Parish
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Allen Parish / Events

Seasonal Events

Allen Parish is proud to host a wide variety of local events throughout the year, including Mardi Gras, The Allen Parish Fair, the Re-Thunk Junk Flea Market Trail, and more.  With a number of fun event offerings, you are bound to find one that interests you! What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy the energy and excitement of Allen Parish and step into Cajun Country!

Visit the Calendar of Events page for full listing of events.

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If you have an Event in Allen Parish and would like us to add it to our Calendar of Events, please send all information to aptc.info.70655@gmail.com


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. After each crew has its trail ride, all gather to share in the community gumbo and dance. Come on Sha….its time you saw the real Mardi Gras.

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The 2024 Allen Parish Fair details coming soon…


Visitors are invited to witness Native American dancers, in full colorful regalia, from all over the U.S. including Canada, coming together for the Coushatta Powwow Celebration.  Come and enjoy all the Native American arts and crafts, food booths and much more.  The Powwow is held at the Coushatta Casino Resort. Visit www.coushattapowwow.com for Powwow dates and times.

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ANNOUNCEMENT!! We have added an extra day to the Trail this year! Bargain hunting at its best along the Re-Thunk Junk Flea Market Trail beginning on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of October, starting at 7:00 a.m. RAIN OR SHINE… Whether you are a Vendor or a Junker-at-heart, there is plenty to keep you busy! Interested Vendors please call  the Allen Parish Tourist Commission at 888-639-4868 for more information on how to register.

2024 Vendor Packets coming in the Spring…




Les Grandes Lumieres is synonymous with Allen Parish.  Events begin the Saturday after Thanksgiving and goes through December.  Each town gears up for its own Christmas Celebration.  Please check out the Calendar of Events link at the top of this page for current parish events, or call for dates and times for all events parish wide events.

888-639-4868 or 337-639-4868.


For the past 20 years the Grant Christmas Tree Farm has been celebrating Christmas the last weekend in November and the first 2 weekends of December. Their Christmas Celebration comes with homemade, big, cat-head biscuits which are baked in an old fashion wood fired stove.  These biscuits are just like Grandma used to make, then topped with syrup fresh from the mule drawn cane press at the Grant Syrup Mill. This celebration includes a petting zoo, arts and crafts, wagon ride and much more.  Call 800-987-NOEL (6635) or visit www.grantchristmastreefarm.com.