Cenla Events This Weekend!

AlexPinevilleCVBHere’s a great list of everything going on this weekend in Central Louisiana!

Harley Davidson Demo Weekend

Test-ride the NEW Harley-Davidson line up BEFORE they’re released to the public. Live music, food and Demonstrations by Rush Accessories and Other Vendors.

Renegade Harley Davidson, 2030 North Mall Drive, Alexandria


Crossroads Cup

Hosted by Cenla Soccer Organization

Friday, begins at 5 pm; Saturday, all day

Johnny Downs Sports Complex, 271 Vandenburg Drive, Alexandria


Light Up the Night 5K

Calling all runners (and those who can walk really fast)! The Rapides Cancer Center is sponsoring its second annual Light Up the Night 5K run on Friday, March 21, 2014, to benefit the American Cancer Society and draw awareness to the ACS’s annual Relay For Life.

The route is through downtown Alexandria and is flat and fast.

Friday, Packet pickup noon to 6 pm, Race begins at 6:30 pm


“Bye Bye Birdie”

Come out and watch as the Macafee family and the residents of Sweet Apple, Ohio, go topsy-turvy when teen idol Conrad Birdie comes to town to serenade one lucky fan before he enters the Army. You’ll be humming and bopping to the music in this smash Broadway hit!

Presented by Theatre Louisiana College

Martin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Louisiana College in Pineville

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors

Buy Tickets: www.ticket-central.org


By popular demand, City Park Players offers a reprise of this stand-up-and-testify musical based on a book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Yolanda, a Brooklyn girl, goes down South to visit her grandmother and learns about rituals of preparing for and going to Sunday church service. In the process, she discovers connections to traditions and a deeper spirituality. Crowns is a soul-stirring tribute to the unique cultural phenomenon that fuses faith with fashion by celebrating African-American women and their church hats.

Thursday-Saturday 7:00 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm

Kress Theater, Rapides Foundation Building on the corner of Johnston and Third in Alexandria

Tickets: $15 for General Admission, $12 for Seniors (60 +), and $7 for Students

Buy Tickets: www.ticket-central.org

Freedom Run for Color: Warriors & Wings

Fun Run of colors, wings competition, obstacle course fun, and family activities. Presented by Team RWB and Welcome Home for soldiers.

Saturday, begins at 8 am

Registration required for Fun Run, other activities are free

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville


Historic House Fair

Join us for a fun morning in Alexandria’s National Register Garden District with trolley tours, two open houses, live music, and 15 preservation resource booths for all of you who love old houses and historic neighborhoods. This free event is open to the public.

Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 noon

1900 Block of White Street, Alexandria

(In the Historic Garden District)


Gardening Symposium

For the first time ever Kent House is hosting a free gardening symposium on the grounds. All day there will be various speakers scheduled to give talks on topics such as tree care, vegetable gardening, rose care, edible plants, and many other topics. Stay tuned as the schedule will be posted as soon as we have it available! Various gardening groups and organizations will be set up to give information on their clubs for anyone interested in joining . This fun and informative event will have something for everyone!

Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Kent Plantation House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria

(318) 487-5998 www.kenthouse.org

Plein Air Painting

Learn how to paint landscapes en plein air (“in the open air”) at this outdoor workshop on the LSUA campus, taught by local artist Margie Tate. Participants should bring their own painting surface and materials. For a list of materials and to register, please contact the Museum at (318) 443-3458.

Saturday 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Registration: $20 members, $30 nonmembers


Hard Hats and High Heels Bash and Auction

Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and presented by Red River Bank. Live entertainment by Harmon Drew Super Group.

Cost is $40 per person. $300 per table.

Alexandria Riverfront Center, 707 Second Street, Alexandria

ccooper.habitat@gmail.com or 318-449-9804

City Wide Celebration

The “City Wide Celebration” will honor new businesses and familiar faces in the Downtown District. It’s also a benefit for the “Taking it to the Street” organization. It’s a volunteer group that hosts free monthly walking tours with live street performers on the second Saturday of each month in Downtown Alexandria. The event will include music by the band “The Side Men” to dance the night away.

Saturday, 8:00 pm

Alexander Fulton Hotel in Downtown Alexandria

Admission is $10 at the door. There will also be a cash bar and snacks table.

“Ride to the Son” Motorcycle Rally

Neutral ground, all bikes welcome. Church service starts at 10:45AM preached by Biker Pastor James Greer followed with a FREE lunch with FREE door prizes, FREE blessing of the bikes and a FREE 50 mile police escorted ride.

Sunday, starts at 10:45 am

Journey Church, 2900 Donahue Ferry Rd, Pineville

For more info contact 318-446-4888 or visit http://jcpineville.com/bike14

Tour for Hope Central Louisiana Tour of Homes

Join the Hope House of Central Louisiana for their 2nd Annual Tour for Hope Central Louisiana Tour of Homes. This self-guided tour of homes will take place on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2-4 PM, and will feature the homes of Mona and Jim Gates, Rep. and Mrs. Lance Harris, and Babson and Tish Fresh. You can register for a door prize at all three homes, and all proceeds will benefit the Hope House of Central Louisiana.

Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door

Buy Tickets Here: www.ticket-central.org