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Louisiana Dragon Boat Races

May 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

7th Annual Louisiana Dragon Boat Races; Return to Red River Plus Illuminated Procession, Art Activities, Museum Tours.

Last year, for safety reasons related to the high water and swift currents of the Red River, the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races, took place on Lake Buhlow. This is the 7th year of the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races, and they will once again be back in the footprint of AlexRiverFête, for an even bigger party on The Red.

The Museum, as an art anchor in Downtown Alexandria committed to the cultural community and quality of life of Central Louisiana, will continue its participation in AlexRiverFête with other activities, in addition to Race Day festivities, planned for the festival which include:
-Friday, May 5, 2017-

  • 2017 AlexRiverFete Illuminate the Arts Procession • 8 pm: The Alexandria Museum brings you the third annual Spring Illuminate the Arts Procession. During the 2017 River Fete, on Friday, May 5, The Alexandria Museum of Art will be lighting up the streets! The community is welcomed to walk in the procession with a luminary they have created! There will also be luminaries to borrow! First come. First serve! So get here early. The procession will begin at 8 pm. All participants should arrive at the museum no later than 7:45.

-Saturday, May 6, 2017-

The Muse Chalk Art Project • 9am – 4pm:  Muse members have organized and designed chalk art for the upcoming River Fete. Come watch as the teens execute a Dragon Boat inspired giant chalk drawing near the corner of Murray and Second Street on the sidewalk next to the museum. Do you know a teen between the ages of 13 and 21 who would like to participate? Have them contact Cindy Blair at or call her at (318) 443-3458. Thanks to the generous support of CLECO this event is free to participants.


Alexandria Museum of Art Tours • 12pm & 2pm: Free group tours of AMoA will be at three different times throughout the day. Museum curator Megan Valentine will guide the guests through the Our Living Past and Kathryn Keller: View From Within exhibitions. An excellent opportunity to experience the Museum. Art in the Alley Activities9 am – 4pm: The Alexandria Museum of Art Education department will be hosting several outdoor art activities in the alley and on the patio of AMoA.  Join us for activities like Water Tattoos, Prayer Flags, Watercolor Lanterns, a chalk wall and Paper Hats to keep your head cool! Come out to support your museum during River Fete!


More information is available at the Alexandria Museum of Art or online at,


May 5, 2017
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second St.
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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