Bloomin’ On The Bricks To Be Held March 22

Bloomin'-2014-Poster-7Art Along the Bricks & Les Amies Butterfly Release to take place same day

NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches Main Street Office invites you to experience the beauty of springtime in downtown Natchitoches at the 14th Annual Bloomin’ on the Bricks, Natchitoches’ spring garden festival, on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Bloomin'-2014-Poster-6Bloomin’ on the Bricks will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches’ Historic Landmark District.   Bloomin on the Bricks is free and open to the public

Bloomin’ on the Bricks, organized by the Natchitoches Main Street Program, is a celebration of spring throughout the City’s Historic District.  Visitors will be able to see the beauty of springtime in downtown Natchitoches through its hanging flower baskets and thousands of daffodils and tulips planted along the riverbank.  The event will feature lawn and garden vendors, live musical entertainment by the Luke Jazz Trio, children’s activities and food booths.

Bloomin'-2014-Poster-1An exhibit area of lawn and garden vendors will display an assortment of items needed to transform your garden and yard this spring season.  Nursery owners from around the area will sell specialized plants such as ferns, bromeliads, herbs and bedding plants.  Vendors will also sell lawn and garden materials, yard art, decorative items, gardening equipment and decorative items.

Bloomin'-2014-Poster-5Les Amies Service Organization will also host its 11th Annual Ann Williams Brittain Butterfly Release during the event.  The Release will take place at the Fleur de Lis Stage on the downtown riverbank at 2:00 p.m.  Participants can purchase an individual butterfly to be released at a cost of $30 per butterfly or choose to have a loved one honored during the mass butterfly release at a cost of $5 per honoree.  All proceeds from the Butterfly Release will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Bloomin'-2014-Poster-4In conjunction with Bloomin’ on the Bricks, the Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery will host Art Along the Bricks from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.  Artists will display fine arts and crafts along Front Street in an outdoor art show.  For more information on Art Along the Bricks, please contact the Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery at (318) 352-1626.

For more information on Bloomin’ on the Bricks or to become a vendor, please contact the City of Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 352-2746.