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Four Fun Things to Do This April 29th Weekend

12:00 April 26, 2022
By: Gracie Wise

First up, join thousands of music lovers for five days of top-tier music, food, and entertainment at Festival International de Louisiana. From Wednesday, April 27, to Sunday, May 1, you'll watch talented performers from across the state and around the world, including Cimafunk, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Quitapenas, and The Daiquiri Queens. Enjoy mouthwatering cuisine from local vendors such as Poseidon's, Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, Bon Creole, and Frozpops. Stroll through open-air art markets and admire elaborate pieces from hundreds of artists. The festival is free and open to music lovers of all ages. 315 Lee Ave., Lafayette, 337-332-8086, festivalinternational.org

Next up, catch Lucinda Williams live at the House of Blues on Friday, April 29. Having been in the music industry since 1978, the Grammy award-winning country singer's voice is a strong and powerful instrument that charms audiences. Her hits "Changed the Locks," "Passionate Kisses," and "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" were gamechangers that gave her fame and recognition. She and her band will perform at 8 p.m. You can purchase tickets here. 225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999, houseoofblues.com/neworleans

Taking place in beautiful Port Allen, you'll watch kite fliers of varying skill levels demonstrate their talents at Kite Fest Louisiane on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1. There will be spectacular exhibitions by championship kite fliers, an indoor kite-flying pavilion, and candy showers throughout the day. Kids will get to join a workshop where they can build and design their own kites. On April 30, stick around for the fireworks show taking place at night. 3383 Rosedale Rd., 225-344-2920, westbatonrouge.net

Finally, nourish your Jazz Fest spirit with two days of nonstop jazz, funk, folk, and other exhilarating genres at Daze Between Festival. On Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 4, watch local artists such as Rebirth Brass Band, Honey Island Swamp Band, Erica Falls, and The String Cheese Incidents perform at Faubourg Brewery. Also available are delicious Louisiana vendors and refreshing cups of high-quality beer. 3501 Jourdan Rd., 504-867-4000, faubourgbrewery.com

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