Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival opens with ribbon-cutting ceremony

The 78th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in downtown Morgan City opened Thursday and contnues through Monday.

Events and times include:

Today

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Artist Guild Unlimited 50th Annual Show and Sale (Everett Street Gallery)

5 to 5:30 p.m. — Ribbon cutting ceremony

5 to 9 p.m. — POP Ride Bracelet $20

5 to 11 p.m. — Carnival - Mitchell Brothers Amusements (POP bracelet)

Friday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Artist Guild Unlimited 50th Annual Show and Sale (Everett Street Gallery)

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cultural & Heritage EXPO (building adjacent to festival office)

5 to 8 p.m. — Information Booth (AARP volunteers) Lawrence Park

5 p.m. to midnight — Carnival - Mitchell Brothers Amusements

5 to 11 p.m. — Cajun Culinary Classic (Lawrence Park)

5 to 9 p.m. — 36th Annual Arts & Crafts Show and Sale

5 to 6:30 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Cross Roads”

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Cayenne”

9 to 11 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Bag of Donuts”

Saturday

Daylight Doiron’s Landing Annual Labor Day Bass Tournament (Stephensville) - weigh in 3:30 p.m.

8 a.m. — 5K Fun Run/Walk (Lawrence Park)

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Festival Car Show/Cypress Corvette Club (M.D. Shannon school grounds); awards ceremony between 3 to 3:30 p.m.

9 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Children’s Day Activities sponsored by Family of Oliver & Marion Bergeron - field games, races and children contest - Lawrence Park

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 36th Annual Arts & Crafts Show and Sale

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Artist Guild Unlimited 50th Annual Show and Sale (Everett Street Gallery)

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information Booth (AARP) Lawrence Park – Amelia Belle Casino

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Shuttle Service sponsored by People Haulers Inc.

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Visiting Queen Limousine sponsored by Allen’s TV Cable Service

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cultural & Heritage EXPO (building adjacent to festival office)

11:30 a.m. — Children’s Day Mini Street Parade (First Street & Lawrence Park)

Noon — Queen’s Day in the park (Lawrence Park)

Noon-midnight — Carnival - Mitchell Brothers Amusements

Noon to 11 p.m. — Cajun Culinary Classic (Lawrence Park)

Noon to 11 p.m. — Fellowship of Love Gospel Stage - M.D. Shannon Elementary

Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Introduction of Visiting Louisiana Festival Queens - Music Stage (Lawrence Park)

1 to 3 p.m. Festival Music Stage “Blue Eyed Soul”

1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Children’s Village, Ribbon Cutting, Lawrence Park - Teche Regional Medical Center, Guidry Orthodontics

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Voodoo Bayou”

6-8 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Six Gun Rail”

9 to 11 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Louisiana Spice”

Sunday

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — Mass in the Park (Lawrence Park) - Holy Cross Church (inclement weather)

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 36th Annual Arts & Crafts Show and Sale

10 a.m. to noon — Blessing of the Fleet and Water parade (Atchafalaya River) - sponsored by Tidewater

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Artist Guild Unlimited 50th Annual Show and Sale (Everett Street Gallery)

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Information Booth (AARP Volunteers) Lawrence Park - Amelia Belle Casino

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Shuttle Service sponsored by People Haulers Inc.

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Visiting Queen Limousine sponsored by Allen’s TV Cable Service

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cultural & Heritage EXPO (building adjacent to festival office)

Noon to midnight — Carnival - Mitchell Brothers Amusements

Noon to 11 p.m. — Cajun Culinary Classic (Lawrence Park)

1 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Fellowship of Love Gospel Stage - M.D. Shannon Elementary

1 p.m. — Children’s Village – Lawrence Park - Teche Regional Medical Center, Guidry Orthodontics

1 to 3 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Driftwood”

3 p.m. — Street parade (downtown historic district)

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Festival Music Stage “90 Degrees West”

6 to 8 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Supercharger”

9 to 11 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Mojeaux”

9 p.m. — Fireworks on the River – Bollinger, G&J Land & Marine, Teche Regional Medical Center, Town of Berwick (Atchafalaya River)

Monday

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 36th Annual Arts & Crafts Show and Sale

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Artist Guild Unlimited 49th Annual Show and Sale (Everett Street Gallery)

11 a.m. to 5 pm. — Cultural & Heritage EXPO (building adjacent festival office)

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Information Booth (AARP Volunteers) Lawrence Park - Amelia Belle Casino

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cajun Culinary Classic (Lawrence Park)

Noon to 9 p.m. — Carnival - Mitchell Brothers Amusements (POP Bracelet) noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.

Noon-4 p.m. — POP ride bracelet $20

1 p.m. — Children’s Village, Lawrence Park - Teche Regional Medical Center, Guidry Orthodontics

1 to 2:30 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Louisiana Roadhouse Band”

3 to 4:30 p.m. Festival Music Stage “Deja Vu

5 to 6:30 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “South 70”

5 to 9 p.m. — POP rice bracelet $20

7 to 9 p.m. — Festival Music Stage “Chubby Carrier/Amanda Shaw”

Best Seats in the House – Gazebo Lawrence Park – Amelia Belle Casino

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