Special Events

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Audubon Historic Commerative    Area - Oakley House Spring Audubon Pilgrimage  The third weekend of March each year. The annual spring pilgrimage is dedicated to the memory of John James Audubon, who set himself the task of painting all the birds in America. Package Tours included: visits to public and private historic homes, vintage dances, rural homestead and many other festival events sponsored to benefit the West Feliciana Parish Historical Society.

audubon country birdfest The "Audubon Country BirdFest" will showcase the beautiful & abundant birdlife, natural habitat and history of Louisiana's Felicianas Parishes.   H eld first weekend in April, in Parker Memorial Park, in the historic downtown of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Headquarters will be located at the St. Francisville Inn, immediately adjacent to the Park

Locus Grove Cemetery Sarah Knox Taylor Davis Memorial Day - April
Daughter of President Zachary Taylor and wife of the Confederacy President Jefferson Davis, this day honors for Sarah Knox Taylor Davis at Locust Grove Cemetery, is now a State Historic Site and the family burial ground for Locust Grove Plantation

Day the War Stopped  Held during the summer. For a brief moment in 1863, the Civil War stopped in St. Francisville for the burial of Lt. Commander John E. Hart, commander of the federal gunboat Albatross. In commemoration of this unique event in history; a re-enactment of the burial, a play by local performers and other activities are scheduled.

"Southern Garden Symposium "
Southern Garden Symposium & Workshop - October - The Southern Garden Symposium seeks to preserve and commemorate gardening of the Deep South through lectures, workshops and a tour of historic Afton Villa gardens. The Symposium funds a major scholarship in the School of Landscape Architecture, L.S.U.

Angola Rodeo & Craft Fair  Annual event held one weekend in April  and every Sunday in October. Angola State Prison opens its doors for visitors to experience the wildest prison rodeo there is. Popularity of the rodeo increases every year, so be sure to get advanced tickets. A inmate art & craft sale is held in conjunction with the rodeo.


Christmas Parade down Ferdinand St. Christmas in the Country  Annual event held on the first weekend in December.  Celebrate St. Francisville's Christmas Festival where the entire picturesque historic district is illuminated by tiny white lights. Some of the activities include: a live nativity, vintage dances, strolling gospel choirs, and of course children's Christmas parade.

St. Francisiville, Louisiana Library Tour of Homes The fourth annual West Feliciana Friends of the Library Tour of Homes will be held Sunday during Christmas in the Country,  between noon and 5 pm. The homes are located in St. Francisville, La. and surrounding countryside.