Upcoming Entertainment, News and Events


June 1-3

Friends of the Natchitoches Parish Library mini book sale continues June 1- 3 during regular business hours on the third floor meeting room of the library’s   Main Branch. Shelves will be filled with thousands of items including DVDs, paperbacks, hardbacks, and audiobooks. Every item costs  50 cents, and new items will be added daily as space allows. Only cash is accepted and change is not given. Proceeds go toward library programs, classes and events.


June 3

Spring/Summer Farmers Market on the Downtown Natchitoches Riverbank is Saturday,June 3 ,   from 8 a.m. to noon.

Summer Reading  Program Kickoff from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. on the Main Branch Library Lawn featuring  lie shows with Lady Chops and The Party Wagon and Petting Zoo.

Complimentary guided walking tours of the Natchitoches Historic Landmark District start at 10 a.m. Tours depart from Natchitoches visitors Center on Front St. Call 318/356-5555.

The annual Montgomery Alumni Association Banquet is  Saturday, June 3, in the Montgomery High School Gymnasium. Featuring D.J. Doc Couty, the banquet begins at 7 p.m.

All Montgomery High School graduates are invited to the event. All donations help to fund scholarships and defray banquet expenses. The banquet is the annual gathering of alumni to connect with friends and past graduates. It’s a good time to bring your old yearbooks and photos as you reminisce. For more information, contact Sharon at 318/646-3570.


June 8

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Natchitoches is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to noon at 715 Second St.


June 10

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum celebrates the continuing legacy of Louisiana folk fiddling Saturday, June 10, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. The program includes a discussion with three past Louisiana State Fiddle Champions on the importance of the tradition and will include live music.  The performance of various regional fiddle styles with demonstrations of fiddle stick playing and twin fiddling will be followed by a Q&A session on participating in fiddle competitions. Fiddlers of all skill levels are invited to bring their instruments for a jam session with some of Louisiana’s finest fiddlers.The young and old are invited to the free event. For more information, call 318/357-2492

Juneteenth is a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and the City of Natchitoches and Community Sponsors are gearing up for this year’s annual celebration. The celebration gets underway Saturday, June 10, beginning at 3 p.m. with a parade.  The parade begins on Texas St.  at  Checker’s food eatery and proceeds  to Martin Luther King with a left turn at Amulet St..  The parade ends at City Park. There will be games for all ages at the Park following the parade.  Water ball, face painting, water slide and more are on tap.  The City Police Department is co-sponsoring the event. Those wishing to take part in the parade can contact Betty Sawyer Smith at 318/332-8668.

Then, on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17 the celebration continues. That kick off is Friday at 10 a.m. in front of City Hall at the Mayor’s Parklet. Then, on Saturday events include a youth basketball tournament and  “celebrity” basketball game beginning at 9 a.m. at Natchitoches Junior High.

There is also a festival on the Downtown Riverbank beginning at 3 p.m. with music, kids zone with jumpers and slides, “pop up” shops, local food trucks and more.

The Freedom Festival featuring a headline performance by Keith Frank gets underway at 7 p.m. The festivities commemorating the Juneteenth Holiday conclude with fireworks at 9:45 p.m.


June 13-17

NSU Summer Dinner Theatre presents the mystery “Murder Rides Again” June 13-17 and 20-24, and the musical “100 Years of Broadway” on July 18-22 and 25-29, on the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium stage.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner service starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 which includes a meal (soup, salad, entrée, sides, dessert) and the show. A cash bar will be available. The price does not include a suggested gratuity of $10 per guest. The dress is business attire. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com by searching for NSU Summer Dinner Theatre. For more information, contact Jerry Witman at 318/ 357-4483 or email WitmanG@nsula.edu.

“Murder Rides Again” is a classic Wild West Whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very end. “100 Years of Broadway” is an evening of lively musical theatre performances featuring favorite songs and characters.


June 14

Coffee with a Cop continues Wednesday, June 14, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the patio at Magee’s Café located at 536 University Parkway. The monthly program encourages locals to stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee with Natchitoches Police Officers to ask questions about things going in within the community and in neighborhoods. City Marshall Lt. Billy Meziere administers the program.

The Natchitoches Parish Library Bookmobile is at Briarwood Baptist Church every other week on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. Library cardholders can check out books, movies and magazines, as well as use WiFi to download digital checkouts. Dates are June 14 and June 28.  The church is located at 1020 state Hwy. 9 in Saline. Call the library at 318/357-3280 for more information.


June 21

Summer Reading Program “Steve’s Snaketuary” at 10 a.m. on  the first floor of the main library in Natchitoches and  at 2 p.m.  at the Northeast Campti branch.


June 22

Summer Reading Program “Steve’s Snaketuary” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on  the first floor of the main library in Natchitoches.


June 28

Summer Reading Program “Animalogy” at 10 a.m. on  the first floor of the main library in Natchitoches and  at 2 p.m.  at the Northeast Campti branch.


June 29

Summer Reading Program “Animalogy” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on  the first floor of the main library in Natchitoches.