Martin Luther King March & Dedication - (Too New for You) - Contact Connie Gonzales
African American Heritage Day - February - Contact (Jeralyn Young) - 318-715-7609
Mardi Gras Parade - (Rotary Club of Avoyelles) - - www.rotaryclubofavoyelles.org
Easter Egg Knocking Contest (sponsored by City of Marksville)
The City of Marksville host an annual Easter Egg Knocking Contest on Easter Sunday morning on the Courthouse Square in downtown Marksville. Marksville has received State, National, and International recognition for this contest. Categories include: Chicken Egg Contest must have 3 hard boil chicken egges in all age groups which begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Guinea Egg Contest must have 3 hard boil guinea eggs in all age groups.
Age Groups: Toddlers ages 1-7 Adults ages 8-up
Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th places ages 8-up. Prizes given to all toddlers win or lose.
Farmer’s Market - Contact Marksville Chamber of Commerce-318-253-8599
Held every Saturday in the Month of June from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Fourth of July Parade - (sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce) 318-253-8599
(this is the longest running parade in Louisiana)
Avoyelles Senior Citizen Fun Day - Sabrina Sonnier 318-253-5735
Pink October - (sponsored by Avoyelles Hospital) - 318-253-8611
Lil Walter Festival - October
Halloween Trick or Treat on the Courthouse Square
Veteran’s Memorial Service - November
Christmas Extravaganza - (sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce) - 318-253-8599
Christmas Bicycle give-a-way - (sponsored by the Police Department and Cottonport Prison) 318-253-9250
Christmas Doll & Toys - (sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce) - 318-253-8599
Art and Music Fest – Avoyelles Arts Council – Contact Van Roy - 318-240-3495
Fox Performing Arts Theater – plays, concerts, pageants, etc. - 318-253-8105