Martin Luther King March & Dedication - (Too New for You) - Contact Connie Gonzales - 318-500-9840

African American Heritage Day - February - Contact (Jeralyn Young) - 318-715-7609

Mardi Gras Parade - (Rotary Club of Avoyelles) - -

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

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

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

Reach out to the City Hall