The annual Zachary Arts & Music Festival, presented by the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and Abita Brewery, will be held March 19–23 on the grounds of BREC’s Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Hwy.
There will be as many as 100 regionally and locally renowned artists selling their work, incredible food vendors, a petting zoo and pony rides, paddleboards on the lake, a rock wall, bungee bounce, mechanical bull, gyroscope and many more activities for all ages to enjoy. The evenings will come alive with musical entertainment. Bands will entertain crowds during the evenings while local entertainment will be provided throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. In partnership with BREC, there will also be a free Children’s Village designed to entertain and instruct even the youngest of festival goers. The Village fill feature various inflatables, stand-up paddle lessons, kayak lessons, a youth children’s area (6 years and under), a Kiddie Village (5 years and younger), a Family Game Station and an Active Play Zone.
For those who like the VIP treatment, a $20 ticket ($20 in advance, $30 at the entrance) will buy you a spot under the tent in front of the main stage at the Kick Off Party, Friday, March 21 from 5:30–7 p.m. LeBlanc’s Supermarket will provide a large variety of wines and light refreshments and Abita Brewery will serve beer.
The event, excepting the carnival rides and the Kick Off Party, is completely free. The carnival will open on Thursday, but the event will launch with opening ceremonies on Friday, March 21. Hours of operation are provided below.
The public is asked to leave their ice chests at home; however, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.
For more information or for a schedule of events, visit www.zfest.us
.Carnival & Festival Hours
Thursday, March 20 5 – 9 p.m.
Friday, March 21 5 – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 23 noon – 7:30 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Booth Hours
Friday, March 21 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 23 noon – 6 p.m.Parking
Old Scenic Hwy. next to the BREC Park
Thursday – $5/vehicle
Friday – $20/vehicle
Saturday open - 4 p.m. – $10/vehicle
Saturday after 4 p.m. – $20/vehicle
Sunday – $10/vehicleShuttle, Walk or Bike to parks for FREE!
Shuttles will be ready to pick up festival goers at LeBlanc’s Supermarket
on Hwy. 64.