Annual Events & Festivals

DeRidder Lions Club Annual Pro Rodeo
This event is held in April of each year at the Beauregard Parish Covered Arena on Highway 190 West. For more information, please call 337-463-5090 or visit their website.

Treasure Fest
Ahoy mates! The Treasure Fest is held each year in West Park on the first Saturday of May. You are sure to find hidden treasures during this event! For more information, please contact the Beauregard Tourist Commission at 337-463-5534 or visit their website.

SWLA All Veteran's Reunion & Festival
The Veteran's Festival is held every year on the 3rd Saturday in May on Downtown Washington Avenue. This event offers brunch, musical performances, singing and ceremony. This event is located in Downtown DeRidder. For more information, contact City Hall at 337-462-8900 or visit the website.

Beauregard Parish Fair
The Beauregard Parish Fair is one of the oldest events in the State of Louisiana. The parish fair is held in October of each year. Come and enjoy singing, delicious food and fair rides. For more information, please contact the Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds at 337-462-3135 or visit their website.

Ragley Heritage & Timber Festival

Take a walk back in time at the nostalgic event with presentations on pioneers of the area and the history of the town. The event is held in October of each year. For more information, please contact the Beauregard Tourist Commission at 337-463-5534 or visit their website.

Wings & Wheels Fly In-Drive In
There will be aviation exhibits, military displays and a classic car and motorcycle show, along with much more. This event is held in November of each year at the Beauregard Regional Airport. For more information, please call 337-238-1024 or visit their website.

LA Cuisine De Beauregard
Residents are invited to experience authentic Louisiana heritage, live music, arts and crafts, food and more. The event is held in November of each year in Downtown DeRidder. For more information, please contact City Hall at 337-462-8900 or visit the website.

DeRidder Gem & Mineral Show

Come and enjoy some of the hidden treasures of Louisiana, The show offers minerals, gemstones, jewelry and Indian artifacts. This event is held in December of each year. For more information, please contact the Beauregard Tourist Commission at 337-463-5534 or visit their website.

Christmas in the Park
The Magic of Christmas appears in a winter wonderland filled with lights beneath the large towering pines. Feast your eyes on the snow village and Santa's Workshop. Visitors can take a train ride or even enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while waiting to see Santa. This event is held in November of each year. For more information, please visit the website.

Miracle on Washington Street

Enjoy local vendors as they create a nostalgic atmosphere for family and friends. Enjoy shopping, food and games for the kids. This event is held in December of each year. For more information, please contact the Beauregard Tourist Commission at 337-463-5534 or visit their website.

Battle of Hickory Creek
The Battle of Hickory Creek Civil War Re-Enactment will recreate those battles and skirmishes between the Union and the Confederate forces. This battle opened the door to the 1864 Red River Campaign. The Battle of Hickory Creek takes place the last full weekend of February.

Beauregard Watermelon Festival
Beauregard Parish, home of the Sugar Town Watermelon, will celebrate with its Annual Watermelon Festival at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds in DeRidder, Louisiana. There will be watermelon games and events, as well as live music and entertainment. Come and enjoy a family event with great food and the sweetest watermelon in the South at the Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival. Visit the website for more details.

Merryville Heritage Festival
The festival will have theater, folk life, music, dance and fine art, which demonstrates the unique culture heritage of Louisiana's "No Man's Land" area. This event is held in the last weekend in march. For more information please call 337-463-5534 or visit their website.

The Four Winds Pow-Wow

Four Winds Tribe Louisiana Cherokee Confederacy are descendants of American Indians who migrated to and settled in the western portion of Louisiana beginning in the mid-1700s and extending to the mid 1800s. Please visit their website for more information.