Arts, crafts and antiques abound at annual Spring Festival

Expanded musical entertainment offers something for everyone
Artisans and craftsmen alike will be showcasing the best of the best at the Denham Springs Antiques Village Spring Festival on Saturday, April 29th.
festival“The Denham Springs Antiques Village Spring Festival has offered buyers unparalleled opportunities for over two decades.” says Al Bye, festival organizer. “Our focus has always been to provide a fun filled festival day for families, collectors, and art enthusiasts.”
This annual street festival is one of the largest in the region. Range Ave. will be closed to automobile traffic all day from Centerville St. to Florida Blvd., and vendor will fill the street with booths as the Antiques Village hosts over 150 local and regional artists and craftsmen They will offering a wide range of unique items including everything from furniture to collectibles, country, folk art, rugs, jewelry, glass, textiles, pottery, garden, architectural antiques and much more. Plus there is an assortment of other popular and trendy items such as children’s handcrafted clothes, purses, hats, as well as collegiate-wear featuring the Saints, LSU and Southern universities.
In addition, the 25-plus shops in the Village sell antiques, collectibles, furnishings, clothing, gifts, art, fine jewelry, books, handmade furniture and more.
The Livingston Parish community, along with thousands of visitors, will experience the festival for the best in arts and crafts, children’s activities and games, live stage entertainment, military exhibits, community and civic displays, and festival foods for all tastes.
Visitors this year will enjoy an expanded music performance slate with local and nationally known acts ongoing at two stages: Train Station Park and Centerville Stage. The slate of performers includes John Schneider, Jo-el Sonnier, Doug Stone, Clifton Brown, Rosie & the Swinging Riveters, Jim & James Linden Hogg, Ralph Innes, Westbound Train, Will Wesley Band, and Soul Salvage Project.
The entertainment venues are within steps of Range Ave. and provide an excellent place to sit and relax , tap your toes and dance. Visitors are welcome to bring chairs or use provided seating.
The children’s games and activities are always a family favorite. Children (and adults) will also enjoy face painting as well as many other amusements. (Note: the sheriff’s office’s kiddie rides usually present at the festival each year were damaged by the flood and will not be available this year, but other activities will still be offered.)
Produced by the Denham Springs Antique Village Merchants Association and their partner, Pelican State Credit Union, the Spring Festival is one of Livingston Parish’s premier events. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. As always, admission and parking are free. For more information visit
denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com.