Paragon Casino Resort To Host Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival

Paragon Casino Resort

MARKSVILLE, LA – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and Paragon Casino Resort have partnered with The Arts Council of Avoyelles to bring the 12th annual Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival to Paragon Casino Resort.

“Paragon has served this community for 30 years and our involvement in the parish has been our most valued mission,” said Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr, Paragon Casino Resort General Manager. “I can’t think of a better way to show our love and appreciation than to lend our grounds to host the largest and most anticipated festival of the year.”

The event include entertainment in the Mari Showroom, arts and crafts in the grand hall and kid-friendly activities.

“The heart of the festival remains the same,” said Allison Augustine, President of the Avoyelles Arts Council. “Our goal is to highlight art and music in our region while bringing the community together to celebrate our nation’s birthday.”

The Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival includes the longest-running July 4th parade in the state, live music from Louisiana musicians, food booths, and car and fireworks shows. The festival brings over 3,000 visitors to Marksville every year.

“The Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to experience the hospitality and culture that Avoyelles has to offer,” said Wilbert Carmouche, Executive Director of the Avoyelles Tourism Commission.

The festival will take place Thursday, July 4, beginning with a parade through Marksville at 10:00 a.m. and opening ceremonies at Paragon Casino Resort following immediately after.