Contact Us

Contraband Days 2017 Schedule of Events — Free Admission

Thinkstock
Thinkstock

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no shortage of controversy when it comes to Contraband Days. For years now, Contraband Days has been questioned and many people think its a mere shadow of its’ former glory days back when they had the speed boats and Bathtub Races. Hey, I’m with them on the bathtub races. That event was a ton of fun.

Well, this year, you’ll find a few minor changes at Contraband days. For one thing, while Contraband Days will be running two weeks as usual, this time around the first week will be an “entertainment” week and the second week will be carnival and rides only.

You can still enjoy the helicopter rides as well as the live sharks and, of course all the carnival rides.

There are a few rules about attending Contraband Days:

Be aware that there are certain items you cannot take into the festival:

• Ice Chests and/or beverage coolers

• Tents, Canopies or Awnings

• Pets of Any Kind

• Weapons of Any Kind

• Bicycles, Skates, Skateboards, Scooters, Roller Blades

• Private Golf Carts

• Glass Containers

• Alcoholic Beverages – *Alcoholic beverages will be sold

on festival grounds

 

Here’s the Schedule of events for this, the 60th year of Contraband Days

Thursday, May 4, 2017                                     “Family Day”

04:00 PM:  Festival Opens

Galley Alley Food Booths

Galley Alley Dining Area – Sponsor: Lloyd Lauw Collision Center

Pirate Marketplace

 

Activities: 

11:30 AM: National Day of Prayer

05:00 PM: Todd Armstrong Carnival Rides

05:00 PM: Registration for Children’s Costume Contest @ Lafitte’s Landing

05:00 PM: Strange Theories

06:00 PM: Children’s Costume Contest Begins in front of the stage

07:30 PM: Elm’s District

Friday, May 5, 2017

04:00 PM:  Festival Opens

Galley Alley Food Booths

Galley Alley Dining Area – Sponsor: Lloyd Lauw Collision Center

Pirate Marketplace

 

05:00 PM:  * Todd Armstrong Carnival Rides

 

Activities: 

02:00 PM: Cannon Test Fire

04:00 PM: Cannon Test Fire

04:00 PM: Festival Gates Open

06:15 PM: Buccaneers leave Marina

07:00 PM: Ron Fruge & Family

07:00 PM: Jean Lafitte and Buccaneers Land at the Seawall

07:15 PM: Jean Lafitte makes the Mayor walks the plank

10:00 PM: Knuckle Deep

Saturday, May 6, 2017

10:00 AM:  Festival Opens

Galley Alley Food Booths

Galley Alley Dining Area – Sponsor:  Lloyd Lauw Collision Center

Pirate Marketplace

 

12:00 PM:    * Todd Armstrong Carnival Rides

 

Activities:

06:30 AM: BBQ Cook-off Contest begins

09:00 AM: Pirogue Building Contest Team Meeting

09:30 AM: Pirogue Building Contest Begins

09:00 AM: 29th Annual Arm Wrestling Tournament Registration Begins

09:00 AM: Chief Cook Meeting for BBQ Cook-Off

12:00 PM: BBQ Cook-off Chicken Judging

12:00 PM: Dean Manning & Mark Judson MC

12:30 PM: Cannon Demonstration

01:00 PM: Arm Wrestling Tournament begins

01:00 PM: Rosedown Rockers

01:30 PM: Pirate Parade

02:00 PM: BBQ Cook-Off Ribs Judging

03:30 PM: Willie, Waylon, Elvis & The Boys

04:30 PM: Pirogue Race begins

05:00 PM: BBQ Cook-Off Brisket Judging

05:00 PM: Louisiana Express

05:30 PM: Cannon Demonstration

05:30 PM: BBQ Cook-Off Awards Presentation begins

07:00 PM: Champagne Room

08:00 PM: Pirate Parade

09:00 PM: Fireworks

09:30 PM: Cupid

 

Fireworks Spectacular!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Galley Alley Food Booths

Galley Alley Dining Area

Sponsor:  Lloyd Lauw Collision Center Pirate Marketplace

 

Activities:

12:00 PM: Festival Opens

NOON: Carnival rides open

12:30 PM: Cannon Demonstration

12:45 PM: Jean Lafitte Leaves the City

01:00 PM: Jeremy Fruge

03:00 PM: Twangsters Union

05:00 PM: Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Crush

Best of 92.9 The Lake

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://929thelake.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Lake House quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Lake House contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.