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August 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2023 Gatorganza – the official kick-off fundraiser for the Alligator Festival!
Saturday, August 19
INSIDE the Grand Ridge Clubhouse
$50 per ticket
Dance to swamp pop from Don Rich for a preview of the festival music lineup.
Vote for the festival’s signature cocktail.
Chomp down on alligator pastalaya dinner and taste-test food samples from festival vendors.
Meet the 2023 poster artist and purchase your signed copy.
Win prizes from the silent auction and more!
Discover Exciting Ways to Explore
Make planning your next vacation to Louisiana's River Parishes easy. Use one of our trip itineraries to get started.
Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.
Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.
Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".
The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.
Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.
Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.
Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.
Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.
Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.