Alex River Fête draws together Louisianans and out of state visitors from near and far to celebrate the arts, culture, and heritage of Central Louisiana. Set on the banks of the Red River in Downtown Alexandria, the three-day festival has historically encompassed several events including Dinner on the Bricks, an ArtWalk, QueIn on the Red and Indie Village. Dozens of lively arts programs, colorful street performers, vibrant craft displays and sales, food vendors, children’s activities, and live music. The festival begins Thursday with the Fête kickoff, Dinner on the Bricks and continues Friday and Saturday. Admission and parking are FREE!


YES! There’s no admission to enjoy Fête and all of its amazing live music, fantastic food, local art, great shopping and general Fête fun in Downtown Alexandria! So come on out!

  • Thursday 5-9PM
  • Friday: 4-10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10AM-10:30PM


View the Fête Schedule!

Yes! Alex River Fête is a pet friendly event! Please have your furry bestie on a leash! Bring your furry friends to experience the fun that is Alex River Fête !

There will be a vast array of goodies from handmade and locally owned businesses! Come shop til you drop and support local!

Three days. Multiple stages. One spectacular lineup. Soak in the vibes with an electrifying lineup featuring an array of big-name talent and up-and-coming artists on 3 stages! Main Stage, Indie Stage and Gospel Stage is where the musical magic will happen! View the full schedule here!

Parking is available outside of the Festival footprint and is completely FREE! You can take a short walk to the Festival Grounds or hop on board the FREE Fete Trolley!
For an interactive map that shows parking areas click here! 

Yes, absolutely! We have something for everyone in the entire family, so bring your kiddos and enjoy the weekend!

Outside food and drinks are generally not permitted at Alex River Fête. However, there are numerous food vendors offering a variety of delicious options to satisfy your cravings during the event.

Yes, restroom facilities are typically available throughout the event venue, including portable toilets and restroom trailers to accommodate attendees’ needs.

View a map with restroom locations here!

Yes, bringing your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on is often permitted at Alex River Fête depending on the crowd size.