Saturday, February 25 - Little Miss Redbud Pageant

10:00 a.m. North Caddo Elementary Middle School, $5 admission.  7 age divisions, Newborn to 10 years of age compete in Beauty, Photogenic & Best Dressed.   For more information: or call Kellie Morris at 318-378-4710 (before 8:00 p.m.).  Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.   Print Entry Form

Saturday, February 25 - Miss Louisiana Redbud Scholarship Pageant
6:30 p.m.  - North Caddo Elementary Middle School, $8.00 adults - $5.00 10 & Under.  Young ladies 11 to 19 years of age compete in Interview, Lifestyle & Fitness, Evening Wear and Opening Number with Introductions!  6 crowns & cash scholarships to be awarded.    For more information: or call Kellie Morris at 318-378-4710 (before 8:00 p.m.)   Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.     Print Entry Form

March 3 - Miss Wilted Redbud
6:30 p.m. North Caddo Elementary Middle School, there will be two divisions for men:  Individuals Division - 18 & Up, and Business/Charity Division.  Entry fee for Individuals Division is $20 per person.   Entry fee for Business/Charity Division is $50.00 per person.   Cash prizes awarded to winner in Individual Division.   All entry fees for Business/Charity Division will be donated to a local charity of choice.  For more information call Mandi Burton at 318-751-5821.   Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.       Print Entry Form

March 10 - Redbud Gospel Night
Come and listen to soloist and area groups.  Enjoy an evening of  "good ole" Christian music.  $1 admission.  North Caddo Elementary Middle School, 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Debby Burks @ 318-364-6444.  Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.

March 11 - Mayor Mike VanSchoick Clean-Up Day

Louisiana Redbud Festival Association  and the Vivian Chamber of Commerce ask you to take this day to clean up your yard and surroundings.  Those participating in the Town's annual cleanup beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the Town Square will be served refreshments.   Volunteers 12 years and under are eligible to win a bicycle donated by WalMart in Vivian.   A Poster Contest for grades 3-5 will be sponsored by General Wholesale, and a coloring contest will be sponsored by General Wholesale for grades 1 & 2.   For more information, call Ashley at 318-375-3856.

March 13-17 - NCMC Ruby Collins Memorial Redbud Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt Sponsored by the North Caddo Medical Center.  Listen for NCMC's clues on KNCB Radio, 105.3 FM & 1320 AM from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Look for them online at and the Louisiana Redbud Facebook page after 10:00 a.m.  Don's forget to tune into KNCB for first shot at the clues.  Treasure is worth $300.  Get another  $100 with a new LA Redbud Festival T-shirt.   Good luck!!  For more information, call Mary Coil at 318-375-4025.

March 15 - Youth Rally@NCEMS Auditorium
Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association!   Great time of Worship and Special Message.  Rally begins at 6:00 p.m. All church groups and area youth are invited.

March 15-18 - Miller Spectacular Carnival
Open Wed. - Thurs. 6 p.m., Fri. 5:30 p.m., Sat. Noon.  Located on the lot next to the WalMart Parking Lot.  Weather permitting, may open earlier.

March 17 - Methodist Youth Bar-B-Que
Sponsored by the Vivian United Methodist Church.  10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Dine in or pick- up.  Menu - 1/2 chicken, potato salad, baked beans, bread and dessert. - $8.  Delivery for large groups!  Call Bobbie at 318-375-3521 for more information.

March 17 - Cole Vosbury Concert

Free admission.  Concert will be held at 8 p.m. at North Caddo High School.  Come enjoy country, rock, soul, and blues.  Sponsored by Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.

Redbud Photo Contest
Entries can be mailed to P. O. Box 1, Vivian, LA 71082 or dropped in the door mail slot of the Redbud Building.  Deadline is March 15th.   All Entries must be 8x10, include a Redbud tree or blossom in the photo, and your name, division, and contact information on the back.   Children’s division ages 6-15, Adult - 16 plus.  For more information call Brianna DeBruhl at 318-553-6449.

Annual Redbud 5K Run & Health Walk
Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.   USATF Certified.  Age divisions, male & female: 

9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over.  Advance registration is $10 for students, $15 for adults, $15 & $20 after March 12th.  Run will start at the Vivian United Methodist Church at 8 a.m. and will end at City Hall.  $100 Cash awards given to male and female overall winners.  Medals will be awarded three deep in age category.   For more information, call James Festervand  318-375-2492.   Print Race Form  

Pancake Breakfast
Sponsored by the Vivian Community Club.  Pancakes, sausage and all the trimmings have attracted hundreds of people for over 25 years to this famous event.  Held at the former Kiwanis Hut in the Vivian City Park.  7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Adults $5, children under 12, $3.  Call Debbie Williamson 318-223-4223.  

Booths, Arts, Crafts, Food & Fun
Stroll through the downtown streets and visit the vendors from this community and across the country who will display arts and crafts and festival foods,  8 a.m.– till.  For more information, call Denise Alexander at 318-210-1278.

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Artists will perform a festival of live music beginning at 9:00 a.m.   Enjoy hearing a variety of bands, groups, and soloists.  Bring your chairs!  For more information, email Denise Alexander @ 318-210-1278.

Annual Louisiana Redbud Festival Car Show
Entry Fee:  $30.00 for first car, $10.00 for second car.  All cars after 2nd, no charge.  Car Show T-Shirt included with entry fee.  $50.00 Cash Prizes for People's Choice and Best in Show.  Same owners only on multi car discount.  Show hours are 10am-4pm.  For more information, email Denise McKelvain at   Parade lineup begins at 1:30 p.m.   Print Entry Form

53rd Annual Redbud Parade
Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.   Area participants will start from the North Caddo Magnet High School and will be greeted by thousands of spectators as they travel down Highway 1.  Parade start time is 2 p.m. Line-up will begin at 12:00 noon. Parade entries must be received by March 11, 2017.  No parade entries will be allowed Redbud Day. For more information, call Brandi Ogletree Davis at 318-347-7993 or email   Print Parade Form