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Festivals will make a comeback in Alexandria

The Alexandria City Council has voted to pass both ordinances to promote the City by entering into all contracts for Alexandria River Fete and Downtown Rocks.
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 3:57 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 8:02 PM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria City Council has voted to pass both ordinances to promote the City by entering into all contracts for Alexandria River Fete and Downtown Rocks.

It’s been since 2019 since these events took place in the city. They were canceled back in 2020 due to COVID-19 and last year, the council decided to not put on these festivals, and instead use the money for other areas that needed it more.

Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall said putting on a successful Winter Fete back in December gave them confidence that the city was ready to bring back festivals that will help boost the economy.

“It really emphasized the fact that people want things to do certainly for our citizens of Alexandria but also for our neighbors and our neighboring communities,” said Mayor Hall. “This is a destination community, and we rely on a lot of people to come in from a 75 to 80-mile radius or more.”

DATES:

  • Downtown Rocks - events will be held on 3 Friday’s between March 25- April 27
  • Alexandria River Fete - April 28-30

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