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3rd Annual Zachary Maypole Celebration

Posted by zachary on April 11, 2018

3rd Annual Zachary Maypole Celebration

Join us at the Historic Zachary Depot on Main Street in Downtown Zachary for a morning of gardening, shopping, music and arts on Saturday, May 5th from 9 am – noon at the Zachary Maypole Celebration.  The celebration will begin with the Official Maypole Dance performed by the Children’s Moving Company behind the Zachary Depot. 

Visitors can enjoy live music throughout the morning, face-painting, shopping at the numerous vendor booths, children’s games by BREC, demonstrations on soap carving and a performance by the Southern and Louisiana Vintage Dancers at 11am – noon.  We are excited  this year to have a special appearance of this talented dance troupe which performs ballroom dances from the 1800’s in period costume as a presentation of living history.  Dancers will be dressed in attire from the 1820’s, and there will be several audience participation dances for the public to take part in.  No partner or experience is necessary, just join in the fun. 

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the first 100 children are invited to paint a flower on a canvas as a take-home Mother’s Day Gift, assisted by the Zachary High School Art Class.  Cub Scout Pack #72 will be on hand, working on their service project planting flowers behind the Zachary Depot. Tours of the Historical Depot will be on-going during the celebration and children will have an opportunity to “blow the train whistle” while on the tour.  Drop by the armillary sundial sphere, located in the Boudreaux Memorial Gardens behind the Depot and learn how to tell time, as the astronomers did in the 1600’s. 

Plan to spend the morning at the Zachary Depot!  CC’s Streetside Café will be on location throughout the event selling gourmet coffees, muffins and pastries.  In addition, Chloe’s snowball truck will be selling their fluffy shaved ice cones.

Schedule:

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Children’s Moving Company Maypole Dance – Cherry Boudreaux Memorial Gardens, behind Zachary Depot

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Live Music (platform on back of  Zachary Depot)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Children’s Moving Company Maypole Dance – Cherry Boudreaux Memorial Gardens, behind Zachary Depot

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Live Music (platform on back of Zachary Depot)

11:00 a.m. – Noon – Louisiana Vintage Dancers – Cherry Boudreaux Memorial Gardens

Booths open at 9am - noon

If you would like to participate as a vendor, please complete the application below and return it to sharon.phillips@cityofzachary.org.

Arts and Crafts Vendor Application