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Spring in Lincoln Parish: 5 Must-Do Activities

April 9, 2024Written by: Anna Graney

Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate the season than by exploring the vibrant community of Ruston, Louisiana? From cultural events to outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here are five activities to add to your spring bucket list:

1. Experience the Outdoors

Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the weather at one of our many parks in Lincoln Parish. Whether you like to go for walks, kayak, take your kids to the playground, or sit and read at picnic tables, there is something for everyone. Check out the incredible parks we have to enjoy the spring weather. 

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2. Ruston Farmers Market Night Market - April 18th, 5-8pm

Join the community at the Ruston Farmers Market for a special Night Market experience. Browse through booths full of fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and local artwork. Admire work from live painters as they turn blank canvases into works of art right before your eyes. You’ll also be able to savor delicious treats from food trucks, and enjoy live music. With giveaways and a lively atmosphere, the Night Market is an event not to be missed. Make sure to also check out the market every Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm.

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3. Shop Local and Dine Downtown

Spend a leisurely Saturday exploring the charming streets of Downtown Ruston. Browse boutique shops and art stores for one-of-a-kind treasures. Whether you're searching for fashion-forward clothing, jewelry, or the perfect home decor, downtown Ruston has something to suit every taste. After a morning of shopping, recharge at one of the many locally-owned restaurants. From Southern comfort food to international cuisine, there's no shortage of delicious dining options to satisfy your cravings. 

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4. Cheer on the Home Teams at a Baseball Game

Embrace springtime by catching a baseball game at Louisiana Tech University or Grambling State University. Feel the excitement in the atmosphere as you cheer on the Tech Bulldogs and Grambling Tigers. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just looking for a fun outing with friends and family, a day at the ballpark is the perfect way to enjoy the warmer weather and support local athletics. Click here for more information about upcoming events. 

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5. Live Music at the Out to Lunch Concert Series - Every Friday from April 26th-May 24th

Experience the perfect afternoon at the Out to Lunch Concert Series held at the Heard Freighthouse Food Park. Sit back, soak up the sun, relax, and enjoy live music performances by talented local artists while savoring delicious bites from a variety of food trucks. Click here to discover more events happening in Downtown Ruston!

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With so many exciting activities to choose from, Ruston, Louisiana, is the perfect destination for springtime adventures. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a foodie, or an outdoor adventurer, you're sure to find something to love in this thriving community. So grab your calendar, mark down these must-do activities, and get ready to make the most of the season ahead!

 

 

 





About the Author

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Anna Graney

Anna Graney is originally from a small town in Oklahoma and she moved to Ruston to attend Louisiana Tech University. In her free time, she enjoys going to coffee shops with friends or traveling to new places. As Digital Marketing Coordinator, Anna supports the Director of Marketing and Communications in managing digital assets, online promotion of Ruston/Lincoln Parish, and attending events in the area to gather and develop content.

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