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Unique Bayou Activities and Entertainment

Reptiles of the Bayou LIVE Reptile Show by Reptile Adventures

Danny Conner—known as The Croc Doc and owner of Reptile Adventures, has been keeping and caring for reptiles for over 30 years. His unique background blend of education, science and theater makes Danny Conner’s Reptile Adventures the number one reptile show in the country! Danny educates, entertains, and fascinates crowds for all ages as he shares his love, knowledge, and respect for these amazing and intriguing animals. There will be alligators, pythons, snapping turtles and more!
Show Times:
Friday, June 22: Exhibit Only
Saturday, June 23: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm
Sunday, June 24: 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm

Dueling Piano Performances by Blazin' Keys Dueling Pianos


Blazin’ Keys Entertainment (Blazin’ Keys Dueling Pianos) is a provider of premium solo and dueling piano shows across the country.  Based out of North Carolina, Blazin’ Keys (aka BKE) performs numerous shows for private and corporate events from the small venue to festivals nationwide.  It is a veteran operated and owned company with a select group of performers from the different corners of the country, each with over 15 years of experience in this interactive niche production. Get ready for an all request - improv - singalong - comedy filled adventure with two pianos and hand clapping fun! They will be performing on the Carrie B on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Performance Times:
Friday, June 22: 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
Saturday, June 23: 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
Sunday, June 24: 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm

Paddy-O’s Patio Piano Bar


Celebrate our take on the famous New Orleans Pat O’Brien Bar! Join us on the patio for a frosty hurricane or Abita beverage and relax in the shade while the dueling pianos heat things up.

The Rad Hatter


Since the Rad Hatter’s beginning since 1989, Tony Melendez has pleased spectators with his method of hat-making and interactive art form.  This unique creation of “Rad Hats” from paper bags completed with various colors and fun embellishments has caught the attention of individuals of all types and ages throughout the nation!  The Rad Hatter will be at Bayou Boogaloo all weekend!

The Voodoo Magician


Edoardo Pignataro, professional magician, illusionist and hypnotist will be wowing attendees with his Voodoo Magic all weekend long! With 15 years of experience sharing his magic all over the world, from Brazil to Italy to Spain to Puerto Rico, Edoardo lands in Norfolk, VA for Bayou Boogaloo to wow crowds and perform the impossible! 

Benjamin Aleshire - Poet for Hire


Benjamin Aleshire is an artist based in New Orleans, LA. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Iowa Review, Barrow StreetSmartish Pace, and many others. He makes his living as a poet for hire in the French Quarter, writing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter, and touring widely. Bayou guests can find him at Bayou Boogaloo all three days of the festival to make a custom poem for them and their loved ones!

The Carrie B Paddleboard Piano Bar


Bayou guests can experience the romance, history and fun aboard a 19th century replica of a Mississippi paddle wheeler! She will be onsite at select times throughout the weekend providing a cool place to sit back, relax, enjoy a cold drink and cool of while listening to live music by Blazin’ Keys Dueling Pianos!

Funeral Marches by Spectrum Puppets

Funeral March Times:
Saturday, June 23: 12:15pm, 3:15pm, 7:15pm



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