NATCHITOCHES, La - The entire city of Natchitoches is celebrating all things Steel Magnolias with their Blush and Bashful Weekend. The movie first premiered in theaters 30 years ago.

Blush and Bashful kicked off with an armadillo groom’s cake baking contest. The original armadillo cake baker and baker of the wedding cake used for Shelby’s wedding was one of the judges.

Friday night, hundreds from California to North Carolina will enjoy a Red Carpet Premiere of Steel Magnolias at Parkway Cinema where the movie originally premiered in 1989.

While the premiere is sold out, tickets for a tour of all the sites where the movie was filmed are still available. There will also be a re-enactment of Shelby’s wedding at the Steel Magnolias house. For tickets and more information click here or visit the Blush and Bashful Facebook page.


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