Games of Acadiana

Games of Acadiana
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August 18
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cajundome Convention Center, 444 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506

Every year the Miles Perret Center hosts their fundraiser Games of Acadiana as a way to help raise money for their mission of helping children with cancer. This event surely puts the fun in fundraiser with more games under one roof than anywhere else! Enjoy games like Monster Spider Jump, Snow Mountain, Spider Climb, Zip Line and much more! For more information click here.

Acadian Culture Day

Acadian Culture Day
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August 12
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508

Every year Vermilionville hosts their free Acadian Culture Day for the public to explore how the Acadian community maintains its heritage. This year’s theme will focus on "What’s Happening Now" and the activities planned for the day will include live music by the The Babineaux Sisters and Jason Bergeron, community booths (the New Acadia Project, CODOFIL, the Acadian Memorial, etc.), boat tours and canoeing, a Cajun Jam open to the public and all skill levels, a sharing circle on "Being Cajun Today," film showings, cooking demonstrations, kids’ crafts and games as well as demonstrations (musket, trapping, coureurs des bois, fiddle making, etc.) and more. For more information click here.

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
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August 30 - September 3
715 Second St., Downtown Morgan City

The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival began over 70 years ago when the placid port at Morgan City and Berwick received the first boatload of jumbo shrimp. The very first celebration was held, appropriately on Labor Day, when members of the local unit of Gulf Coast Seafood Producers & Trappers Association, staged a friendly labor demonstration that has come to be known as the first festival. The present-day Blessing of the Fleet and water parade has evolved to highlight participating shrimp boats, pleasure craft and the biggest "muscle boats" of the oil patch. The event has grown to a grand celebration over the course of five days where you can get a taste of gulf seafood, live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and much more. For more information click here.

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball

Acadiana Cane Cutters
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August 5-6
7 p.m.
Fabacher Field, 221 La Neuville Rd., Youngsville, Louisiana 70592

There’s no better way to enjoy a summer evening with the family than watching one of America’s favorite pastimes, baseball. Join the Acadiana Cane Cutters at Fabacher Field throughout the summer to catch on of their home games. The Acadiana Cane Cutters are one of seven member teams in the Texas Collegiate League. The TCL is a collegiate, summer baseball league designed to give the top professional prospects a chance to play in a minor-league baseball atmosphere while maintaining their amateur status. For more information and game schedule click here.