Abbeville’s Giant Omelette Celebration

Abbeville's Giant Omelette Festival
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November 4-5, 2017
Magdalen Square, Abbeville

Abbeville’s annual Giant Omelette Celebration is a two day celebration for the whole family. The event takes place in Abbeville's Magdaline Square with its majestic oaks and old fashioned gazebo. Events include an arts & crafts show, food show, eggs over easy egg toss competition, tractor "egg cracking" competition as well as live music by Mathew Ewing and the All Star Band, The Babineaux Sisters, The Revelers, Chubby Carrier, and Fa Tras. Grab your seat early for the procession of chefs, eggs and bread to the Giant 12 foot skillet where fun and follie are the order of day for those preparing the "5000 Egg" Giant Omelette! Click here for more information about the festival.

Steampunk & Makers Fair

Steampunk & Makers Fair
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November 4-5, 2017
Vine St., Downtown Lafayette

The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival hosted by Cite des Arts to showcase and celebrate science fiction, technology, education, art, and mathematics. Steampunkers are diverse innovators – many come, make and showcase their own music, stories, art, costumes and creative 19th century paraphernalia. Professional performers, artists, designers, costumers, and craftsmen have made impressive presentations and showcases of their work through interactive panel discussions, workshops and contests. Join in the fun this year with plenty of live music by Theatre Bizarre Orchestra, The New Orleans Steamcog Orchestra, Soundscape Studios and performances by Professor Sparks presents Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory, Trybe Habibi Bizarre, Shakshuka, Cosmic Kittens, Felix Elixir, Oddly Drawn Circus and activities for the whole family throughout the festival. Click here for more information about the festival.

Native American Culture Day

Native American Culture Day
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November 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette

Join Vermilionville as they celebrate their annual free Native American Culture Day with representatives from many of Louisiana’s Native American tribes doing craft demonstrations, food, music, dance and cultural exchange. This year’s Native American Culture Day will include several activities throughout the day such as artifact exhibits, pottery, beading, basket weaving, palmetto weaving, garfish jewelry, dream catchers, film showings, boat tours, canoeing, artifact exhibits, tomahawk throwing, drumming, dancing and more. Click here for more information about this event.

Southern Screen

Southern Screen Crowd
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November 16-19
Various Locations in Lafayette

In the spirit of keeping things creative, Southern Screen is going off script and embracing their Seven Year Itch! For the past 6 years they have focused mainly on film, but this year they are opening our eyes and ears to new (and old) mediums of storytelling. The festival will include four days of film screenings, live music, screenwriting, live podcast, workshops, parties, and more for every unique individual to enjoy. Click here for more information about the festival.

Downtown Alive! Annual Lighting of the City Tree

Downtown Alive Lighting of the Tree
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November 22, 2017
Parc Sans Souci, 201 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501

Join Downtown Alive! as they close out their 2017 fall season with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree with special musical guest Pine Leaf Boys. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family from 6 – 8 p.m. along with food and beverages to keep you energized. Click here for more information about this event.