Dates: August 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The community is invited to join the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville as they celebrate their annual Acadian Culture Day on Sunday, August 13th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at their historic village. Every year Vermilionville hosts this free event for the public to explore how the Acadian community maintains its heritage.
This year’s Acadian Culture Day will focus on "Where We Come From" and the activities planned for the day will include live music by the Huval Dupuy Fuselier Band and Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold, 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 "The Birth of Cajun Culture," film showings, cooking demonstrations, kids’ crafts and games as well as demonstrations (musket, trapping, coureurs des bois, fiddle making, etc.) and more. This year's Acadian Culture Day will also honor Mr. Merlin Fontenot, a beloved long-time Vermilionville employee who passed away earlier this year.
Acadian Culture Day is supported by an External Agencies Funding Program grant, sponsored by Lafayette Consolidated Government and administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Additional support comes from Party Central and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.