Créole Culture Day

Vermilionville ,  300 Fisher Road Lafayette, LA 70508

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Dates: June 11, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The public can enjoy a FREE FESTIVAL at Vermilionville for the 21th annual Créole Culture Celebration on Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 10AM – 5PM. We’ll celebrate with live music from Herb Green Drummers, Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters, and Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse. There will be cooking demonstrations by Sweet Envie, our own Ms. Deloris and a wine-making demonstration with Mr. Paul Cluse. Louisiana Poet Laureate Johnathan Mayers will share his writing, and Joe Hall will speak about the history, changes and traditions of Creole & Zydeco music. Also, enjoy juré performances, storytelling, kids’ crafts, art from Erica Melancon Fox, museum, and photography exhibits, Zydeco dance lessons, genealogy experts, traiteur garden tours, documentaries, and much more! Another highlight will be the presentation of the Richard J. Catalon Creole Heritage award to a distinguished advocate and supporter of the Créole culture. This year’s recipient is Ms. Lena Charles of the Southern Development Foundation. Every year, Vermilionville celebrates the cultures of Acadiana that contributed so much to our unique folklife. Come to Vermilionville June 12 for our Créole Culture Day event! On this day we recognize and honor our region’s Créole heritage. So much of our food, traditions, and music comes to our region from the Creole culture, and on this day we demonstrate and celebrate its many contributions to our contemporary folklife.With our partners at Louisiana Creole Inc, and support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Lafayette Consolidated Government, and the Bayou Vermilion District, this year’s celebration of the Créole culture and history is an event not to be missed. We’ll commemorate the fascinating Créole story in our festival area and spread through our historic village. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Admission is free.