Acadian Culture Day

August 13, 2023
Vermilionville Historic Village

Acadian Culture Day is held annually in August at Vermilionville. This annual celebration explores the past and living history of the Acadian heritage. Each year brings a new theme and with it programming that includes sharing circles, cooking demos, children’s activities, live music, jam sessions, exhibits, boat tours, canoeing, and much more. For complete details click here.

2022 Event Details Coming Soon

The community is invited to join the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville to celebrate our 20th annual Acadian Culture Day on Sunday, August 14th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Join us for a family-friendly day of live music, great food, art, cooking, storytelling, spinning and weaving, wood carving, arts and crafts, open hearth cooking and other demonstrations.

Food and beverage available for purchase.  Admission is free.  For more information about Acadian Culture Day call (337) 233-4077. 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 the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

 

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Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

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Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

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