Fall Conference Itinerary

Monday, October 9

Board Members Arrive

Tuesday, October 10

Board Meeting & Dinner

Wednesday, October 11

Conference Attendees Arrive

Tours for Early Arrivals: Choose from Downtown Lafayette or Acadian Village

Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 12

Early Morning Photo Opportunity – Sunrise in the Swamp

Vice President’s Hour

Professional Development Sessions

Lunch & Tour at TABASCO™ with tour of Jungle Gardens at Avery Island

Cocktail Hour & Cajun/Zydeco Dance Lesson

Dinner at Randol’s Restaurant & Cajun Dancehall

Friday, October 13

Half day tours repeated morning and afternoon (pick two):
Cajun for a Day 1Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center and Vermilionville Folklife Park.
Cajun for a Day 2Historic St. Martinville, home of the story of “Evangeline.”

Made by Hand 1: Artists’ Studios – Visit the makers, from traditional crafts to fine art.
Made by Hand 2: Music Instruments Makers

Cajun Boudin Trail – Discover Louisiana’s best boudin and other regional specialty items.

Get Outdoors – Choose from kayaking/canoeing, airboat tour and birding.

Homegrown – See where our passion for food starts (farm tours and cooking demo).

Beer & Spirits Trail – Visit unique breweries and distilleries.

EatLafayette Dine Around – featuring locally-owned restaurants.

Saturday, October 14

Breakfast & Business Meeting

Media Marketplace

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles – Spend the afternoon at one of the Lafayette’s biggest festivals, which celebrates area’s blend of food, music and culture that makes the city so unique.

Closing Dinner/Awards Program at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Sunday, October 15

Attendees Depart

Post Tours Start:
Lake Charles
New Orleans
Shreveport/Bossier
Louisiana’s Northshore

Stay Happy - Lake Martin

French Markets

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

Downtown Alive

Vermilionville Transit

Couple Dancing at Festival Acadiens

 

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