LAFAYETTE - The community is invited to join the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville as they celebrate their annual Acadian Culture Day on Sunday, August 15th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Live music with Blafa Toujours and the Pine Leaf Boys; tintamarre parade; traiteur traditions with Becca Begnaud; the art of Robert Dafford; cooking, accordion construction and repair with Heritage Accordions; spinning and weaving, wood carving, 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.
ABOUT THE BAYOU VERMILION DISTRICT
Since 1984, the Bayou Vermilion District has worked to beautify, conserve and manage sites along the Vermilion, ensuring the preservation and enhancement of the natural, cultural resources for its citizens. The Bayou Vermilion District’s mission focuses on the environment and the unique cultures of Lafayette. On the cultural side of our mission, the Bayou Vermilion District opened the Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park as a way to increase appreciation for the history, culture, and natural resources of the Native Americans, Acadians, Creoles, and people of African descent in Attakapas region through the end of the 1800s. Through historic interpretation and conservation along the Bayou Vermilion, we strive to educate guests on the interactions of these groups and the connections between past and contemporary folklife, thus empowering guests to apply these lessons from our shared histories. For more information, please visit www.BayouVermilionDistrict.org.