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Acadian Culture Day At Vermilionville

Acadian Culture Day Celebration at Vermilionville
You’re Invited to celebrate Acadian Culture with us…
LAFAYETTE, LA – Annually, Vermilionville hosts three culture day celebrations – Creole,
Acadian and Native American. It is time to recognize and honor Acadian heritage during
Acadian Culture Day set for Sunday, August 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This year’s
theme is Les Femmes du Folklore, exploring and celebrating women found in Acadian
culture, historically and contemporarily, along with live music, great food and a plethora of
cultural exchange throughout the village, throughout the day. The event is a family-oriented,
FREE event for all ages.


Acadian Culture Day Highlights

Throughout the Village
• Film Showings: Grand-Pré, Coton Jaune & Richard Guidry Foundation (Conference
• Painting & Visual Arts: Cynthia Alleman (Cultures)
• Painting & Visual Arts: Cayla Zeek (Boucvalt)
• Sharing Our Stories: Sarah Mikayla Brown (Mouton)
• Cotton Spinning: Madison Lewing (Beau Bassin)
• French Table & Lessons by CODOFIL (Beau Bassin)
• Cajun Dancing & Lessons (Schoolhouse)
• Traiteur Traditions with Becca Begnaud (Buller)
• Broussard Home Tours (Broussard House)
• Open Hearth Cooking by Em Lemieux (Broussard Kitchen)
Timeline of Events
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. View Inside Map for All-Day Cultural Exchange
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.: $5 (30) minute Boat Tours (Main
Boat Dock; purchase tickets in Gift Shop)
10:30 a.m.: Reading from B pour bayou: Un abecedaire cadien (Performance Center)

11:00 a.m.: Reading from Rethinking New Acadia (Performance Center)

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Kids’ Arts/Crafts (Chapel)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Canoeing (Petit Bayou)
11:30 a.m.: Tintamarre Parade by the Jumlage du Scott (Begins at the Performance Center)

12:00 p.m.: – 2:00 p.m.: Jane Vidrine, Lisa Trahan, Friends & Family (Performance Center)
1:00 p.m.: Cooking Demo: Ramsey Morein (Cooking School)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Cajun Jam Session (Forge)
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Acadian Culture Preservation Award to Sheryl Cormier

2:30 p.m.: Cooking Demo: Jolie Meaux of Porch, Wine and Gravy (Cooking School)

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Richard Guidry Foundation (Performance Center)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Sheryl Cormier and the Cajunettes (Performance Center)
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at
337.233.4077 x.207. Acadian Culture Day is supported by Lafayette Consolidated
Government, Acadiana Center for the Arts, The Vermilionville Living History Museum
Foundation and LA Endowment for the Humanities. For additional information, please
contact our Director of Museum Operations, Brady McKellar, at or call 337.233.4077 x. 211.



Since 1984, 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 culture 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 peoples of African descent in the 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 or