Earth Day is a celebration to commemorate individuals and organizations actively engaged in promoting wise stewardship practices of our magnificent jewel, Earth. Thanks to presenting sponsor, COX, the Earth Day Celebration is FREE and open to the public.
While you’re there, discover how various local organizations are engaged in ensuring that future generations have the same chance we have to enjoy this magnificent planet for years to come. Bring the kids and enjoy a paddle in Vermilionville’s Petit Bayou and recycled art displays, in addition to various craft and activity stations. Be sure to visit the Cooking School for demonstrations, enjoy music in the Performance Center by Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters and Lafayette Rhythm Devils. You can grab a bite to eat in their restaurant, La Cuisine de Maman, and relax with a free yoga class.
Cleanse your closet by bringing unwanted clothing items and books to donate or trade in at the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swap” (items remaining at the end of the day will be donated to a charity). Additionally, they will have a clothing “Upcycling” station. On your way home, take a free tree with you and begin your own stewardship legacy for the future.
For an additional cost, boat tours of the Bayou Vermilion will also be available.
Again this year, we will also be offering a “Bike to Earth Day” Poker Run, which starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at Earth Day. The cost per person is $10 including insurance costs. Registration will open at 10:30 a.m. for the poker run at Hub City Cycles.