Creole Culture Day
Celebrate Creole Culture in Acadiana
The community is invited to join us as we celebrate and explore the history and evolution of the Creole community.
This event is the first of three Culture days held annually at our historic village. Vermilionville hosts Creole, Acadian and Native American Culture Days. Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of cultural exchange!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Throughout the Village:
Creole Communities, Spoken word with Alex ‘Poetic Soul’ Johnson, Creole language discussions, Healer’s Garden tours, The Art and Culture of Bryant Benoit, A historic meet-and-greet with Pierre Landry (America’s first African-American mayor), Tours of the Broussard home, Open hearth cooking, Genealogy discussions, The inventions of African-Americans, The McComb-Veazey Creole Heritage area, The Whitney Plantation Museum, Voter registration and more.
10:30 a.m. Bayou Boat Tour
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Creole Cooking demonstration
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kids’ Crafts and Canoeing Open
11:30 a.m. Richard J. Catalon video; Bayou boat tour
11:45 a.m. Richard J Catalon Award Ceremony
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble performs
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Creole Cooking Demonstration
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open Creole Jam at the Forge
1:30 p.m. Bayou Boat Tour
2:30 p.m. The Bringing Amede Home Project: The Dedication of Vermilionville’s new lemon tree by Darrell Bourque and Patricia Cravins; Bayou Boat Tour
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Creole Cooking Demonstration
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sharing Circle in the Chapel
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lil’ Buck Sinegal & His Blues Band perform
3:30 p.m. Bayou Boat Tour
ABOUT OUR SPONSORS
Creole 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. In addition, this event is also sponsored by Party Central and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
Date & Time
June 10, 2018
10:00AM - 5:00PM
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