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Boat Parade & Bayou Fest


Save the date for one of the best days on the bayou all year ’round! Gather your friends, your canoe, your cooler, your fiddle, your best costumes, your dog, whatever, and get ready to join us for a day to celebrate the Bayou Vermilion! This is going to be a great time on the water, and we want you to come a be a part of it. The parade will set sail at 11:30 AM from the dock at Vermilionville, and wind all along the bayou to Southside Park. We'll have music all the way down the bayou from the New Natives Brass Band, and of course costume, shore party and boat decorating contests! At the park, we’ll have food and drinks, games, and music! Jumpin' Jax will have a giant Connect Four game, as well as a fun jump, plus cornhole championship, pétanque and more!! Ask for Ashley will be playing 3-6 PM. Want to paddle but have no boat? The BVD has got you covered. We’ve got canoes and kayaks available to help you get in the water and experience our own Bayou Vermilion. Registration and rentals available below! UPDATE: All BVD rental vessels have been reserved.

$10.00 – $55.00
Event Series Cajun Jam

Cajun Jam


Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam is led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville Living Museum & Folklife Park and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Admission is free but does not include entry to the park. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams! Come early and grab lunch at Vermilionville’s restaurant, La Cuisine de Maman.  The restaurant is open every Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and features authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine.  Check-out our menu here: https://bayouvermiliondistrict.org/menu/ In addition to the Saturday Cajun jam sessions, you can also enjoy live bands and dancing on Sunday afternoons at Vermilionville in Lafayette. For more information visit our events calendar here: https://bayouvermiliondistrict.org/calendar/ Admission to the Live Concert Series and discounts to our restaurant are included in your Bayou Vermilion District & Vermilionville membership.  To purchase or renew your membership online, visit this link: https://bayouvermiliondistrict.org/membership All proceeds go towards helping the Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville fulfill their local, environmental and cultural missions.