Les Mains Guidées: Wax Flower Couronne


As part of its mission for the preservation of traditional trades and folkcrafts, Vermilionville continues to host monthly workshops allowing our community to learn a craft from the Acadian, Creole and Native American traditions. Topics range from woodcarving to foodways (and many things in between). For the November Les Mains Guidées, Ivy Lemieux - one of our highly experienced craft artisans - will share the methods used for designing and building a wax flower couronne, traditionally used for the decorating of graves for All Saints Day. Guests will learn to form the delicate flowers from paper and wire, how to dip them to preserve the shape, and how to bring these together to form the traditional wreath. During this workshop, Ivy will also share some of the other elements of mourning and All Saints traditions in history. You can register below and purchase tickets for $30, all needed materials and supplies included!

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.