Les Mains Guidées: Wax Flower Couronne

Vermilionville

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!

$30.00

FREE Native American Culture Day

Vermilionville

Native American Culture Day is slated for Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10 AM – 4 PM at Vermilionville. It’s a FREE festival with family-friendly events, demonstrations, cultural exhibits and much more. Tribal groups who will participate include: Louisiana Attakapas Eagle Tribe, Avogel Tribe of Louisiana, Atakapas-Ishak Nation of Southwest Louisiana, Jean Charles Choctaw Nation, Natchitoches Tribe of Louisiana, The Houma Nation and the Coco Tribe of Canneci Tinne. The day will begin at 10 AM. Opening ceremony at 10:30 AM by the Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest Louisiana. Throughout the day, there will be dancing and drumming, music demonstrations, cultural and craft displays, storytelling, tomahawk throwing, crafts for the family, and more. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For more information call 337-233-4077 or visit www.vermilionville.org.

Les Vues November — “The Chitimacha” and “Finding Our Talk”

Vermilionville - Performance Center

Vermilionville's FREE Film Series continues in November with two short films to commemorate Native American Heritage Month, "Finding Our Talk", and "The Chitimacha". Join us Monday evening, November 27, at 6:30 PM in the Vermilionville Performance Center.

Event Series Bal du Dimanche

Le Bal du Dimanche — February 4 Pine Leaf Boys

Vermilionville - Performance Center

Bayou Vermilion District & Vermilionville host the Bal du Dimanche (Sunday Dance) EVERY WEEK (may be pre-empted by private events.)  This live music series is held in Vermilionville’s Performance Center and rustic dancehall from 1-4 p.m.  Admission is $10 and includes a self-guided tour of the Vermilionville Living History Museum. Come early and grab lunch at Vermilionville’s restaurant, La Cuisine de Maman.  The restaurant is open every Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and features authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. On Sundays, the restaurant features an all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet. Sunday, February 4: The Pine Leaf Boys celebrate our Courir with us! Admission to the Live Concert Series is included in your Bayou Vermilion District & Vermilionville membership.  To purchase or renew your membership online, visit this link: https://bayouvermiliondistrict.org/membership All proceeds from this event go towards helping the Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville fulfill their local, environmental and cultural missions.

Event Series Bal du Dimanche

Le Bal du Dimanche — February 11 Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Vermilionville - Performance Center

Bayou Vermilion District & Vermilionville host the Bal du Dimanche (Sunday Dance) EVERY WEEK (may be pre-empted by private events.)  This live music series is held in Vermilionville’s Performance Center and rustic dancehall from 1-4 p.m.  Admission is $10 and includes a self-guided tour of the Vermilionville Living History Museum. Come early and grab lunch at Vermilionville’s restaurant, La Cuisine de Maman.  The restaurant is open every Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and features authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. On Sundays, the restaurant features an all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet. Sunday, February 11: Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys Admission to the Live Concert Series is included in your Bayou Vermilion District & Vermilionville membership.  To purchase or renew your membership online, visit this link: https://bayouvermiliondistrict.org/membership All proceeds from this event go towards helping the Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville fulfill their local, environmental and cultural missions.