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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Other Events

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Community

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Other Events

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Community

Monday, May 20, 2013

Other Events

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Community

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Other Events

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Community

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Other Events

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Community

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Other Events

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]

Community

Friday, May 24, 2013

Other Events

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]