2017 Special Events

Sept. 8

Poster & Pin Unveiling & opening of “Crafting the South Louisiana Sound” at Hilliard University Art Museum

Sept. 15

Kickoff for Downtown Alive!

Oct. 11

Bourre Championship

Warehouse 535


Oct. 12

Crafting the South Louisiana Sound: Tools of Cajun & Creole Music Symposium Vermilionville

9 a.m.
Welcome - Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould

9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address - Dr. Mark DeWitt "Expressions of Human Intelligence and Creativity: Musical Instruments Worldwide and Here at Home"

10:45 a.m.
A Band of Builders - Dr. Michael Martin, moderator; Joel Pautz, Randy Falcon, Kenny Champagne and Jay Steiner

LA Folklife Survey Update - Maida Owens Presentation of the Louisiana Folklife Tradition Bearer Award honoring Randy Falcon with Louisiana Folklife Commissioner John Sharp

Buffet Lunch in Performance Center ($15)

1:30 p.m.
Master & Apprentice - Dr. Barry Ancelet, moderator Tina Pilione and Moisey Baudoin; Larry Miller and Jay Miller; Anya Burgess and Chris Segura

3 p.m.
Sourcing Local to Create the Contemporary South Louisiana Sound - Karl Fontenot, moderator Chris Stafford, Jason Harrington, Milton Guilbeau and Frank Kincel

4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks - Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould

A donation of $10 is suggested to attend.


Oct. 13

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles opening with Cutting of the Boudin at 5 p.m.

Oct. 14

Tour Des Atakapas Duathlon

TintaMardiGras LINE PARADE
Corner of Lewis St. & Johnston St.
2:00 p.m. staging | 2:15 p.m. depart | arrive at Girard Park

Scéne Ma Louisiane Festival Stage at 3:00 p.m.
Ossun Mardi Gras: Capitaine Megan Brown & Adam Doucet
Grand Marais: Capitaine Thomas Deshotel
Lafayette Mardi Gras Association
Soul Express Brass Band
Lafayette Creole Head Hunters - Mardi Gras Indians

Oct. 15

Final day of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

Radio Acadie will be broadcasting live from the festival grounds! Interviews as well as live music will hit the airwaves throughout festival weekend. Stop by the tent and visit with the KRVS staff and get info on how you can become a member!