Finish off the first month of 2015 by learning more about Cajun culture and tradition with these fun and informative events at Vermilionville.
Monday, January 26: Les Vues Free Film Series : "Mardi Gras: Made In China,' 6-9 PM

Les Vues, a free monthly film series curated primarily by filmmakers and enthusiasts from Louisiana, includes features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes relevant to cultures.

January's offerings will be curated by Mr. John Sharp, Assistant Director for Research at the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Mr. Sharp will be showing the documentary “Mardi Gras : Made in China”. Admission is free, but a suggested $5 donation helps with screening and curating costs.

Saturday, January 31: Healing Traditions in Acadiana, 11 AM-12 PM

Healing Traditions in Acadiana is a quarterly lecture series featuring Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners that introduces the general public to healing practices of the Cajun and Creole peoples of the area while also imparting the need to preserve medicinal plants and knowledge of their use. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcomed.

For more information, email Jolie Johnson at

Saturday, January 31: Cajun Jam, 1-330 PM

Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam, presented by Community Coffee Company. The free jam, located in Vermilionville’s Performance Center, is led by some of the area’s finest musicians is open to all skill levels, beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at Special thanks to the Community coffee for their sponsorship, as well as the Cajun French Music Association for additional support!