10 Things To Do In Acadiana This Weekend
So, you want to get out of the house this weekend? Kids bugging you already by saying "I'm bored!"? Friends or family coming in from out of town?
Here are 10 things you can do this weekend in and around Acadiana.
CAJUN HEARTLAND STATE FAIR, LafayettePRICE: Varies
Now - June 4th
Go, go! Fun, fun! The Cajun Heartland State Fair! (You just sang that in your head, didn't you?)
The 29th Annual Cajun Heartland State Fair at the Cajundome, and runs through June 4th. Great fun for the whole family, with rides, food, music and other activities. Check the link below for ticket information (several ways to save money for your family, including advanced discount ticket sales, pay-one-price ride night, and more.
Entertainment from Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Blaine Roy and Second Wind, Louisiana Red and Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns.
For all of the details, visit the Cajun Heartland State Fair website.
Battle For The Paddle Shrimp Cookoff, DelcambrePrice: $5, Ages 5 and Under Free
The 3rd Annual Battle for the Paddle Shrimp Cookoff is happening at the Shrimp Festival Grounds in Delcambre. $5 get you in the gate; food served at noon. Kip Sonnier will be performing, as well as Dustin Sonnier and Jaryd Lane.
Bring your appetite, your dancing shoes, and a good attitude, and leave your ice chests and pets at home' (Really, leave them home, as they will be embarrassed. Have you seen the size of a Delcambre ice chest?)
Fishing For Memories IX, A Benefit Rodeo For Alzheimer’s
June 1 - 4
Fishing for Memories IX, a benefit rodeo for the Alzheimer’s Association, will be fun for the amateur or experienced fishermen and their families. It all happens in Intracoastal City, Louisiana June 1 – 4. Abbeville Harbor and Terminal Public Boat Launch will be the place to be for great food, live entertainment, and fun.
Entertainment includes Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns.
Louisiana Smoked Meat Festival, Ville Platte
June 2 - 3
The Louisiana Smoked Meats Fest will take place June 2 - 3 at the Ville Platte Civic Center.
On Friday, June 2nd, live music by Wicked Waters and Hit n Run.
On Saturday, One Trick Pony plays at 7pm, and the night wraps up with Aaron Tippin.
There will also be a championship smoked meats cook-off, a ceremony to honor veterans, a washer board tourney, two-step dance contest and lots more!
Savoy Jam Session, EunicePRICE: FREE
Saturday, June 3
The Savoy Family Jam Session begins at 9am at the Savoy Music Center on Highway 190 in Eunice.
Bring some boudin and cracklin to share, then sit back, relax and enjoy the music! Or, you can bring your own instrument and join the band!
Admission is free.
St. Jude Dream Home Open House, Broussard
Through June 18
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Dream Home will be open for tours every weekend through June 18.
The home was built as a raffle home, with all proceeds benefiting the hospital. Tickets are $100, and can be purchased online.
On Saturdays the house will be open from 9 am – 5 pm and Sundays from noon – 5 pm.
Your tour of the home could garner you a win in an auxiliary drawing worth $5,000!
The Dream Home will be given away on Sunday, June 25, 2016 on a live broadcast on KATC TV-3.
Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, “Taking Leave”
Through June 11
A moving play about Alzheimers, "Taking Leave" runs through June 11.
For more information, visit the Iberia Performing Arts League
(Due to adult language, parental discretion is advised.)
Talk Saves Lives: Intro To Suicide Prevention, St. Martinville
A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.
Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.
Hosted by Acadiana Out of the Darkness, the event will be held at the St. Martinville Public Library.
Lafayette Summer Reading Program KickoffPrice: FREE
Build a Better World Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration will be held at the Lafayette Library, Main Branch, beginning at 10am.
Activities galore for the kids, food for all, and, of course books!
For more about the Summer Reading Program and Kickoff, call 337-261-5779.
Here's a schedule of some of the events planned for the day:
10:00 – 10:30 AM
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Roger Day: “Big Dreams Build a Better World”
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Zoo-Zoom: The Little Zoo on Wheels
12:00 – 12:30 PM
1:00 – 1:30 PM
Magician Mitch Richard
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Roger Day: “Big Dreams Build a Better World”
Acadiana Field Day, LafayettePRICE: $300 to participate, $10 to enjoy
Moncus Park at the Horse Farm is the location for Acadiana Field Day.
This brand new fundraiser will include kickball, trivia, the "Ultimate Relay", word puzzle and tug-o-war.
Teams of 6 compete for a great gift pack, which includes passes to local attractions and gift certificates to be redeemed at several area establishments.
Hosted by AAF Acadiana, an official chapter of the American Advertising Federation, part of a nationwide network of movers, shakers and industry guardians.
Proceeds from the event will support educational opportunities for AAF Acadiana members and students in Acadiana.
This is a rain or shine event.