Join the Bayou Vermilion District as they celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Vermilionville.

Join them as they bring together various organizations to Vermilionville in an effort to raise awareness and inspire appreciation for the most precious jewel we will ever know, our planet Earth.

The Bayou Vermilion District will be host for a day to various community organizations and businesses ready to share their knowledge of environmentally related issues as well as provide fun activities for the kids.  You’ll be able to take a short canoe paddle in Vermilionville’s Petit Bayou, enjoy cooking demonstrations on how to preserve your garden’s harvest, catch and identify various aquatic bugs to help determine water quality, as well as enjoy many more activities for the kids.

Live music will be provided by Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, the Lafayette Rhythm Devils, and Joe Vidrine & Friends.  You can also register for a free Wise Water raffle, and sit in on a lecture series highlighting the current recreational opportunities on and along the Bayou Vermilion as well as plans for future development.

Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and students and free for children 5 &under.

For an additional cost boat tours of the Bayou Vermilion will also be available.

Organizations and businesses who will have exhibits on site include:

  • Wildlife & Fisheries
  • The Beetle Experience
  • Palmetto Island State Park
  • Acadiana Food Circle
  • LA Trail
  • Cultural Research Institute of Acadiana (CRIA)
  • Earth Share Gardens
  • Friends of the Horse Farm
  • Lafayette Master Gardeners
  • Acadiana Permaculture Guild
  • Jim Foret the Tree Guy
  • Beekeepers of Acadiana
  • The Teche Project
  • Trees Acadiana
  • Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association
  • Lafayette Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Sierra ClubWildlife & Fisheries

For a complete list of organizations and businesses participating in the BVD’s Earth Day Celebration as well as a complete list of activities visit the calendar of events at or call (337) 233-4077.