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COURIR MARDI GRAS GRA SLIDE 2

A 9 DAY CELEBRATION OF THE LASTING IMPACT OF ACADIAN PEOPLE & CULTURE

GRA2020 Schedule of Events

This calendar of events will be updated frequently throughout the year. Please check back before you plan your trip to see the latest schedule.  

Opening Festivities – Lafayette, LA

Lafourche Parish – Festival du Vieux Temps, Boucherie

Eunice, LA – Cajun Jam at Savoy Music Center (9AM-12PM)

Jennings, LA – Cajun Jam (10AM)

Lafayette, LA – Vermilionville Cajun Jam (1PM-4PM)

Breaux, Bridge, LA – Cajun Jam at Tante Marie’s (11AM – 1PM) 

West Baton Rouge Parish – Sugar Fest

Arnaudville, LA – Bourré and French Conversation (2-5 PM) Cajun Jam at Bayou Teche Brewery (1PM) 

Breaux Bridge, LA – Cajun Jam at Tante Marie’s (10:30AM – 12:30 PM)

Marksville – Cochon de Lait

Avoyelles Parish – Breakfast

Rayne, LA – Guidry, Hebert, and Breaux family Reunion Gathering (all day event)

Baton Rouge, LA – Table Française (6PM-8PM)

 

Ville Platte, LA – Allons Parler en Français , Evangeline Parish Library

 

Loreauville, LA – Historical Marker (Plaque) Unveiling (10 AM – 2PM)

Basile, LA – French Talking & Coffee (9AM)

Lafayette, LA – Table Française, Pamplona (12PM)

Ramper des Pubs (Pub Crawl) Presented by Travel Machine – Downtown Lafayette, LA (6PM – 10PM)

Breaux Bridge, LA – Table Française, Tante Marie’s (5:30 PM)

Thibodeaux, LA – Le Cercle Francophone (5:30 PM)

New Orleans, LA – Weekly informal French discussion, The Columns (7PM-9PM)

Arnaudville, LA – Jonathan Olivier Farm Tour, Native Plants & Animals, Cooking Demo, Food Tasting (10AM-1PM)

Lafayette, LA – Cajun Table Française – Dwyer’s Café (7AM)

Scott, LA – Table Française, Maison de Begnaud (1PM)

Lafayette, LA – Franco Happy Hour (5PM) and Cajun Jam (8PM-11PM)

 

Abbeville, LA

10A – 12P – Tours of the marsh, sugarcane fields, crawfish ponds and Palmetto Island State Park (tentative) 

12P – Welcome by Parish Officials, Tourist Commission (Lunch Provided) 

12P – 4:30P – French Bands & Music, French Immersion Students, Food demonstrations, cracklins, jambalaya, beignets etc. 

12P – 8P – Exhibits and booths featuring parish attractions, crafts, festivals and shops

1P – 5P – Walking tours of Abbeville by Abbeville Volunteer Tour Guides, French Table on the Gazebo

5:30 – 8:30 PM – Live Music (Sounds on the Square, Magdalen Square)

7PM – The Birth of Cajun Culture – Play & poetry reading by University of Louisiana Lafayette professor Dr. Darryl Bourque. Free event, Magdalen Square, Hosted by Warren Perrin.  

Church Point, LA – Cajun Dance Hall Jam (7PM)

Broussard, LA – Famille Beausoleil Reunion, St. Julian Park (4PM-6PM)

Youngsville, LA – Table Française (9AM-10AM)

Arnaudville, LA – Les Coudre-Pointes (10:30AM – 12:30 PM)

Lafayette, LA – Table Française, Ground Pati on Johnston St. (5PM)

Scott, LA – Cajun Jam, Maison de Begnaud (6PM)

Mermentau Cove, LA – Boucherie & Traditional Mardi Gras Run

Breaux Bridge, LA – Messe en Français/French Mass (8AM)

Rayne, LA – Table Française, Frog City Travel Plaza (8:30AM)

Prairieville, LA – Allon Parler Cadien (10AM)

Eunice, LA – Cajun Jam at Savoy Music Center (9AM-12PM)

Jennings, LA – Cajun Jam (10AM)

Closing Ceremonies

Lafayette, LA – French Mass, Cathedral of St. John (9AM)

Tintamarre to Warehouse 535 (Following Mass)

Concert at Warehouse 535 (Following Parade)

Countdown to #GRA2020

Grand RéVEIL ACADIEN 2020

GRA 2020 is a multi-parish experience celebrating the lasting cultural impact of the Acadian people. Daily events will be held from October 3rd through October 12th, 2020 across Acadiana. Started in 2011, this event has been held every five years since. The purpose of this event is to encourage Acadians from around the world to continue to advance our unique lifestyle through shared memories, French speaking events, bonding and fellowship over Cajun food and music, and the general celebration of our shared culture. To find out more about our history, the history of Louisiane-Acadie, and Acadian History, click the button below. 

Le GRA (Grand Réveil Acadien) est une expérience multi-paroissiale qui célèbre l’impact culturel durable du peuple acadien. Des événements quotidiens auront lieu du 3 octobre au 11 octobre 2020 dans au moins cinq paroisses du sud de la Louisiane. Lancée en 2011, cette manifestation se tient depuis tous les cinq ans. Le but de cette manifestation est d’encourager les Acadiens du monde entier à continuer de faire progresser notre style de vie unique tout en partageant des souvenirs du passé. Evénements francophones, tissage de liens et fraternité autour de la nourriture et de la musique cadiennes et célébration générale de notre culture commune sont tous au menu! Pour en savoir plus sur notre histoire, l’histoire de Louisiane-Acadie et l’histoire acadienne, cliquez sur le bouton ci-dessous.

Create Memories that will never be forgotten!

ABOUT LOUISIANE-ACADIE, INC.

Louisiane-Acadie, Inc. is a non-profit organization that aims to encourage connections between Acadians all around the world. Its mission is to educate people from Louisiana and people around the world about Acadian culture and heritage. 

More than just an organization, we are a community-based voice of Louisiana’s Acadian/Cajun population. We strive to preserve our native French language and to serve as a reliable reference to the public on the life of Acadians in Louisiana. To learn more about us, click the button below. 

À PROPOS DE LOUISIANE-ACADIE, INC.

Louisiane-Acadie, Inc. est un organisme à but non lucratif qui vise à encourager les liens parmi les Acadiens du monde entier. Sa mission est d’éduquer les gens de la Louisiane et les gens du monde entier sur la culture et le patrimoine acadiens.

Plus qu’une simple organisation, nous sommes une voix communautaire de la population acadienne / cadienne de la Louisiane. Nous nous efforçons de préserver notre langue maternelle française et de servir de référence fiable au public quant à la vie des Acadiens en Louisiane. Pour en apprendre plus sur nous, cliquez sur le bouton ci-dessous.

LOUISIANE-ACADIE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Randal Menard

President

Michael Vincent

Vice President

Ray Trahan

Treasurer

Martha Royer

Secretary

John Broussard

Board Member

Gwenn LaViolette

Board Member

Gayle Breaux Smith

Board Member

Brad Nation

Board Member

Experience CAJUN CULTURE FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE

Because our festival is held over the course of several days and throughout several parishes, you will come to see that there is no singular trait that makes an Acadian. Every small town and every big city has a different story to tell, and all of their people have their own sub cultures, accents, cooking styles, and pastimes. If you ever wondered what “Cajun” really means, there is no more comprehensive way to partake in this unique culture so completely and authentically. 

DÉCOUVREZ LA CULTURE CADIENNE DE NOTRE POINT DE VUE

 Puisque que notre festival se déroule sur plusieurs jours dans plusieurs paroisses, vous constaterez rapidement qu’il n’y a pas de trait singulier qui compose un Acadien. Chaque petite ville et chaque grande ville a une histoire différente à raconter et tous les habitants ont leurs propres sous-cultures, accents, styles de cuisine et passe-temps. Si vous vous demandez ce que signifie vraiment le mot « cadien », il n’y a pas de moyen plus complet de participer à cette culture unique de manière aussi complète et authentique.

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