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Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival, St. Martinville


Come take part in the re-enactment of the arrival of the Acadians at the Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival on March 16, 2019 from 10am – 3pm near the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville! 

Grab a family banner and join in the procession as we welcome the Acadians to the Attakapas District at 12:30pm.

Join us at 9:45am for the raising of the Acadian flag and singing of the Acadian national anthem, Ave Maris Stella. 

You can hang out all day long with the chefs of many traditional Cajun treats and learn their secrets at the same time.   Stick around and enjoy some great Cajun food for lunch!

Come learn about some important events in Acadian history as portrayed by members of Théâtre Cadien in costume and in French!   Join us for the Table française at 10am with John Broussard!

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site brings traditional toys & games, along with a demonstration on historic chair caning. 

Need some genealogy assistance?   Members of our genealogy workshop and Lafayette Genealogy Society will be on hand to help you navigage through a bit of your genealogy.

Amis du Teche provide some good Cajun music with plenty of space for dancing and tapping your toes.

The festival and the museums are free of charge.  The Festival takes place in and around the Acadian Memorial at 121 So. New Market St. in St. Martinville near Bayou Tèche.  For more info, contact Elaine Clément at 337-394-2258 or at  Also check out our updates on our Facebook page or at our web site at

Schedule for Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival

March 16, 2019
9:45am – 3pm
9:45am  Flag raising – Acadian National Anthem with Adeline Miller

Compagnie Franche de la Marine re-enactors (all day)
Cooking Demonstrations (all day)
Food, Drink & Craft Booths (all day)
10am  Table française with John Broussard (2nd floor, Acadian Memorial)

Genealogy assistance with Lafayette Genealogy Society (in front of City Hall)
10:30am  Amis du Tèche – Cajun music
11am  Théâtre Cadien – historical vignettes en français (Acadian Memorial)

Traditional Toys & Games with Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
12:30pm Presentation by Native Americans (Evangeline Oak gazebo & Bayou Tèche)
Re-enactment of the Arrival of Acadian families honoring Benoît & Savoie/Savoy families
2pm  Amis du Tèche

Théâtre Cadien
Historic Chair Caning with Longfellow-Evangeline
3pm Raffle Drawing
Festival closes


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