We made it to Friday ! Lots going on this weekend and enjoy! Lisa
What Going on this Weekend?
Sugar Cane Festival Event oage
Sept. 20 – 24, 2017. Celebrate the Louisiana sugar cane industry with parades, carnival, live Cajun and Zydeco music, car show, sugar cookery, photography, and artistry competitions, horticulture show, pageantry and more. View our blog for more information.
Various venues in New Iberia
The 2017 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish.
The two day festival consists of hot air balloon glows, live entertainment, a classic car show, barbecue competition, great food, nightly fireworks shows, carnival rides and plenty of fun activities for children of all ages.
The Heritage and Harvest Tour will be held along LA Highway 3049 and U.S. Highway 71 North in Gilliam, Louisiana. Experience a day in the country on a self-guided tour of local homes, churches, cotton gins, country stores, a museum, and cotton fields during Heritage and Harvest Tour.
September 23rd, 2017 – September 24th, 2017
1 Canal St.,
New Orleans, LA70130
Saturday is a Beautiful day -so go out and enjoy it. This picture is from the Opelousas , La. Visitor Center. A great place to visit and see the vast history of the town. Don’t Miss the St. Landry Catholic Church – Cemetery Tours starting in October. Lisa
Opelousas takes its name from the Native American tribe Appalousa who had occupied the area before European contact.
The first recorded European arrived in the Appalousa Territory in 1690. He was a French coureur de bois (trapper and hunter). French traders arrived later to trade with the Appalousa Indians. In 1719, the French sent the first military to the Territory, when Ensign Nicolas Chauvin de la Frénière and two others were sent to patrol the area and in 1720, the French established Opelousas Post as a major trading organization for the developing area. The French encouraged immigration to Opelousas Post before they ceded Louisiana to Spain in 1762
Opelousas is Louisiana’s third oldest city. The city served as a major trading post between New Orleans and Natchitoches in the 18th and 19th centuries. Traditionally an area of settlement by French Creoles and Acadians, Opelousas is the center of zydeco music. It celebrates its heritage at the Creole Heritage Folklife Center, one of the destinations on the new Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.
It feels like fall here but i am sure it will not stay that way -so this weekend go out and enjoy the weather. lisa
So Friday starts the weekend – so what’s Happening in the area.
Friday night and Saturday is filled with Football. LSU Tigers are home. UL Ragin Cajuns are away. Saints play Monday away.
Fall Festivals -this weekend !
Also weekend farmers markets all over the state. Go out and enjoy.
Mamou Cajun Music Festival
September 8th, 2017 – September 9th, 2017
Corner of Main St. and Hwy. 13,
Super Derby of Racing
8000 E Texas St,
Bossier City, LA71111
Feliciana Humming Bird Festival
September 9th, 2017
7:00 am – 3:00 pm
National Wildbird Refuge
15736 Tunica Trace (Hwy 66), 9485 Oak Hill Rd,
St. Franciville, LA70775
Sunday – Grandparents Day !
September is Here. And this Sunday is another Hot & Sunny Day. Perfect for a Holiday 3 Day Weekend. Everyone here is cleaning up and drying out from Harvey’s rain.
September means Football in Louisiana. Our teams won last night – if you keep up with that. We are not big fans but my extended family is. It’s hard to get in the mood with Hot temperatures outside but I hated it in Snow too. That’s why If we watch it at home in comfort.
This week plan for 9/4- 9/8
- Labor day Holiday
- Blog Updates
- DIY Crafts
- Summer recipes /picnic fun
- Fall Festivals fun
Have a Safe & Happy Week. September means fall fun.food ,crafts and books. Lisa
More Sunshine Today – Hot and Humid ! But Football will be played in Tiger Stadium tonight and the Rajun Cajuns are Home. So Happy Tail G ating to all.
I have my Food in the crock pot so I can take the rest of day off. So Enjoy your Saturday -Lisa
Yes – I left my crawfish in Michigan (LOL) . We lived the last 18 years in Michigan and we moved back 6 years ago to my home state to help my elderly parents. I came across this in the news and thought I would share,.
Michigan – has a crawfish problem.
The DNR said it is the first case of a live red swamp crayfish to be found in the wild in the state. Another of the invasive crustaceans was found in a retaining pond in Novi days later, the DNR said.
Now, they’re trapping the critters to try to get a handle on the infestation, but officials say totally eliminating them from the lake may not be an option.
That’s an issue because the crayfish can burrow and cause damage to bridges, dams and other structures, the DNR said. Ka;Kalamazoo News
Lafayette Travel is helping with the problem with Plans
Even though Vicksburg, MI and Lafayette, LA are separated by more than 1,000 miles, they both have one thing in common. Crawfish. On July 19 the Michigan Department of Natural Resources released an advisory confirming the presence of the invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), also known as the Louisiana crayfish, in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg and a retention pond in Novi.
Arcadian Memorial Events – Events for Today
Celebrated in Louisiana – Arcadian Festival
It’s a pretty special day here in Acadiana (who are we kidding. Every day is special around here). How do you plan on celebrating “National Acadian Day”?
National Acadian Day celebrates the origin, unique history and vibrant culture of the Acadian people of Canada. In 1605, France established the first permanent settlement in North America, located in Port Royal, Nova Scotia. As a result of the Great Upheaval from 1755 to 1763, many thousands of Acadians were forced to leave their homes and relocate elsewhere. Although many eventually returned to the Acadian region, others never returned home.
Another century passed and in 1867, Canada became a nation. Shortly there after in 1881, the first Acadian Convention declared August 15 as National Acadian Day however it would not be until 2003 that the holiday is officially proclaimed as a national observance by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.