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Join us as we celebrate St. Martinville all year long in 2020!!!

Monthly Activities  

Every first Wednesday – Genealogy Workshop
Varying presentations on genealogy. 
St. Martinville Branch Library, 9:30am, free admission
337-394-2258 / info@acadianmemorial.org / Facebook.com/AcadianMemorial

Every first Saturday - 
Free admission to St. Martinville residents with proof of residence
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
337-394-3754; longfellow@crt.la.gov

Every second Wednesday - Table Mêlée
Conversation in French and Creole, all levels.
2nd Floor, Acadian Memorial, 4pm. 
337-394-2233; tourism@stmartinville.org

Last Saturday - Table Créole
Conversation and lessons in Creole
Parks Middle School Library - 2pm.
337-394-3337


​2020 Festivals and Events

January 25. Vigilantes on the Bayou.  
Re-enactment of a pre-Civil War battle between local farmers and wealthier planters.
  Battle re-enactment, campsites, cooking demos and more. Admission fee.  
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site. 10am – 4pm. 337-394-3754.  

February – Black History Month
Remembering our ancestors. 
African American Museum, every Saturday 2:00 – 4:00 pm, free admission
stmchc@bellsouth.net / Facebook/st.martinvilleafricanamericanmuseum

February 15 – Annual Rotary Club Mardi Gras Ball
Renaissance Gala Ball. 
Cade Community Center 7:00 pm
For info and tickets: 337-394-2233 / Facebook.com/StMartinvilleRotaryClub

February 21-22 – Cornucopia Ball
Childrens and teens’ Mardi Gras Gala. 
Cade Community Center, 7:00 pm
For info and tickets: 337-789-3592

February 23. Newcomer Club Mardi Gras Festival
Music, Vendors, Food, music and vendors celebrating 60 years of Newcomers Mardi Gras.
Call 337-380-6031 for info.  

March 21, Annual Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival.  
Museum style festival highlighting Cajun tradition and music. Featuring wooden boats, music, dancing, food and drinks, vendors, theatre, storytelling, film and readings.  
Evangeline Oak Park. Call 337-394-2258 or info@acadianmemorial.org. Free Adm.

April 16. Cycle Zydeco comes to St. Martinville!
3-day bike festival comes through St. Martinville between 11 and 2.
Local food for purchase and music.
Festival grounds. cyclezydeco.org.  

May 2020. Traditions and Tales. 
Diverse, multicultural, intergenerational festival.
Includes storytelling, music, dancing, games, tea party and more.   
10am – 3pm. Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site.  
Standard fees apply. For more information call 337.394.3754 

July 28 – Day of Remembrance  
Pay tribute to those Acadians who suffered deportation and exile in 1755 from their homeland. 
Acadian Memorial 3:00 pm, free admission
337-394-2258 / info@acadianmemorial.org / Facebook.com/AcadianMemorial

August 15 – National Day of the Acadians
Celebration of the Acadians with a full day of museum activities, family banner procession. 
Acadian Memorial, free admission
For info: 337-394-2258 / info@acadianmemorial.org / Facebook.com/AcadianMemorial

August - Annual Car, Truck, Bike & Rat Rod Show
Contact Michelle Broussard at 337-523-2472 for booth rentals.
Magnolia Park. / Facebook.com/StMartinvilleKiwanisClub

October 2-3 – Tour du Teche.  
Join us as we welcome paddlers from the Tour du Teche to St. Martinville. 
Arrival - Oct 2 (afternoon to evening; Departure (early morning)
Near Evangeline Oak
www.tourduteche.com 

October – Okra Cook-Off
Join us as we judge the best okra dishes in Southwest Louisiana.
Festival Grounds, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, admission $5.00
337-394-2230 /Facebook/st.martinvilleafricanamericanmuseum

October – 29th Annual Kiwanis Pepper Festival 
Festival with live music, arts and crafts, vendors, food, drinks and the famous pepper eating contest. Take part in the Pepper 5K run and 1-mile fun run. 
Festival grounds
jcastille61179@aol.com / Facebook.com/StMartinvilleKiwanisClub

November – Annual St. Martin Creole Farmers Market Chariot Parade 
Traditional handmade illuminated chariots made from cardboard boxes are pulled on the church square in competition for trophies and prizes.
Historic Square, 7:00 pm, registration at 6:30pm, free admission
337-789-3592

December – Supper on the Square  
Enjoy an evening of music, food and drinks around the theme of Réunion de Famille and old family recipes all around the Historic St. Martinville Square. 
Historic Square. 6pm and 7pm seatings. 
For info and tickets: 337-394-2230 / stmchc@bellsouth.net.  

December – Tour of Homes 
Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Martinville. 
337-789-3592