Great Acadian Awakening
**Check back for 2012 Information and Event Dates**
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The Great Acadian Awakening is a Celebration of the Cajun connection with other French speaking parts of Louisiana's past throughout the world. It's a chance for Louisiana's youth to embrace its culture and be proud of French traditions.
The Festival kicks off in New Orleans, Oct. 7-8; then heads to Houma, Oct. 9-10; Lake Charles, Oct. 11-12; ending in Lafayette, Oct. 13-16.
The festivities in Lake Charles involve speakers, Cajun dancing, live music, a wine event, performances by French speakers, food booths, Cajun French lessons, art vendors, and a chance to explore your family tree with the Genealogical and Historical Library, all on site at the Lake Charles Civic Center, Tuesday, October 11. October 12 is a free day to explore Calcasieu Parish with tours of local attractions.
Schedule for October 11:
Click here for a schedule of events.
Art Vendors, click here for a registration form.
Check out the Family Reunion aspects.
Limited / Ticketed Wine Event:
Thomas Jefferson wine talk details.
Genealogy - Talks and Displays:
Learn more about your roots!
Suggested Ideas for October 12:
Get out and Explore Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana.
Click for an Overview Schedule from the official Great Acadian Awakening site, available in English and French.
OUR MISSION: To awaken the population of Louisiana and the world, primarily those of Acadian descent, and in particular our youth, to the realization that while we have made positive strides, the French language, culture and coastal lands of the people of Louisiana are in danger. We are seeking support, partnerships, solutions and concerted plans of action through these large gatherings.