courtesy Jesse Guidry

Mardi Gras in Acadiana is so wonderful - we have the big city parades, and we have the traditional, old fashioned 'Courir de Mardi Gras' - how awesome is that! The Bayou Vermilion District, along with the Basile Mardi Gras Association will hold their annual 'Courir de Mardi Gras' at Vermilionville on Sunday, February 16th.

Here is the lineup of events:

10:00 a.m. -- Attendees are encouraged to arrive

Children's capuchon-making workshops begin

11:00 a.m. -- A Mardi Gras run by the Basile Mardi Gras Association

King Cake cooking demonstrations with Marie Walthers begin

12:00 p.m. -- Children's chicken chase

1:00 p.m.   -- Pine Leaf Boys perform

This is going to be so much fun, and if you bring a bag of beads, to help LARC with their Mardi Gras bead drive, you get $1 off the price of admission. which is $5 for all ages except children under 5 who get in free. For more information call (337) 233-4077.