Special Activities for Bon Anniversaire

We are planning several unique activities along with our fête this year.

Get out your dancing shoes!

Professional square-dance and contra-dance caller, Steve Bing, is in town for our fête. He has since moved to Houston but once called Baton Rouge his home and is an excellent Cajun fiddler as well as square-dance caller. Friday afternoon Steve Bing will lead  a square dance for fête  participants.

No dance experience necessary; no partner needed. Just bring some sturdy shoes. If you get tired out; sit and listen to the band of David Lindsey on hammered dulcimer and Annette Lindsey on keyboards. will be the band for this fun event.


Picnic and Jam on the Levee

Saturday during lunch and the workshop hour after lunch, take a stroll on the levee in downtown Port Allen and watch the sea-going ships and barges lazily float by.  Enjoy your lunch and jam.  If you look closely, you can just see the Mississippi River levee in the distance where the road makes a bend to the left. This is just a couple of blocks from the fête.

“Cajun Music and Lyrics”

We hold many of our workshops at the adjacent museum, the West Baton Rouge Museum. Bot the director of the museum and curator speak fluent Cajun French. They will teach a workshop Friday afternoon and “Cajun Music and Lyrics.”  This workshop is open to everyone. Come pass a good time and learn about our regional culture.

Cajun Dulcimer Music Jam

Jam on Lagniappe favorite Cajun tunes lead by Peggy Broussard and Joe Besse on Friday afternoon.