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Vermilionville celebrating Mardi Gras on Sunday

Posted: 5:42 PM, Feb 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-25 13:41:43-05

Vermilionville is celebrating the Mardi Gras season with an old fashioned courir.

The annual event includes a chicken chase, king-cake making and an entire celebration of Cajun foodways.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.

“We want to emphasize that it’s a family event as are all events here at Vermilionville,” Melanie Harrington, Education Coordinator.  “Especially for families who want to introduce their children to what a traditional courir might be. This creates a very accessible traditional run where families can come.”

Admission is $5 per person ($4 for members) and ages three and under are admitted free.

For more information, view Vermilionville’s website at  http://www.bayouvermiliondistrict.org/events/courir-de-mardi-gras