Courir de Mardi Gras : Join the Fun!

Also known as “Fat Tuesday Run,” Courir de Mardi Gras is one of the oldest local traditions surrounding our area in communities of Mamou, Eunice, Church Point and others.  It usually involves masked riders in costumes heading to the countryside, either by horseback or truck. The revelers go door-to-door to local farmers begging for ingredients for the gumbo, usually singing and dancing.  The riders at the end of the day return with ingredients for a large pot of gumbo to serve the entire community.  Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras wear colorful, handmade costumes and masks.  It usually includes a festival with live Cajun & Zydeco bands and dancing, Cajun foods and arts and crafts from local vendors.

Book your stay at our Louisiana bed and breakfast and join us for the fun on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. For more information visit:  www.IotaMardiGras.com and www.MardiGrasLafayette.com also www.eunice-la.com

Lafayette, LA’s Very Own 2nd Saturday ArtWalk

Held the second Saturday of every month
Time:  6-9pm
Place:  Downtown Lafayette
Contact:  337.291.5566
www.downtownlafayette.org
Admission free

Visit downtown Lafayette as each gallery, studio and art house opens their doors. Enjoy exploring the downtown area. Receive a discount any time on original artwork as all works sold in the district are exempt from state sales tax.

Lafayette bed and breakfast
Courtesy of Downtown Lafayette: Sans Souci Gallery-Lori Feliz

The next 2nd Saturday ArtWalk is August 11, 2012. For a complete list of exhibits and events for August 11th, then the downtown Lafayette event listing has everything you need.

Here is a list of dates for all the upcoming 2nd Saturday ArtWalk:

August 11, 2012
September 8, 2012
October 13, 2012
November 10, 2012
December 8, 2012

Join us in our beautiful Louisiana bed and breakfast.

Roberts Cove Germanfest

Roberts Cove Germanfest will take place on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2, 2011. This fun event is held just five minutes from MaisonD’Memoire! Visitors can look forward to: Alpenfest Band, German Costumes, Folklore Presentation, Roberts Cove Germanfest Folk Dancers, Antique Farm Equipment & Rice Threshing, Kinder Auftrit (children singing & dancing), German food such as sauerkraut, wurst (sausage), kartoffel (potatoes), zucker platzchen (sugar cookies), and both imported and domestic beers, just to name a few. My personal favorite is the potato stew. Visitors can also enjoy the German Heritage Museum, Gift Shop, Kinderland Games & Activities, Blacksmith Association Demonstrations and more. Check out the schedule of events to find out more information!

The festival will be located at St. Leo’s Catholic Church Grounds on Hwy 98, approximately 3 miles from Interstate 10. Why not plan to take your family to this wonderful event during your stay at our Lafayette LA Bed and Breakfast!