“There are parts of America that are special, unique, unlike anywhere else. Cultures all their own, kept close, much loved but largely misunderstood. The vast patchwork of saltwater marshes, bayous, and prairie land that make up Cajun country is one of those places.” -Anthony Bourdain
Nestled in the heart of Cajun Country, the city of Broussard exhibits all of the best qualities of southern hospitality and cajun life. The epitome of a “melting pot,” our local culture sees influences from the French, Native Americans, African Americans, and Spanish and English heritages. Good times are a must, and while we don’t need extravagant things, we can certainly be a little lagniappe. And good times are made better with good food.
“That’s still very much in the culture here: the interrelation between food and music and manufacturing a great time. The attitude and the spirit that true residents here share is remarkable.” -Walt Adams
Broussard will certainly have no shortage of culture at the Music on Main and the inaugural Jambalaya Cook-Off at Arceneaux Park on Friday, October 7, 2022. This event, which is free to the public, will have a Kids’ Zone with face painting, cookie decorating, and an obstacle course. Since the event will happen in conjunction with the Grand Reveil Acadien 2022, there will be a Canadian folk band performing at 3 pm, and Chubby Carrier will take the stage at 6 pm.
Other activities in honor of Grand Reveil Acadien will be opening ceremonies at the Valsin Broussard Home at 9 am. The opening ceremonies will include a cajun jam session, petanque games, a boudin-making demonstration, and more. You can also register for a Cajun Food Tour led by Marie Ducote or embark on your own exploration of the city by visiting Parish Brewery, the Zoo of Acadiana, and several walking tours of historic churches and homes.
We are proud to host such an amazing celebration of the lasting cultural impact of the Acadian people. Our goal is to encourage Acadians from around the world to continue to advance our unique lifestyle through shared memories, French-speaking events, bonding and fellowship over Cajun food and music, and the general celebration of our shared culture.
For more information on upcoming cultural events such as this one, contact the Broussard Economic Development Corporation, the City of Broussard, or the Broussard Chamber of Commerce.