Some of the many events taking place this weekend include The Festival of Light and the Fire & Water Festival.
For more information on these events and many more taking place locally this weekend, visit Acadiana365.com.
EarthShare Gardens is hosting its Fall Fundraiser to further its mission to produce organic food as a way to care for ourselves, each other and the planet. The event features performances from The Clay Parker Band and Soul Creole with Louie Michot & Corey Ledet. Jambalaya will be available for purchase.
The EarthShare Gardens Fall Fundraiser begins on Friday, Dec. 6, from 7-11 p.m., at The Feed & Seed, located at 106 N. Grant St., in downtown Lafayette. Admission is $10 For more information visit EarthShareGardens.org.
The Oil Center’s long held holiday celebration The Festival of Light features a myriad of Christmas themed activities and live performances from the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, T’Monde Cajun Band as well as holiday concerts from participating Acadiana schools.
The 20th Annual Festival of Light begins on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-10 p.m., in the Oil Center. For more information including a full schedule of the many activities and performances visit TheOilCenter.com.
The Fire and Water Rural Arts Celebration is a one day event that showcases creative talent produced primarily in Acadiana. Born following the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Fire and Water featured signature floating fires and the work of visual artists with only a sampling of other artistic disciplines; however, over the last several years the event has expanded to become more of a celebration featuring a multitude of artists, performers and cultural workers in a variety of disciplines and genres. Watch cooking demos and feature films, hear live music, listen to poetry and shop local art vendors. Unique French Louisiana celebration. This year's ceremonial fire lighting includes "Fire Dance" performance.
The 9th Annual Le Feu et L'Eau (Fire & Water) Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., at NuNu’s, located at 1510 Bayou Courtableau Road, in Arnaudville. All activities are free and open to the public. More information can be found at fireandwaterfestival.org and NuNuCollective.org.
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