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Bayou Vermilion Boat Parade on September 24

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 Bayou Vermilion District’s

 2022 Bayou-Fest and Boat Parade!

Saturday, Sept. 24

Let the good times flow during the Bayou Vermilion Boat Parade! This annual celebration of the Bayou Vermilion begins at Vermilionville and continues downriver for about ten miles to Southside Park!

Attendees can rent a canoe or kayak, or bring their own paddle craft or motorized boat to join in the parade. We get together on the Bayou every year to increase awareness of the river as a viable source of recreation for Lafayette Parish citizens. In addition, we celebrate the efforts of Bayou Vermilion District to conserve and preserve sites along the river, trash/debris clean up, and water quality management.

This year’s parade “sets sail” at 11:30 a.m. from Vermilionville with a celebratory toast by this year’s Grand Marshal! The parade proceeds 10.6 miles down river to BVD’s Southside Park. If you prefer a shorter journey, you can join the parade beginning at Camellia Boulevard canoe and kayak launch and end at Southside Park, which is 5.0 miles.

If you’d like to take part in one of the best days on the Bayou, there are a number of ways to register and join in on the fun!