Shawntell Lewis stopped by GMA to talk about the 8th annual Bayou Vermilion Festival and Boat Parade happening Saturday, September 28th.
The fun kicks off at 8:00 am on the grounds of the Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park.
The 10.6 mile boat parade will sail from Vermilionville at 11:30 am and make its way to Southside Park. A celebratory toast will be given by this year's Grand Marshals, John & Becky Williams.
Paddlers are welcome to join in the boat parade by setting up their own or renting a paddle craft from Vermilionville. Boats can be decorated and paddlers and spectators are encouraged to wear costumes.
Residents and businesses along the parade rout are also encouraged to participate in the fun by decorating their yard.
A contest for the best boat decor, best costumes, and best yard decorations will be held.
Those that do not live along the parade route can watch the parade at Vermiliomville, Beaver Park, Rotary Point or at the Camellia Bridge Canoe & Kayak Launch.
Guests can also take part in a number of pre and post-parade festivities, including the Bayou Vermilion Festival at Southside Park.
Pre-parade festivities include, face painting, the Bayou Bones Exhibit, food, beverages and more. The Festival at Southside Park will be from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm with live music by the GTO Party Band.
You can preregister for $10 per person or register online for $15 per person.
Visit the Vermilionville website to volunteer, purchase tickets and get more information.