Rain Could Put A Damper On Many Weekend Plans
We are still in Hurricane Season. All this rain we are expecting this weekend is a direct result of tropical moisture from Hurricane Miriam. Don’t remember a hurricane with that name? That’s because Miriam was a storm that affected the Pacific Ocean. The moisture from the system has been pushed across Mexico and Texas and is going to be our guest for the weekend. That is too bad. We have a lot of things planned. Many of them will still go on you just need to bring your rain gear.
Remembering Mickey Shunick – I have been told by organizers of this event that plans for downtown Lafayette’s Parc International will go on rain or shine. This event is hosted a celebration of Mickey’s life and as a gracious thank you to so many who gave up so much in her search. As you can see by the picture a little rain never stopped Mickey before and it won’t today. Bring your poncho and other rain gear and be ready to celebrate a very special member of our community.
Ragin Cajun Football and Tailgating– The last and only home game we had this season mother nature unloaded a gully washer on us. It looks like we might experience the same fate today. At least this time we know it going it. Rain chances are quite good for late this afternoon and through out game time. Umbrellas are NOT allowed inside Cajun Field. I suggest you visit a store like Rouses where you might secure a bright red Ragin Cajun poncho. Rubber rain boots in red might be another great addition to your wardrobe too. Be listening for any last many changes in parking that could arise because of soft ground behind the Hilton Garden Inn.
Tinsel and Treasures- This is a fund raiser presented by Lafayette’s Junior League. The event is inside in the Cajundome and Convention Center. The bad weather shouldn’t present any problems with shopping, however it could be a long walk to the car with all of your goodies. I believe you can make arrangements to leave your purchases in a secure area and then drive through and pick them up. It would certainly be more convenient but it is still going to be along walk in wet conditions. You might want to opt for a style that leans toward the water proof.
Sugar Cane Festival in New Iberia– The children’s parade has been cancelled but the Sugar Cane Festival will go on. You can still expect plenty of delicious food, fun and great live music in downtown New Iberia this weekend. The weather might slow down the activities or limit some of the events but as of now most activities are still on schedule.
Louisiana Cajun Food Fest in Kaplan– Has been postponed because of the weather. Tentative plans are to reschedule in November.
Best of The Bayou Fest in Houma– The inaugural event features a great line up of music. Including Acadiana’s own GIVERS and Marc Broussard. The event is free.
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