Tresors du Bayou (Treasures of the Bayou) is a free educational program sponsored by the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival planning committee. This year the program will take place on Friday, March 20, 2015. Tresors du Bayou is geared to area grade school children who are invited each year to participate in a field trip to this amazing event; however, it is open to the public and will be of great interest to anyone who wants to know what life was like along Bayou Lafourche throughout our history.
Tresors du Bayou offers art, history, music, dance lessons, craftsmen, etc. (30 + booths/programs); parts of our past and present which have helped to make South Louisiana culture so alluring and captivating to others. Tresors du Bayou is about keeping our history alive, educating and inspiring our children, and sharing our unique culture with the world.
Tresors du Bayou includes well known South Louisiana musicians and arts and crafts vendors. Roland Cheramie and Friends will perform in conjunction with a dance troupe, Zydeco/Cajun Dance Productions who be teaching guests how to dance the Cajun Waltz, Cajun Two-Step, and Cajun Jitterbug. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of locally made products specific to the cultures of south Louisiana. Various food and drink items will also be available for purchase.
Tresors du Bayou is funded through grants sponsored by the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), the New Orleans Regional Arts Council, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.