Shake Your Trail Feather Paddle Parade

Shake Your Trail Feather Paddle Parade

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$10 – $15

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Parc des Ponts, Breaux Bridge, La

120 St. Bernard

Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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A Paddle Parade and party in celebration of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail.

About this event

Paddle with us to celebrate the beautiful Bayou Teche National Paddle Trail! Our whacky Paddle Parade will start at 10 a.m. at Poche’s Country Club. (Day-of registration at Poche's is at 9:20 a.m.). This year, we will have 2 options to paddle:

Option A is the typical 4.5 mi./2 hr. paddle to Parc des Ponts in Breaux Bridge.

Option B is a longer 6.5 mi./2.45 hr. paddle to Lil’s on the Teche in Breaux Bridge.

Tickets for either option are the same price ($15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under; and $18 for adults, $12 for kids the day of; includes a Festival Pin). There will be a Pre-Paddle Shuttle ($5 cost at the bus) from each location. (The shuttle bus leaves Lil’s at 9 a.m. and Parc des Ponts at 9:15 a.m.). Two bands on decorated barges will accompany the paddlers down the bayou to set the mood! Starting at noon, there will be lunch trucks, libations, merch sales, kids activities and live music by Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express until 2 p.m. If you choose the longer paddle, you will still have time to play at the park, so plan to lunch with us and support The TECHE Project.

We are doing our popular free merchandise raffle for paddlers and a ticketed kayak raffle (donated by Pack and Paddle) at 2 p.m. Also, make sure to dress like a bird to win more prizes!

We ask that the parade be limited to non-motorized watercraft. See our website for kayak rental info.

Please note that registration does not include kayak rental, lunch or shuttle.

This event is a fundraiser for The TECHE Project and co-sponsored by the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, a division of the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. Proceeds go toward building the Bayou Teche National Paddle Trail, which will provide access docks and other amenities for paddlers in the 15 towns along Bayou Teche. We currently have 13 paddle trail docks and 15 accompanying informational kiosks installed on the bayou.

Visit for more info about the Paddle Parade and our organization. Call Administrator Erin Bass at 337-706-2323 for more info on the Paddle Parade.

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