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 again 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 with 2023 bird the Northern Cardinal). 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 Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band 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.
120 St. Bernard