Springfest at Moncus Park

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LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – Moncus Park will host its first Park showcase, “Springfest,” presented by First Horizon Bank, on Saturday, April 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event highlights the Park’s best features during the most beautiful time of the year. Moncus Park invites nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and families to visit the Park to learn from community experts and businesses about gardening, plants, and the ecosystem! The event will host symposium speakers, assisted tree climbing, kite flying, environmental vendors, park tours, and more.


  • Saturday, April 22
  • 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • FREE to the public
  • FREE parking
  • Multiage outdoor activities: Aerial lift and assisted tree climbing with Bob’s Tree Preservation, kite flying,

    guided tours.

  • Plants and environmental product sales
  • Keynote Speaker: Bill Fontenot
    • William R. “Bill” Fontenot has committed his professional career since 1986 to wildlife conservation research and restoring ecological integrity to natural areas, arboretums, botanic gardens, and private lands of all sizes.
  • Symposium Speakers:
    • “10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Gardening” with Charity Phillips of Acadiana Grows
    • “The Importance of the Cajun Prairie” with Dr. Malcom Vidrine, LSUE Professor Emeritus
    • “The Beauty of Louisiana Irises” and more!
  • Food trucks and bar available
  • Guided experiences: park tours, nature walks, and iris viewing.


The Park is seeking environmental vendors specializing in various plants and farm-based products, encouraging gardening, growing, and cultivation, and volunteers. To sign up or learn more about “Springfest,” visit www.moncuspark.org/springfest.

To connect on social media visit facebook.com/moncuspark, instagram.com/moncuspark, and twiter.com/moncuspark.



Categories: Acadiana, Lagniappe