April 21st Seafood Festival

French Market & Seafood Festival

Saturday April 21st  12 pm to 4 pm  

Join us Saturday, April 21st, from 12 pm to 4 pm for a total immersion into New Orleans. Enjoy the jazzy sounds as you stroll through the Village for a French Quarter inspired experience and enjoy shopping in our Village shops . Get a glimpse of the artists in action as they paint, draw, and design masterpieces in the corridors of the Village. Of course it wouldn’t be New Orleans without tasty seafood, from craw-fish to shrimp the food will be plentiful and the beer will be flowing. So join us for a fun-filled day of music, art, food and shopping!

Live Music By
Noon to 4 pm

Rhythm Journey: Offers personalized instruction for all ages and levels in Ballroom, Latin, and Social dances such as:

  • Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz
  • Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, Mambo, Bolero, Samba, Paso Doble
  • Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba

They also create customized packages to help you prepare for a special events, such as a wedding or quinceañeras.

Lessons and events are held at various locations around the Research Triangle, NC area.

Enchanted Wishes: “Enchantment Behind Every Wish” stop by and see your favorite princess and super hero! Hear a story or play a game.

Down to Earth Aerials: Our aerialist is renowned for thrilling audiences with high-energy and tightly choreographed aerial silks displays.

Colonial Games Tent: The Tavern at the Sign of the Oak and Acorn – Visit our recreated tavern where you can learn all about pastimes in the days when iPhones and PSP’s didn’t yet exist. Games of chance and skills are taught, and outdoor historic games on the lawn are also available for family play.

Scriptorium Activity Center: All ages can learn about the art of illumination and create their own illuminated letters as the Scriptorium Tent. Fun for families!

Food Demonstrations: Stop by our Kitchens to explore traditional French recipes cooked up by our chefs over an open hearth! Be sure to try the famous “gumbo” that is known for in Louisiana.

Cocktails DemonstrationAmerica’s first cocktail, the Sazerac, was created in New Orleans. Learn more about this and other amazing cocktails along with recipes that can go home with patrons. Cheers!

Jean LaffitteLaffitte, the French privateer (pirate) and smuggler who also took part defending the US
in the War of 1812. Don’t miss this character!

Crafty Beer Shop: Tent with beers on tap outside as well as their usual inside.
Driftwood Southern Kitchen: Crawfish Boil – open for regular lunch and crawfish boil in courtyard. $15 crawfish plates – 1.25 lb crawfish, corn on cob, potatoes, and sausage.
Zanyu Asian Noodles: Lobster Bisque Ramen Special.
Olive Wagon: 25% off the Flavor of the Month.
Pink Boutique: New spring items! Come in a check it out!
Savory Spice: Enjoy 10% OFF our Cajun Seafood Seasonings or Black River Creole Seasoning
Simply Crepes: Selling Fresh Seafood Crepes (W Shrimp & Scallops in Creamy Seafood Sauce). Also a Fresh Dessert Crepe called the Roberti (Nutella, Bananas and Coconut) Will still sell Wine/Beer.on The Green.
The Village Grill: Oyster Po’Boy Sandwiches- crispy cornmeal dusted oysters on fresh baguettes with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and cajun remoulade. Shrimp Etoufee-black tiger shrimp simmered low and slow with bell peppers, julienne onions, and toasted garlic in a lightly spiced shrimp and tomato broth served over jasmine rice.
Southern Craft Butchers: Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwiches and Shrimp and Grits in the courtyard.
Farina Neighborhood Italian: crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, meatballs, wines by the glass and kids items on the green.