Scène des Jeunes is a festival within Festival! Step into a world of kid-friendly musical performances along with face painting, arts and crafts, instruments and so much more. Our children’s area is the perfect chance to let your little ones get their energy out, all while learning about other cultures through creativity and PLAY!

WHERE: Cathedral Carmel School Grounds (intersection of St. John & Vermilion St). Entrance is on Versailles Street.

Introducing Petit Marché!

We are excited to announce the first ever Petit Marché to be held at Scène des Jeunes! This is an educational experience for kids ages 6-16 to learn hands-on what it takes to run a business and vend in a festival setting. From applying to the show, making their craft, pricing, setting up their booth, selling to real customers and going home with hard earned money, these little artists will get a quick grasp on what it takes to be a festival vendor! Artists must have permission from a legal parent or guardian to apply.


12pm – 3pm – Petit Marché

Custom Crafted Cranes
Aclaire Designs
Bailey’s Creations
The Green Hat
Sunflower Sisters
James’ Crafts

12pm – 3pm – Petit Marché

Mindful Magic
Flowers by Cadence
Collin’s Creations
Handmade by Gabby, with love
Suds n’ Bubbles

12:45pm – 1:15pm – Music Together Workshop

11:00am – 12:00pm – Festival Karaoke
2:15pm – 3:00pm – Acadiana Talent Performances

10:45 – 11:15am – Festival Family Dance led by Basin Dance Collective
11:15 – 11:45am – Spirit of Polynesia Hula Dance
2pm – 2:30pm – Kabuki Dancers

12:00pm – 12:45pm – En Ronde
The group En Ronde performs French Louisiana Round Dances known as Les Danses Rondes. The dances were traditionally performed a capello during the season of Lent. All of the En Ronde dancers are ESA Lower School students of French. The group was formed in 2018 under the direction of Harriet Castille, French Teacher ESA Lower School, Andree Dupre Elder, Danses Rondes instructor, and Rusty Roden, ESA Lower School Choral Director.

1:15pm – 1:45pm – Fire Expressions Dance Company

Saturday and sunday from 11am to 4pm

Saturday and sunday from 11am to 4pm