Erath, Louisiana, is a residential community of approximately 2,100 residents located in Vermilion Parish, about 7 miles east of Abbeville and 26 miles south of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Founded in 1899, we are a small community rich in Acadian culture. We take pride in our community and hold dear our family.

Visit us during our Fourth of July Celebration, where we celebrate the birth of our nation. Our celebration is one of the biggest and best in the area, and was featured on Good Morning, America as "one of most interesting events in America."



Lighting of the Christmas Lights will be Friday, November 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM in front of the City Hall.

Erath Mayor and Town Council 


The Town of Erath and the Erath 4th of July Association will host their annual “Lighting of the Lights” at the Erath City Hall at 6:00 PM on Friday, November 24, 2017. Again, this year they will be collecting canned goods. Anyone is welcomed to stop and drop it off prior to the lighting of lights. Anyone can just bring the canned goods in the City Hall.  Mayor John Earl LeBlanc Erath Councilman (and Erath 4th of July President) Robert B. Vincent, and rest of the town council, Guy Nerren, Taylor Mencacci, T-Bob Domingues and Timmy Landry want to invite the community to this free fun-filled family event. It will take place in front of the Erath City Hall.  Champagne's will provide hot chocolate. Join us at Erath City Hall 115 West Edwards, Erath, LA 70533 and visit with Santa!

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