The town of Abbeville is the parish seat for Vermilion Parish, and is the home of HHC (headquarters company), 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry (mech.), of the Louisiana Army National Guard. Abbeville and its residents celebrate a proud Cajun heritage in a close proximity to its coastal environment.
Abbeville is known for hosting many festivals such as the Daylily Festival and Garden Show, the Giant Omelette Celebration, Les Lumieres du Village d'Abbeville, the Louisiana Cattle Festival, and the Vermilion Carousel of Arts.
The town proudly supports their local Babe Ruth Baseball, Vermilion Football, and Abbeville Softball leagues.
The Vermilion Parish School District serves the town of Abbeville’s students.