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As the heart of our community and the center of Acadiana, we invite you to explore what makes Downtown Lafayette an unforgettable place to be.
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Join Downtown Lafayette for a Lunch & Learn featuring Nannette Cook, Gregg Gothreaux, Glenn Lazard and Al Patin who will discuss quality of life investments and its importance on our economic competitiveness.
ArtWalk Lafayette occurs every second Saturday in Downtown Lafayette. The monthly event features exhibits, live music, theatrical performances, and immersive artistic experiences in the shops, galleries, museums, and streets of Downtown Lafayette.
Join Downtown Lafayette for a morning of casual conversation and caffeinated beverages with our guest Louis J. Perret. Coffee Talk is an exclusive opportunity for DLU Members to chat with the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court and network with fellow Downtown supporters.
Restaurants & Bars
Parcs & Museums
Downtown is rising
Downtown Lafayette is undergoing a revitalization that is bringing new businesses and residents to the city center. Downtown’s central location, built-in infrastructure, and its role as the cultural and business center of the region has led to significant development activity in recent years, including more than 100 residential units currently under construction.
“Momentum” was the 2019 word of the year in Downtown Lafayette. Read our 2019 Annual Report to learn why.
Downtown is where Lafayette happens
Downtown is where the residents of Lafayette and Acadiana come to work and play. Something exciting is always happening at the numerous businesses, organizations, galleries, restaurants, music venues, and festivals located Downtown. Stay up-to-date on Downtown news and stories when you subscribe to our newsletters, or follow us on social media.
Recent News & Stories
The Downtown Lafayette community was resilient in 2020 and is now poised for tremendous growth as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parc San Souci has been the go-to place for people living in Lafayette for nearly twenty years. It has served as a place to host events, play and listen to live music, as well as take an iconic photo, but the Downtown Development Authority believes that it's missing...
CGI just keeps growing and growing... The global information technology firm, which reported 500 jobs in Lafayette just over a year ago, doubled its initial projection for Lafayette from 400 to 800, which it expects to reach in 2023. The company will expand into the...