LET DOWNTOWN SURPRISE YOU
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.
Restaurants & Bars
Parcs & Museums
THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE MERRY & BRIGHT IN DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE
Christmas is coming to Downtown Lafayette. The city center will be the perfect holiday destination with concerts, visits to Santa, a Christmas tree decorating contest, artist-curated window displays, and so much more. It’s a Merry & Bright Christmas in Downtown!
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.
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
See photos of the celebration of the new Facade Improvement and mural at Downtown’s Halo Building. The improved Halo Building facade features artwork by muralist, Brett Chigoy, made possible by a grant from the Downtown Development Authority, through DDA’s Facade Improvement Program.
Most people are familiar with the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Like it or not, these holiday shopping dates are here to stay, but many who participate do not realize the impact that their spending has—or doesn’t have—on our local economy. Enter Small Business Saturday.
Downtown Lafayette will become the perfect destination for lovers of Christmas this December. In an effort to spread seasonal joy throughout the Acadiana region, DLU has committed to creating a month-long series of family-friendly holiday events in Downtown Lafayette.