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.
DOWNTOWN ALIVE! IS BACK!
Downtown Lafayette Unlimited is thrilled to announce it will host the 38th season of Downtown Alive! virtually. This 3-part series — presented by Evangeline Maid — will begin in March and take place on the third Friday of each month. Tune in to the DTA! Facebook page at 6 pm to see the shows LIVE!
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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
Since the iconic Don’s Seafood in Downtown Lafayette closed in 2020, there has been a lot of curiosity about what would happen to the building. Since the 1930s, the restaurant was a staple of the district and a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors....
Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, the private, nonprofit corporation that works with the Downtown Development Authority, appointed nine new members to its board for 2021. New board members include: Maggi Bienvenu, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Justin Cormier,...
Adam Daigle, Business Editor of the Acadiana Advocate joined Jan Swift to discuss the biggest business news of 2020 and the Advocate’s upcoming Economic Summit to be held virtually on January 13, 2021.