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!
Upcoming Events and Activities
Catch the second DTA! show of the season on Friday, April 16 with Grammy-nominated artist Sweet Cecilia.
Join Downtown Lafayette Unlimited on Tuesday, April 20 at 9 am for a Coffee Talk with Scott Feehan, Executive Director of Festival International de Louisiane.
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.
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