South Louisiana is known for having a rich cultural heritage and a fondness for throwing outdoor events.
Festivals of Downtown Lafayette
Over the years, Downtown has become the host of numerous events and festivals. Some of these parties may only occur once per year, but together they showcase the best of what Acadiana has to offer.
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOUISIANE
Festival International is Acadiana’s largest annual festival. The Francophone-focused international music festival brings 300,000 attendees to Downtown Lafayette each year, transforming the city center into an entertainment mecca like no other. The five day festival has been held the last weekend of April for over 30 years now.
Downtown Alive! is Lafayette’s most exciting Friday night tradition. The weekly concert series provides the Lafayette community with free, high-quality live music 16 weeks a year in the Spring and Fall seasons.
Want to find even more Downtown events? Our events calendar lists new Downtown festivals, concerts, art shows, and other events every day.