Member Events

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited hosts a wealth of events for the Downtown member community.

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited hosts a wealth of events for the Downtown member community. These events offer our members opportunities to learn about Downtown’s issues and successes, network with other local professionals, and engage with the Downtown community. These events are completely free for all DLU members to attend.

Downtown Lunch & Learns

Downtown Lunch & Learns are recurring lunchtime events that provide opportunities for DLU members and others to stay informed on the issues facing Downtown Lafayette and engage with the leaders who can shape our district’s future. The Lunch & Learns take place in many formats from guest presentations, panel discussions, group discussions, and town hall style meetings.

Downtown Meet-Ups

Downtown Meet-Ups are a partnership between DLU and Opportunity Machine to create a series of happy hour events in Downtown Lafayette for local entrepreneurs, new business owners, Downtown business champions, and community members.

Attendees of Downtown Meet-Ups can:

  1. Hear from Downtown entrepreneurs about why they chose to locate Downtown, what opportunities and challenges they have faced, and how they are growing their business in the heart of our city.
  2. Create connections with local individuals and businesses and experience inclusive conversations with people from different fields of business discussing their problems and asking questions. Our hope is that mentor relationship will form through this exchange.
  3. Learn, socialize, network, and advocate for Downtown’s future.

Downtown Coffee Talk

Downtown Coffee Talk is a morning of casual conversation and caffeinated beverages led by CEO Anita Begnaud including a diverse range of Downtown movers and shakers as guests.

Please join us in supporting local businesses and pick up your coffee to-go from Rêve Coffee Roasters, Black Cafe, or Carpe Diem! Gelato – Espresso Bar prior to our fun hour of coffee talk.

Since this is a FREE event we’d also encourage you to donate the cost of a coffee or latte to Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU), the non-profit arm of Downtown Lafayette that produces events such as this, Downtown Alive!, and Movies in the Parc.

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Lunch & Learn: Quality of Life Infrastructure – POSTPONED

August 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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.

Second Saturday ArtWalk

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Downtown Coffee Talk with Louis J. Perret

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.

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Want to see what the Downtown community is up to? View all of our upcoming member events, or read about our last Downtown get-together.

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