Welcome to Downtown Lafayette

Rich culture, unique businesses, fine art, delicious food and always fun!

So Much to Explore

Downtown Lafayette is home to hundreds of businesses. During the day the streets are busy with people heading to work, stopping for lunch, or shopping in unique retail stores. By night the energy changes as restaurants and bars become packed with families, couples, and friends and music fills the streets. Whether you’re stopping by for an afternoon meeting or looking for ways to spend the weekend with the family, Downtown has so much to offer. Here you will find displays of public art, festivals, nightlife, and the amazing food and music that can only come from South Louisiana. Are you ready to explore?

Always Events

Events like Downtown Alive!, Movies in the Parc, and Festival International bring thousands Downtown for free live music and one of a kind shows. And there’s so much more to do when you’re here.

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Family Fun

Downtown has something for everyone. Looking to create memories with your young ones? You’ve come to the right place. Enjoy hands-on learning at our museums, space to run and play, and activities like bowling while listening to live music to keep the whole family happy.

Arts & Culture

Home to the monthly 2nd Saturday ArtWalk and scores of art studios, galleries, theaters and museums, Downtown is brimming with creativity.

Best in Dining

Downtown is a haven for a variety of high-quality restaurants. Throw a dart at the map and you’re bound to hit an eatery worthy of a visit.

Looking for Something Specific?

Use our interactive map to find places to eat, drink, shop, stay, and fill your day.

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