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.


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Downtown Lafayette is the place to be on Friday nights. The Spring season of Downtown Alive! returns this March, presented by Evangeline Maid. The concert lineup is one of the best yet, with artists like Anders Osborne, Brother Dege, Horace Trahan, Amythyst Kiah, and Ray Boudreaux taking the spotlight at Parc International. As always, Downtown Alive! is free and open to all ages. Bring the whole family and kick-start a weekend of fun in Downtown Lafayette!

Who is Downtown Lafayette?

Downtown Lafayette is represented by two organizations: the Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. They work together to help Downtown thrive.

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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.

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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Photos: The first Merry & Bright Christmas in Downtown

Photos: The first Merry & Bright Christmas in Downtown

Photos from the first ever Merry & Bright Christmas in DowntownChristmas in Downtown Lafayette was extra special in 2019. The efforts of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and almost 100 different businesses, organizations, artists, and volunteers combined...

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