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.
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Parcs & Museums
COVID-19 Support for Downtown Businesses
Restrictions from the ongoing coronavirus epidemic are hurting local businesses, especially in Downtown with a high concentration of restaurants and nightlife establishments. We are working as fast as we can to compile resources for business operators and their employees and customers so that we can help lessen the economic effect of the virus on our community.
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.
Recent News & Stories
See photos of the celebration of the new Facade Improvement and mural at Downtown’s Halo Building. The improved Halo Building facade features artwork by muralist, Brett Chigoy, made possible by a grant from the Downtown Development Authority, through DDA’s Facade Improvement Program.
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...
Most people are familiar with the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Like it or not, these holiday shopping dates are here to stay, but many who participate do not realize the impact that their spending has—or doesn’t have—on our local economy. Enter Small Business Saturday.