Mardi Gras Parade Group Seating
Downtown Parade Route VIP Seating
Handmade Violin/Fiddles, Repairs, Building & Performances
King Rob & His Court Gallery
Souvenir Art Gallery
Outdoor Beer Garden, Retail & Performance Space
Downtown Walking Tours
Historic Bilingual Walking Tour
Boudin & Brushes Program
Lafayette Azalea Trail
Free Driving Trail
Local Brewery Offering Guided Tours and Tasting Room
Cajun Brewing, opened for in October 2015. Their initial line of products includes three beer varieties: Cajun WIT, Ragin’ Red Ale and Brown Ale. Future plans include guided tours of the brewery and brewing process as well as a tap room where visitors can sample test batches and get a taste of new beers.
New TABASCO Experience
Expanded Factory Tour, New Restaurant & Guided Tours
TABASCO® has expanded the factory tour experience. Now guests can view artifacts from TABASCO® Sauce’s founding family; see the growing process of pepper plants from seedlings to full-grown; visit the mash warehouse for a peek at the aging process; view and smell the aromas of the stirring vats; and learn about the company’s bottling and shipping process around the world. The new restaurant, 1868, features local cuisine seasoned with TABASCO® pepper sauce flavors. TABASCO® branded merchandise is available at the TABASCO® Country Store.
Sweet Crude Rouler: Official Cocktail of Lafayette Parish
Local Rum Mixed with Local Flavor
New Orleans has the Hurricane, Louisville, Ky. has the Mint Julep and now Lafayette, La. has the Sweet Crude Rouler™. The creation of the Rouler™ was the brainchild of David Meaux, founder of Rank Wildcat Spirits™, the first spirits distiller in Lafayette Parish. Sweet Crude Rum™ is their award-winning small-batch white rum and is produced using sugar cane grown in South Louisiana. How do you make a Rouler™? Mix 2 ounces Sweet Crude Rum™, 2 ounces sweet and sour, ½ ounce simple syrup and 5-10 drops of bitters; pour over ice; add 2 ounces club soda; stir and garnish with a lemon twist. Enjoy!
Acadiana Po-Boy Festival
New Annual Festival in Downtown Held First Weekend of April