Wednesday, April 4 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Various Locations Around Acadiana
Cycle Zydeco is the 4-day, 170-mile cycling tour in Acadiana emphasizing Cajun and Creole culture. Experience mouthwatering Cajun cuisine and live performances by the best bands in Louisiana. The ride includes tours of many attractions and options for camping or staying in hotels. It draws people from around the U.S. to enjoy Acadiana's unique food, music, landscape, culture, and hospitality. The ride takes place every year the week after Easter and includes great food, live music, and the finest flat roads Louisiana has to offer. For more information including events that are open to the public click here.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Acadiana Po-boy Festival
Parc San Souci, Downtown Lafayette
Back for another year to celebrate the southern sandwich staple, the Acadiana Po-boy Festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. in Parc San Souci in Downtown Lafayette. In addition to purchasing po-boys from various vendors there will also be a po-boy eating contest, best of the fest po-boy award as well as live music from Feufollet, Pine Leaf Boys, Julie Williams Band, Brass Mimosa, New Natives Brass Band, and Ray Boudreaux. There will also be plenty of activities for the kids as well as pop-up shops for the adults to pass the time in between music. For more information including a list of po-boys and vendors click here.
Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
Scott Boudin Festival
The Boudin Capital of the World will be hosting their annual Boudin Festival in Scott Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. The event is jam packed with plenty of things for adults and kids of all ages. The music line up boasts three days of music including Keith Frank, Warren Storm and Willie Tee, Chris Ardoin, Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, Lil Nate and many more. Kids will enjoy the carnival rides and games all the while being able to sample boudin every which way you can think. For more information including directions, cost and full music line up click here.
Saturday, April 21 - Friday, April 27, 2018
Chicot State Park
The annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week is not a school, or a festival, or a family reunion – it’s all those things and more! At Balfa Week, you can learn knee-to-knee with master musicians and culture bearers surrounded by great folks from across the globe. Balfa Week features five days of intensive classes on fiddle, guitar and accordion; twice-daily participatory teaching sessions on Cajun & Creole Vocals; five days of instructor-coached Band Labs; nightly dances with fantastic Cajun and Creole artists; five or more artist-led Jam des Amis sessions; intimate afternoon words-and-music sessions with accomplished and legendary featured artists; and afternoon lagniappe sessions on a variety of topics. For more information on Balfa Week or the nightly performances click here.
Wednesday, April 25 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
Festival International de Louisiane
Lafayette, LA's annual Festival International de Louisiane provides the ideal opportunity to discover what makes Lafayette, LA so unique. Festival International de Louisiane is the largest non-ticketed outdoor Francophone festival in the country celebrating the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world. Hundreds of performing and visual artists from 15 countries, along with Lafayette, LA's own artists, residents and visitors, converge on seven stages across Downtown Lafayette, LA for five days of world music. For a full performance schedule as well as other events click here.