Cajun Heartland State Fair
Image courtesy of Cajun Heartland State Fair
May 25 – June 4, 2017
Monday – Friday 5 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday 12 p.m.
CAJUNDOME, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506
The 29th Annual Cajun Heartland State Fair scheduled May 25 - June 4, 2017 will provide the best in family entertainment for children of all ages. This 11 day fair includes numerous super rides such as the giant Ferris wheel, Crazy Mouse and the Mega Drop as well as games, free attractions and live music for all ages. For more information about this event including the music line-up click here.
Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball
Image courtesy of Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball
June 6-10; 29-20; 23-24, 2017
Fabacher Field, 221 La Neuville Rd., Youngsville, Louisiana 70592
There’s no better way to enjoy a summer evening with the family than watching one of America’s favorite pastimes, baseball. Join the Acadiana Cane Cutters at Fabacher Field throughout the summer to catch on of their home games. The Acadiana Cane Cutters are one of seven member teams in the Texas Collegiate League. The TCL is a collegiate, summer baseball league designed to give the top professional prospects a chance to play in a minor-league baseball atmosphere while maintaining their amateur status. For more information and game schedule click here.
Creole Culture Day
Image courtesy of Vermilionville
June 4, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
Every year Vermilionville hosts this free event for the public to explore the history and evolution of the Creole community. The theme of this year's Culture Day series is "Where We Come From." Activities for the day include crafts and games for children, boat tours and canoeing, live music by Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys as well as a juré demonstration by the Broussard Sisters, a Creole Jam open to all levels, film showings, cooking demonstrations (crawfish and tasso pasta, Sausage Creole and sweet dough pies), dance lessons, sharing circles and more. For more information and a timeline of events click here.
Second Saturday ArtWalk
Image courtesy of Downtown Lafayette
June 10, 2017
6 – 8 p.m.
Downtown Lafayette, LA 70501
During 2nd Saturday ArtWalk, Downtown Lafayette comes alive as each gallery, studio and art house opens their doors for this free event. Whether you're an art aficionado or a casual patron, you're sure to leave inspired as you explore Downtown Lafayette's Cultural District. Receive a discount anytime on original artwork as all works sold in the district are exempt from state sales tax. For more information about the event click here.
Concerts at Couret
Image courtesy of Kevin Naquin.
June 16, 2017
Couret Farms, 500 block of Pont Des Mouton, Lafayette, LA 70507
Join Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys as they perform on June 16 for Concerts at Couret, a free, monthly summer concert series perfect for the whole family. The series takes place at Couret Farms located near the intersection of I - 49 & I - 10 on the 500 block on Pont Des Mouton at 6 p.m. on Fridays. The concert series focuses on promoting the culture & hospitality of Acadiana through music, food, shopping & fun – Upper Lafayette-style. For more information including performance schedule click here.
Taste of EatLafayette
June 20, 2017
CAJUNDOME Convention Center, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506
The summer long EatLafayette campaign will kick off with a Taste of EatLafayette event June 20 at the CAJUNDOME Convention Center. The EatLafayette tasting event offers a chance to sample the cuisine from some of the restaurants participating in EatLafayette. This year's Taste of EatLafayette kick-off event will be held in conjunction with the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, which is relocating to Lafayette from New Orleans! This will include a live cook-off during the event with chefs from all over the state, including Lafayette's finest, participating in a cook-off competition with the winner to be announced that evening. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets click here.